One To Watch - Newcastle

Mark Smith - Friday September 17

A sister the most expensive yearling sold in 2021, Yearning was off the mark at her fifth start with a dominant performance over 1400m at Newcastle on Friday.

Ridden by Koby Jennings for Michael, Wayne, and John Hawkes, the 3yo daughter of Snitzel enjoyed the run of the race, third on the fence as Unique Vision cut out the early sectionals. Switched to the centre of the track, Yearning finished off strongly under her topweight of 61kgs to defeat the heavily backed equal favourite Left Reeling (Dundeel) by a half-length with Poetic Impact (Real Impact) a length back in third.

It was a 1-2-3 for Arrowfield stallions, which was appropriate as the winner sports the Arrowfield silks.


uo;She did it so easy. She is not stressed at all,” Jennings told Sky Racing.

“She just had a look around, is not blowing much, so there are better things to come.

‘She has a future for sure.”

Yearning parades at Newcastle (image Newcastle Jockey Club)

Yearning has acquitted herself well in stronger company. In April, she was beaten just over a length when fifth behind Jamaea (Headwater) in the Group II Percy Sykes Stakes at Randwick.

Yearning was beaten just over two lengths at her most recent start by the same filly when a troubled ninth in the Group II Furious Stakes at Randwick.

Yearning is the first foal of the 2014 ATC Australian Oaks heroine Rising Romance (Ekraar). 

This handsome chap named Magic was the most expensive yearling of 2021 and is a brother to Yearning

Her 2yo brother named Magic was the most expensive yearling sold in 2021 when Hawkes Racing went to $2,500,000 to secure the son of Snitzel out of the Arrowfield draft at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

After foaling a brother to Yearning and Magic last spring, Rising Romance made her fourth consecutive visit to Snitzel.



Race Result - Gts Lawn Pride Australia Mdn 1400m

Newcastle Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:27.08
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: K Jennings 61
3f Snitzel (AUS) x Rising Romance (NZ) (Ekraar (USA))
Left Reeling
T: J G Sargent J: A B Collett 57.5
3f Dundeel (NZ) x Green Roller (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Lime Country Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd, Burradoo
B: DGR Thoroughbred Services (FBAA)
Poetic Impact
T: P M Perry J: Ms M Weir 55
3f Real Impact (JPN) x Wingstack (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $220,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Paul Perry Racing
Our Lancette
T: Mark Newnham J: Dylan Gibbons 55
4m Per Incanto (USA) x Surreptitious (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: Mark Newnham Bloodstock
T: C J Waller J: L Magorrian 58
4m Frankel (GB) x Assume (IRE) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $500,000
V:Pencarrow Stud
B: Cambridge Stud
White Glove Test
T: C J Waller J: C Lever 56.5
3f So You Think (NZ) x She's Clean (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
T: P & P Snowden J: Ms W Costin 55
4m Epaulette (AUS) x Sleight Of Hand (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $80,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, Eddington
B: Triple Crown Syndications
Charity Spirit
T: G Portelli J: Brodie Loy 57.5
3f Cable Bay (IRE) x Magrosso (AUS) (Magnus (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $160,000
V:Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
B: Hall of Fame Bloodstock Pty Ltd
Mia Regina
T: P M Perry J: Brooke Stower 55.5
3f Epaulette (AUS) x Rosabaya (AUS) (Wonderful World (AUS))
Unique Vision
T: Justin Bowen J: D Mc Lellan 55
4m Husson (ARG) x Foolish Fire (AUS) (Nadeem (AUS))
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