Fourth Australian Winner for Maurice

Mark Smith - Monday April 5

It proved to be an easy watch for supporters that backed Maurice’s Medad into odds-on favouritism in a 1400m maiden at Hawkesbury on Monday.

Rachel King controlled the tempo from the front on the Bjorn Baker-trained colt. The only 2yo in the 8-horse field, the son of Maurice (JPN), kept up a strong gallop in the straight to defeat the 3yo All Too Hard filly Toostar by one and a half lengths with the 3yo Lord Kanaloa gelding Kahuka a further to and a half lengths back in third.

Maurice’s Medad opened his winning account at his fifth start having been placed twice at his most recent starts at Randwick-Kensington and Wyong.

A $2


50,000 purchase by  Bjorn Baker Racing/Clarke Bloodstock out of the Vinery Stud draft at the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Maurice’s Medad is the third winner from as many to race out of the Librettist (USA) mare Presslist.


Maurice's Medad a $250,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling

Placed in all three career starts at Canterbury, Hawkesbury and Newcastle, Presslist is a half-sister to Group 1 MRC Caulfield Guineas and Group 1 BRC JJ Atkins Stakes winner Press Statement (Hinchinbrook) and the Group 1 BRC TJ Smith Classic winner Pressday (Domesday).

Presslist has a yearling colt by Maurice (JPN) and a weanling colt by All Too Hard and was covered by that Vinery Stud stallion again last spring.

Maurice’s Medad becomes the fourth winner in Australia for the former Japanese Horse of The Year Maurice (JPN), who shuttled to Arrowfield Stud for three seasons (2017-19).



Race Result - Thank You Nsw Ses Mdn Hcp 1400m

Hawkesbury Track: Good(4) Time: 1:23.19
Maurice's Medad
T: Bjorn Baker J: Rachel King 56.5
2c Maurice (JPN) x Presslist (AUS) (Librettist (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $250,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Bjorn Baker Racing/Clarke Bloodstock
T: J G Sargent J: B Avdulla 56.5
3f All Too Hard (AUS) x Persian Star (AUS) (Shot Of Thunder (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Torryburn Stud, Torryburn
B: Tricolours Racing & Syndications Pty Ltd
T: C J Waller J: J R Collett 59
3g Lord Kanaloa (JPN) x La Velata (JPN) (Zenno Rob Roy (JPN))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: K Yoshida
Golden Chances
T: Matthew Smith J: Reece Jones 52.5
3f Krupt (AUS) x Scrapbook (AUS) (Honours List (IRE))
Bella Figura
T: Ms G Englebrecht J: J Ford 55.5
3f Kermadec (NZ) x Fairessa (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Riversdale, Scone
B: Blandford Bloodstock / Speriamo Bloodstock
MM National Weanling Sale $60,000
V:Rothwell Park Blandford NSW
B: Compass Bloodstock Pty Ltd
T: John Thompson J: R Hutchings 58
3g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Life Changing (AUS) (Ferocity (AUS))
Pin Feather
T: Ms W Ings J: Chelsea Ings 55.5
6g Pluck (USA) x Marshow (AUS) (Marscay (AUS))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $20,000
V:Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella, Vic
B: Inglis As Agent
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $26,000
V:Toolooganvale Farm, Scone
B: Laming Racing
Amped Up
T: Ms K Outtrim J: R Brewer 58.5
4g Americain (USA) x River Dreaming (IRE) (Galileo (IRE))
Inglis 2020 MARCH (Early) Online Sale $2,750
V:Paul Preusker Racing Stables Pty Ltd
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