Shamus Award Adds Another New Stakes-Winner

Tara Madgwick - Saturday May 15

A savvy $15,000 investment at the 2018 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale for Slade Bloodstock paid handsome dividends in Adelaide on Saturday when progressive Shamus Award filly Mimi’s Award captured the Group III SAJC TAB SA Fillies Classic (2500m).

Prepared by the team at Lindsay Park, Mimi’s Award has been flying under the radar contesting modest races in country Victoria this preparation, but a seven length victory at Wangaratta on April 29 encouraged connections to up the ante.

Well supported in the big field of 16, Mimi’s Award came with a powerful late run under Daniel Stackhouse to score a three quarter length win taking her overall record to three wins and three seconds from six starts with prizemoney topping $130,000.


"Her win in the benchmark 58 was quite impressive the other day at Wangaratta and it was great to see it do it today and it was a great ride from Daniel Stackhouse," said co-trainer Ben Hayes, who has the filly entered for both the Queensland Oaks and Derby.

"They really rolled along and she had to make a really long sustained run and she held it right to the line and that’s what impressed me the most."

Mimi’s Award carries the colours of Slade Bloodstock and runs for a large group of owners, who will no doubt be thrilled with their investment given she was bought by Rob Slade for just $15,000 as a Magic Millions weanling from the Newgate Farm draft.

Bred by Love Racing, she is the first foal from Aunt Mimi, an unraced More Than Ready (USA) daughter of stakes-winner Strawberry Field.

Aunt Mimi was on-sold in 2018 and bought by Kingstar Farm for $45,000  from the Newgate draft at the Inglis Chairman’s Sale. She has a yearling colt by Flying Artie, a weanling filly by Menari and is back in foal to Flying Artie.

Shamus Award stands at a fee of $33,000

Mimi’s Award is the 14th stakes-winner for Rosemont Stud’s Shamus Award and is his ninth this season. The Cox Plate winning son of Snitzel stands at a fee of $33,000 this spring.



Race Result - Tab Sa Fillies Classic Gr3 2500m

Morphettville Track: Soft(5) Time: 2:41.29
Mimi's Award
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: D W Stackhouse 56
3f Shamus Award (AUS) x Aunt Mimi (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
T: S Nickalls J: Todd Pannell 56
3f Contributer (IRE) x L'accord (NZ) (Golan (IRE))
T: D R Jolly J: Jamie Kah 56
3f Free Eagle (IRE) x Ransom Rouge (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
T: R W Huxtable J: K H Zechner 56
3f Sebring (AUS) x Passarelle (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
Secret Sheema
T: Ben Brisbourne J: B Vorster 56
3f Proisir (AUS) x Sheema (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
T: James Cummings J: D Oliver 56
3f Hallowed Crown (AUS) x Dextrous (AUS) (Quest For Fame (GB))
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: Craig Williams 56
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Chi (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
My Squeeze Louise
T: Denis Pagan J: J Holder 56
3f Mongolian Khan (AUS) x Envy Me (NZ) (Kashani (USA))
Mi Rock Aly
T: P A Preusker J: Declan Bates 56
3f El Roca (AUS) x Thenaia (NZ) (St. Petersburg (AUS))
Comfort Girl
T: Shayne Cahill J: Kayla Crowther 56
3f Free Eagle (IRE) x Flute Of Bubbly (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: J R Collett 56
3f Kermadec (NZ) x Lovingthelimelight (USA) (Lemon Drop Kid (USA))
Bedford Square
T: Matthew Smith J: Damian Lane 56
3f Tavistock (NZ) x Superefficient (AUS) (Street Sense (USA))
NZB Ready to Run Sale $45,000
V:Kilmore Farm Ltd
B: Mr MR Pitman
NZB Karaka Book 1 $15,000
V:Cambridge Stud
B: Kilmore Farm
T: Peter Gelagotis J: Jye McNeil 56
3f Tavistock (NZ) x Belongs In Lights (AUS) (Belong To Me (USA))
Kimmy Be Cool
T: E & D Browne J: D Tourneur 56
3f Shocking (AUS) x Kimberley Cool (AUS) (Yeats (USA))
T: J F Macmillan J: R J Hurdle 56
3f Free Eagle (IRE) x Brindabella (AUS) (Bellotto (USA))
Penso A Lei
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: L Currie 56
3f So You Think (NZ) x Nena Candida (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
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