First Winner for Better Land

Tara Madgwick - Thursday April 28

Stuart Ramsay’s Turangga Farm colours were carried by a super impressive maiden winner at Mornington on Thursday and three year-old gelding Outback Action has the distinction of being the first winner for his sire Better Land.

Outback Action wins by daylight at Mornington - image Pat Scala / Racing Photos

Second at Cranbourne on debut earlier this month, the Peter Moody trained Outback Action took plenty of improvement from that outing and was a short priced favourite for the 1200m maiden.

He led throughout and steamed away from his rivals to win by six lengths eased down


“He’s a horse we have high expectations for so to go out and do that is a big relief,” said stable representative Katherine Coleman.

“We’ll continue to take him through his grades and build his education, it was good to see today for some great owners that have been really faithful to the stable and have been clients of Pete’s for a long time.”

A homebred for Turangga Farm, Outback Action is the first runner and first winner for his sire Better Land, who stands privately at the Hunter Valley stud and has just three foals in his first crop of now three year-olds. A stakes-placed son of Shamardal (USA), Better Land is from brilliant Group II ATC Silver Slipper winner Amelia's Dream

Outback Action is a half-brother to handy metro winner Human Nature and is the third winner from winning Zizou mare Tiarazou, a full sister to stakes-winner Zoutenant from stakes-winner Tenant’s Tiara.



Race Result - Quayclean Mdn Plate 1200m

Mornington Track: Good(4) Time: 1:10.91
Outback Action
T: P G Moody J: B Mc Dougall 59
3g Better Land (AUS) x Tiarazou (AUS) (Zizou (AUS))
King Of Swing
T: C Vidotto & C Beasy J: R Mc Leod 59.5
4g Bullet Train (GB) x Aradina (AUS) (Monde Bleu (GB))
Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale $5,500
V:Bowness Stud, Young, NSW
B: Beasy Racing
T: A & S Freedman J: Beau Mertens 59
3g Pierro (AUS) x Heart Of Tier (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
Be Be's Canally
T: J R Welsh J: Carleen Hefel 59.5
5g Canford Cliffs (IRE) x Etta Place (AUS) (Big Boost (NZ))
Buble Boy
T: Logan McGill J: Ben Allen 59.5
5g Cluster (AUS) x Glenlearae (AUS) (My Patriarch (GB))
Cable Town
T: Matthew Cumani J: Tatum Bull 57.5
3g Cable Bay (IRE) x Back In Town (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
T: Ms R Frost J: R Downey 59.5
4g Rip Van Winkle (IRE) x Carolina Blue (NZ) (Sakhee's Secret (GB))
Elegant Lad
T: T Kilgower J: J Benbow 59.5
5g Fighting Sun (AUS) x Rossan (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Keep Ya Distance
T: Simon Zahra J: D Moor 59.5
4g Reliable Man (GB) x Final View (NZ) (St. Petersburg (AUS))
NZB Ready To Run Sale $30,000
V:Phoenix Park
B: Ellerton Zahra Racing
NZB Karaka May Sale $15,000
V:Westbury Stud
B: GTS Bloodstock
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