One to Watch – Taree

Tara Madgwick - Monday June 7

Kris Lees is never afraid to send a talented horse up the line to break his maiden in the country and he did it on Monday with a very nice juvenile carrying the Australian Bloodstock colours that has a half-brother entered for the Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale.

Two year-old Nicconi gelding Luscinia was sent out favourite for the 1250m open juvenile event at Taree and he powered home from back in the field to score a dominant two and a quarter length win.



a was an $80,000 Magic Millions Book 2 purchase for Lees Racing from the Raheen Stud draft and was a successful pinhook having been bought from the Noorilim Park draft at the Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale for $40,000.


Luscinia was bred by Yulong, who have entered his weanling half-brother for Inglis Great Southern.

Luscinia was bred by Yulong Stud, who bought his dam Nightingales for $55,000 from a Godolphin Reduction at the Inglis Broodmare Sale in 2017.

Luscinia is the third winner form three foals to race from Nightingales, a winning Street Cry (IRE) grand-daughter of stakes-winner Dashing Granada from a family that has produced this season’s Group I winning filly Instant Celebrity and a very smart Hong Kong stakes-winner in Healthy Happy.

Yulong have entered the weanling colt by Impending from Nightingales in this year’s Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale as Lot 91.

Luscinia is one of over 100 winners this season for Nicconi, whose winners including six stakes-winners headed by champion sprinter Nature Strip, who has added two more Group I victories to his tally this year.

Nicconi stands at Widden Stud Victoria this spring.

Nicconi is switching to Widden Stud Victoria this spring and will stand at a fee of $27,500.



Race Result - Iron Horse Global Saddle Hcp 1250m

Taree Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:15.26
T: K A Lees J: A Gibbons 57
2g Nicconi (AUS) x Nightingales (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $80,000
V:Raheen Stud, Darling Downs, Qld
B: Lees Racing
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $40,000
V:Noorilim Park, Arcadia
B: A Parker
T: Ms J Graham J: Ashley Morgan 55
2f Duporth (AUS) x Thespinis (AUS) (Bianconi (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $30,000
V:Kooringal Stud, Wagga Wagga
B: J Graham
My One
T: Glen Milligan J: G Buckley 55
2f Super One (AUS) x Mi Chiamano Mimi (USA) (Came Home (USA))
Inglis 2020 APRIL Online Sale $4,000
V:Richmond Hill Farm
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $1,500
V:PHT, Longwood
B: Richmond Hill Farm
Three Cities
T: B D Bellamy J: R Spokes 56
2f Ilovethiscity (AUS) x Faiza (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
T: Terry Evans J: Kirk Matheson 56
2g Lionhearted (AUS) x Privada (AUS) (Delago Brom (AUS))
Apache Doc
T: P M Farrell J: Ms R Murray 57
2g Duporth (AUS) x Apache Court (AUS) (Court Command (AUS))
Xtra Approval
T: A P Ball J: J Kehoe 55
2g Xtravagant (NZ) x Approve (AUS) (Zeditave (AUS))
Inglis 2020 FEBRUARY (Late) Online Sale $6,500
V:Newhaven Park
Persian Beauty
T: M R Stitt J: Reece Jones 55
2f Shooting To Win (AUS) x Persian Star (AUS) (Shot Of Thunder (AUS))
Out Of Tune
T: D Wagstaff J: L P Rolls 56
2g Dissident (AUS) x Songs (AUS) (Fuji Kiseki (JPN))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $14,000
V:O'Gorman Racing Stables Pty Ltd, Tamworth
B: Tamaqi Park
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Showcase $30,000
V:Hollylodge Thoroughbreds, Avenel
B: Breeze Up Bloodstock
MM National Weanling Sale $40,000
V:Newgate Consignment Aberdeen NSW
B: Nathan Hicks
Casino Silk
T: M R Stitt J: Ms M Weir 55
2f Casino Prince (AUS) x Titian Silk (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale $3,750
V:Devon Park Stud, Lilydale
B: Vandisar Investments
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