Yonkers Shocks in Shannon Stakes

Mark Smith - Saturday September 25

It was a wonderful welcome back for Glyn Schofield, but a complete blow-out for punters, as the outsider of the field Yonkers (USA) claimed the Group II Ned Whisky Shannon Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Yonkers wins the G2 Shannon Stakes - image Steve Hart

In a driving finish the son of Medaglia d’Oro (USA) defeated Discharged (Snitzel) by a head with a half-neck back to Reloaded (Snitzel) in third.

Waller said the win came as a surprise.


uo;He’s a talented horse whose never really disappointed us. He’s done a great job,” Waller said.

 “Guy Mulcaster bought him in America. He had his first few runs in Ireland then made his way to Australia and he’s certainly earning a name for himself.

“Well done to Glyn Schofield. He’s been a real workhorse over the past six weeks and even before that on his fitness levels to get back on a horse has been a courageous performance. He deserves it.”

Schofield said it is great to be back and feeling healthy.

“I am pain free for the first time in a long time. I suppose that does sort of help me get back on the horses and being able to do you best,” Schofield said.

“I rode one through the week and now to ride one on the Saturday is even better. Got a couple of rides left so you never know.”

Trained by Ger Lyons in Ireland, Yonkers finished second at his second start behind the future Epsom Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck over a mile at Killarney.

Purchased by Mulcaster Bloodstock for US$575,000 at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale, Yonkers advances his record to nine wins, five seconds, and five thirds from 30 starts with earnings of $637,846.

He is the best of four winners from five to race out of the dual Listed Stakes winner Anne Of Kiev (Oasis Dream).

Yonkers (USA) becomes the 155th stakes-winner for the former Darley shuttler Medaglia d’Oro (USA).  


Race Result - Ned Whisky Shannon Stks Gr2 1500m

Rosehill Track: Good(3) Time: 1:28.21
T: C J Waller J: G Schofield 55.5
6g Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Anne Of Kiev (IRE) (Oasis Dream (GB))
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Jean Van Overmeire 53
5g Snitzel (AUS) x No Evidence Needed (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
Inglis September (Late) Online Sale $16,000
V:G1G Racing & Breeding
B: P Coffey
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Gai Waterhouse/Adrian Bott/Blue Sky (FBAA)
T: C J Waller J: J R Collett 56
5g Snitzel (AUS) x Hollow Bullet (AUS) (Tayasu Tsuyoshi (JPN))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $350,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Harras Syndicate/Mulcaster Bloodstock
Love Tap
T: R & M Freedman J: Tim Clark 53
4g Tapit (USA) x Smokey's Love (USA) (Forestry (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Coolmore Stud Jerry's Plains NSW
B: Dynamic Syndications/Dean Watt Bstock (FBAA)
T: John Thompson J: Brock Ryan 57.5
5g Deep Field (AUS) x Only Words (AUS) (End Sweep (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Canning Downs Stud Darling Downs Qld
B: John Thompson
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 59
7g Oasis Dream (GB) x Mirror Lake (GB) (Dubai Destination (USA))
Best Of Days
T: James Cummings J: J Bowman 58
8g Azamour (IRE) x Baisse (GB) (High Chaparral (IRE))
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: J Parr 57.5
8g Lope De Vega (IRE) x Carolyn's Star (AUS) (Peintre Celebre (USA))
All Saints' Eve
T: J A O'Shea J: Rachel King 53
5m Sacred Falls (NZ) x Halloween (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Soldier Of Love
T: Bjorn Baker J: K Mc Evoy 53
6g Mawingo (GER) x Lurking Lilli (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
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