Another Stakes-Winner for Blue Hen Leone Chiara

Tara Madgwick - Saturday May 1

Outstanding broodmare Leone Chiara delivered a third stakes-winner at Hawkesbury on Saturday when her five year-old Sebring gelding Embacer won the $140,000 Hawkesbury Gold Rush (1100m).

Embracer wins the Listed Gold Rush - image Steve Hart

A half-brother to dual Group I winner Star Witness, Group III winner Nostradamus and Group I placed Lady Lupino, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Embracer has always shown ability in easier grade and was having his first run back from a spell and first run since being gelded.

Tuned up with a couple of recent trials, he was ready to rumble and with Tim Clark on board scored a dominant length and three-quarter win.

A $280,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Widden Stud draft for his trainers, Embracer has the overall record of six wins and five placings from 14 starts with prizemoney topping $334,000.


“Now he’s a gelding he’s relaxing in his races that bit more as before he was inclined to overdo it, that was where he was vulnerable and what stopped him taking the next step,” said Adrian Bott.

“Hopefully now he’s ready to right on with it.”

Embracer was bred in partnership by B2B Thoroughbreds, who also bred and sold two year-old Capitalist colt Gleneagles, an impressive winner the Clarendon Stakes earlier on the Hawkesbury program.

Embracer is one of eight winners from blue hen Leone Chiara, a Group III winning sibling to Group II winners Chinchilla Rose and Ferocity as well as stakes-winner Chiaramonte.

Now, 21 years of age Leone Chiara had no foal last year after missing to Star Witness’s sire Starcraft, but appears to be in foal to Lonhro.

Embracer is the 67th stakes-winner for Widden Stud’s much missed sire Sebring, whose last yearlings are being sold this year.



Race Result - Hawkesbury Gold Rush LR 1100m

Hawkesbury Track: Good(4) Time: 1:02.21
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tim Clark 53
5g Sebring (AUS) x Leone Chiara (AUS) (Lion Hunter (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: Gai Waterhouse / Adrian Bott
T: P & P Snowden J: S Clipperton 54
4m Snitzel (AUS) x The Darling One (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: Kitchwin Hills
T: Brad Widdup J: K S Latham 55
5m Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Snowgums (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Just Field
T: D Lane J: M A Cahill 54
4m Deep Field (AUS) x Shoboard (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $650,000
V:Cressfield Scone NSW
B: China Horse Club/Alan Bell Racing
T: James Cummings J: J R Collett 53.5
4m Lonhro (AUS) x Wild Queen (AUS) (Loup Sauvage (USA))
St Covet's Spirit
T: J C Coyle J: Ms K O'Hara 53
4m Uncle Mo (USA) x St. Covet Girl (AUS) (St. Covet (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $14,000
V:G Rapisarda Ayr Qld
B: Jason Coyle
Black Magnum
T: Mark Newnham J: R Dolan 53
5g Magnus (AUS) x Titania Star (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
MM Gold Coast 2YOs In Training Sale $80,000
V:Nolen Racing Benalla Vic
B: Darby Racing
MM Perth Yearling Sale $16,000
V:Oakland Park Stud North Jindong WA
B: Moorillah Pastoral
T: J M Austin J: J Innes Jnr 53
7g Bon Hoffa (AUS) x Our Slew (AUS) (Gilded Time (USA))
All Cylinders
T: Peter Robl J: Ms L Day 54
4g Testa Rossa (AUS) x Star Of The Screen (AUS) (Conatus (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $35,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Robl Racing Pty Ltd
Special Reward
T: K A Lees J: A Bullock 60
5g Demerit (AUS) x Special Kiseki (AUS) (Special Bond (AUS))
MM Perth Yearling Sale $145,000
V:Taunton Vale Dardanup WA
B: John Chalmers Bloodstock (FBAA)
Blazing Miss
T: Mark Newnham J: Rachel King 53
4m Sizzling (AUS) x Jahre (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Darby Racing / De Burgh Equine
T: Brad Widdup J: G Buckley 53
4m All Too Hard (AUS) x Sherbet Bomb (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Fairview Park Stud, Grose Wold
B: Jadeskye Racing / Brad Widdup Racing
T: David Payne J: P Romeo 54
5g Zoustar (AUS) x Queen Of The Falls (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Inglis 2019 OCTOBER (Late) Online Sale $190,000
V:Chris Waller Racing
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $450,000
V:Turangga Farm Scone NSW
B: David Redvers/Mulcaster Bloodstock
T: M J Dunn J: N Rawiller 57
6g Snitzel (AUS) x Tickle My (AUS) (Perugino (USA))
MM Gold Coast 2YOs In Training Sale $140,000
V:Victorian Bloodstock Mornington Vic
B: Jim Kennedy
Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale $75,000
V:Basinghall Farm, Nagambie
B: Inglis As Agent
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