Break Through Win for Contributer 3YO

Media Release - Tuesday May 4

Promising staying three-year-old Quiet Michael broke maiden ranks over 1800m at Hawkesbury on Tuesday under a confident Josh Parr ride on a deteriorating Soft7 track. 

The son of Mapperley Stud stallion Contributer was initially prepared by Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman, for whom he had three starts before joining champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller.

Contributer three-year-old Quiet Michael. Photo:


After finishing second at Canterbury in his first Australian start, Quiet Michael ($1.50) relished the step up in distance to 1800m and never gave punters a moments concern. 

“He has taken loads of improvement from his first run over here,” Parr said. 

“He gave me a great feel going down to the start and the conditions weren’t too much of a worry to him.

“He travelled like the winner the whole way. I swung down the side and it was a case of getting clear air from there. He was too good and I am glad to win on him.”

Out of the Zabeel mare Mojave Aster, Quiet Michael was purchased for $60,000 at Karaka Book 1 from the Pencarrow draft by Michael Hughes, who shares in the ownership with Queensland-based brothers Chas and Cam Stewart. 

Quiet Michael holds a nomination for the Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm on May 29. - NZ Racing Desk.



Race Result - Blacktown Workers Club Mdn 1800m

Hawkesbury Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:50.72
Quiet Michael
T: C J Waller J: J Parr 58
3g Contributer (IRE) x Mojave Aster (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $60,000
V:Pencarrow Stud
B: Hughes Bloodstock
T: A J Cummings J: Regan Bayliss 56
3f Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Gabbidon (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Sir Diamond
T: S I Singleton J: J Ford 58
3g Tavistock (NZ) x Love Diamonds (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $55,000
V:Cambridge Stud
B: Scott Singleton Racing
T: J C Coyle J: Ms K O'Hara 59
4g All American (AUS) x Fuller Promise (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
T: Matthew Smith J: J R Collett 56
3f Time For War (AUS) x Marinov (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Kitchwin Hills, Scone
B: Matthew Smith Racing
Earl Of Sandwich
T: Ms K Buchanan J: L Magorrian 58
3g Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Magic In Motion (AUS) (Magic Albert (AUS))
T: C J Waller J: Tim Clark 58
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
Son Of Duke
T: Matthew Smith J: K S Latham 59
4g Rhinebeck (AUS) x Zero Interest (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
T: J M Austin J: Ms J Taylor 59
4g Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Watch My Toosh (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Book 2 $80,000
V:Jazcom Thoroughbreds, The Oaks
B: Austin Racing
MM National Weanling Sale $20,000
V:Kingstar Farm Denman NSW
B: Jazcom Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
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