Snitzel Filly Macroura Captures Typhoon Tracy Stakes

Mark Smith - Friday February 19

Winless in four starts since capturing the Listed Woodlands Stakes at Rosehill as a two-year-old last May, the Snitzel filly Macroura did best in a driving finish to Friday nights Group III Typhoon Tracy Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.

Gotcha! Jamie Kah times her finish to perfection on Macroura (image Grant Courtney)

Under a perfectly times ride by Jamie Kah, the  Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained filly defeated the Toronado (IRE) filly Rainbiel by a neck with the I Am Invincible filly Supreme Idea a half-head back in third.

“Jamie did the right thing by sitting off the leader who was going quite quick. She was very patient at the top of the straight, just letting her go through her gears, which she is so good at,” Eustice said.

“Fair play to the filly she was incredibly tough.


uo;She’s had feet issues so she has been training without shoes. She has been down at the beach and that has helped.  

“She clearly likes the Valley and she is a very valuable filly now.

“I think fresh over 1200m is where she is at. She will try 1400m at some stage.”  

  Bred and part-owned by bred by Aquis Farm, Macroura advances her record to four wins and three thirds from eight starts with earnings of $303,090.

Macroura (image Grant Courtney)

Macroura is the first foal and only winner to date out of the winning Zabeel mare Zenaida, a half-sister to the Horse of the Year in NZ in 2009-10, Vosne Romanee (Electronic Zone).

Zenaida has a 2yo colt by Exceed And Excel named Noble Exception who failed to make his $400,000 reserve at the 2020 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. He is in training with Nick Olive in Canberra.

Zenaida has a yearling filly by Invader. After missing to that stallion in 2019, she was covered by Dubious last spring.

Macroura has an interesting back story. She was the subject of a Best On Breeding last June (Read it here).


Race Result - Typhoon Tracy Stks Gr3 1200m

Moonee Valley Track: Good(3) Time: 1:10.73
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Jamie Kah 57.5
3f Snitzel (AUS) x Zenaida (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
T: Anthony Chibnall J: Dean Holland 56
3f Toronado (IRE) x Isles Of Wonder (AUS) (Manhattan Rain (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale $10,000
V:Jazcom Thoroughbreds, The Oaks, NSW
B: L McDonald
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $6,000
V:Makybe, Gnarwarre
B: Jazcom Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
Supreme Idea
T: A & S Freedman J: D Yendall 57.5
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Sweet Sister (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
I Am Invincible
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Glastonbury Farms, Scone
B: Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock
Smokin' Val
T: Jon O'Connor J: D Oliver 56
3f Valentia (AUS) x Smokin' Al (AUS) (Al Samer (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 2 $20,000
V:Cornerstone Stud Angaston SA
B: Kim Harrison & Jon O'Connor
Highly Discreet
T: P Stokes J: L Currie 56
3f Street Boss (USA) x Very Discreet (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Miss Inbetween
T: M J Mehegan J: M J Walker 56
3f Fighting Sun (AUS) x Ruby Ninetails (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $25,000
V:Springmount, Romsey
B: MJM Racing And Bloodstock Pty Ltd
Night Raid
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M Zahra 57.5
3f Vancouver (AUS) x Raid (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds Eddington Vic
B: Sheamus Mills Bstock (FBAA)/Mick Price Racing
T: P & P Snowden J: John Allen 56
3f Snitzel (AUS) x Asscher (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
T: G J McCulloch J: Damien Thornton 56
3f Fighting Sun (AUS) x In Harmony (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
MM Tasmanian Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Grenville Stud Whitemore Tas
B: Belmont Bloodstock (FBAA)/Simon Miller Racing
No Restriction
T: Archie Alexander J: Declan Bates 57.5
3f Unencumbered (AUS) x Zumbarina (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 1 $90,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds Eddington Vic
B: Alexander Racing/Rogers Bloodstock
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M J Dee 57.5
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Roulettes (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Orphan's Trust
T: Jerome Hunter J: Beau Mertens 56
3f Trust In A Gust (AUS) x Orphan (AUS) (Tiger Hill (IRE))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $30,000
V:Bucklee Farm, Greta West
B: Graebar Park
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