$10,000 Toronado Mare Wins Listed Black Pearl

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday October 20

The $160,000 Listed Black Pearl Stakes (1200m) at Geelong on Wednesday was won in cavalier style by the flashy Toronado (IRE) mare Rainbiel, who was given a brilliant ride by Linda Meech.

Rainbiel wins the Listed Black Pearl - image Reg Ryan / Racing Photos

Trained by Anthony Chibnall, Rainbiel was second in a Group III race at Moonee Valley earlier this year and was cherry ripe at her third run back from a spell for this bold attempt at Black Type.

She surged forward from an outside gate to take up the lead and settled comfortably before dashing well clear after turning for home.

Rainbiel ran out the trip strongly to beat stakes-winning Vancouver mare Night Raid by a length and a quarter.


All credit goes to the horse, she did everything I asked of her,” said a delighted Linda Meech.

“She settled when I asked her and then went when I said go.”


Rainbiel was a bargain $10,000 yearling purchase from Inglis Melbourne Gold.

Rainbiel was a bargain $10,000 purchase for part-owner Leon McDonald from the Jazcom Thoroughbreds draft at the Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale and has the overall record of four wins and seven placings from 13 starts with prizemoney in excess of $280,000.

Bred by Makybe, Rainbiel was initially sold in their draft at the Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale for just $6,000 and is a full sister to Group III placed Isles of Avalon from Isles of Wonder, a placed Manhattan Rain daughter of stakes-winner Gina Lollawitcha.

It’s a prolific Black Type family featuring Group winners Lucky Diva, Spirit of Westbury and Ms Catherine, so Rainbiel has become a valuable mare for the future.

Her dam Isle of Wonders is no longer with Makybe and produced a colt by Redente in September after not being covered in the two previous seasons.

Rainbiel is the 19th stakes-winner for Swettenham Stud’s outstanding sire Toronado, whose top class son Masked Crusader was a close second in the $15million Everest last Saturday.

Toronado is covering a full book of mares this spring at a fee of $49,500.



Race Result - Bennett Racing Black Pearl LR 1200m

Geelong Track: Good(4) Time: 1:10.52
T: Anthony Chibnall J: Ms L J Meech 56
4m Toronado (IRE) x Isles Of Wonder (AUS) (Manhattan Rain (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale $10,000
V:Jazcom Thoroughbreds, The Oaks, NSW
B: L McDonald
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $6,000
V:Makybe, Gnarwarre
B: Jazcom Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
Night Raid
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: John Allen 58
4m Vancouver (AUS) x Raid (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds Eddington Vic
B: Sheamus Mills Bstock (FBAA)/Mick Price Racing
How Womantic
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Jye McNeil 57
5m The Wow Signal (IRE) x Banderilla (AUS) (Delzao (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Sun Stud, Kerrie
B: Spicer Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
T: Ben & J D Hayes J: M J Dee 56
5m Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Lady Sayyida (NZ) (Iffraaj (GB))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $460,000
V:Trelawney Stud, Cambridge, NZ
B: B & J Lindsay
Belle Plaisir
T: T & C McEvoy J: Dean Holland 58
5m Proisir (AUS) x Eden (AUS) (Zeditave (AUS))
NZB Karaka - Book 2 $32,000
V:Fairdale Stud
B: Mr LC Hickman
Need New Friends
T: D T O'Brien J: Craig Williams 56
5m Shamus Award (AUS) x That's Amore (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM National Yearling Sale $30,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Danny O'Brien Racing
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: Damian Lane 56
4m Dundeel (NZ) x Replacement Miss (AUS) (Stryker (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale - Highway Session $75,000
V:Evergreen Stud Farm, Heatherbrae
B: Blueblood Thoroughbreds
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale $26,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Frontier Bloodstock Management Pty Ltd
Millennial Girl
T: S R Fisher J: Alana Kelly 56
5m Reward For Effort (AUS) x Miss Grable (AUS) (Revoque (IRE))
Best Stone
T: John Thompson J: Jordan Childs 56
5m I Am Invincible (AUS) x Dash On Ruby (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
MM National Weanling Sale $390,000
V:Amarina Farm Denman NSW
B: David Lucas As Agent For Phoenix Investments
Energy Within
T: Tom Dabernig J: B Prebble 56
4m Toronado (IRE) x Hidden Energy (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
T: R Griffiths & M De Kock J: Lachlan King 57
5m Street Boss (USA) x Canterbury Hill (AUS) (Haradasun (AUS))
Inglis July (Late) Online Sale $0
T: Shane Stockdale J: Beau Mertens 56
5m Toronado (IRE) x Quinta Lago (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $18,000
V:Swettenham Stud, Nagambie
B: G Stellato
T: M M Laurie J: Fred W Kersley 56
5m Deep Field (AUS) x Pimpinella (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Southern Cross Breeders
B: Randwick Bloodstock Agency Pty Ltd
The Stylist
T: Deanne Taylor J: Jarrod Fry 57
6m Swiss Ace (AUS) x Veva Girl (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $35,000
V:Westbury Stud Ltd Karaka NZ
B: Waratah Thoroughbreds
T: D T O'Brien J: D Moor 57
5m Shamus Award (AUS) x Hilton Head (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
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