Tarzino 3YO Jungle Magnate Triumphs in South Australia Derby

Mark Smith - Saturday May 14

After making a sweeping run to hit the front at the 300m, the Tarzino gelding Jungle Magnate kept up a relentless gallop to capture Saturday's $500,000 Group 1  Thomas Farms South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville.

Jungle Magnate (image Racing SA)

Completing a profitable day for rider Mark Zahra and trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr, Jungle Magnate defeated Yaphet (Blackfriars) by one and three-quarter lengths with a further three-quarter length to Detonator Jack (Jackleberry).

The favourite Alegron (Teofilo) finished fourth.

Price said it was special that the winner is a son of his Victoria Derby winner Tarzino.


t;I remember paying $60,000, with Chris Lawler, for Tarzino, and we put some good people in, so there are very good memories," Price recalled.

"That stallion is doing a good job. He was a bit unlucky that Doc Lawler's Gypsy Goddess didn't win a Group 1. We have a few by him that go good. This time next year we will have a big strong Tarzino back here.

'When (Jungle Magnate) won his first start over 1400m I thought we could win a Guineas with him. When he ran in the VRC Derby he had had enough and was on his way down.

"We had him pegged right this time in. he had a good spell, a good prep, and had a circle around this race as his peak point.

"He (Zahra) is one of Australia's best Group 1 riders. There are about five of them, and he is one.

“I never want to go too far with my horses. My first thought is to put him out now.”

Jungle Magnate a $75,000 Karaka Yearling

Purchased by Mick Price Racing and Breeding for $75,000 out of the Westbury Stud draft at the NZB Karaka Yearling Sale, Jungle Magnate is the first foal of the Casino Prince mare The Love Of Money.

A half-sister to Outstanding View (Romarin), A Group 1 winner in Brazil, and the Listed Grafton Cup winner First Crush (Husson), The Love Of Money failed to place in her two career starts.

Her dam, Loving View (Choctaw Ridge), was the Champion 3YO Filly in Brazil in 2004-05 where her four ins included the Group 1 Cidade Jardim G.P. Barao de Piracicaba and Group 1 G.P. Diana.

Tarzino stands at Westbury Stud in 2022 for a fee of $15,000.



Race Result - Thomas Farms South Aust. Derby Gr1 2500m

Morphettville Track: Good(4) Time: 2:37.31
Jungle Magnate
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M Zahra 56.5
3g Tarzino (NZ) x The Love Of Money (AUS) (Casino Prince (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $75,000
V:Westbury Stud
B: Mick Price Racing and Breeding
T: C I Brown J: Ben Allen 56.5
3g Blackfriars (AUS) x Snacking (AUS) (Bletchley Park (IRE))
MM Perth Yearling Sale Book 2 $28,000
V:Scenic Lodge, Muchea, WA
B: Cliff Brown Racing
Detonator Jack
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 56.5
3g Jakkalberry (IRE) x Red Delicious (NZ) (No Excuse Needed (GB))
T: James Cummings J: D Oliver 56.5
3g Teofilo (IRE) x Alegria (AUS) (Medaglia D'Oro (USA))
The Nephew
T: Patrick Payne J: W Egan 56.5
3g Wordsmith (AUS) x Husson's Kiss (AUS) (Husson (ARG))
MM Tasmanian Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Armidale Stud, Carrick, Tas
B: Prime Thoroughbreds
Phere The Ex
T: Ben & J D Hayes J: L Nolen 56.5
3g Exosphere (AUS) x High Country (AUS) (High Chaparral (IRE))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Marquee Stud, Willow Tree
B: Lindsay Park Racing / Andrew Williams Bloodstock
Lady Chant
T: Brock Lewthwaite J: Kayla Crowther 54.5
3f War Chant (USA) x Verse (AUS) (Quest For Fame (GB))
MM Perth Yearling Sale Book 1 $180,000
V:Yarradale Stud, Gidgegannup, WA
B: Thoroughbred Owners Association & Sports Trust (TOAST)
T: D Clarken & O Macgillivray J: R J Hurdle 56.5
3g Foxwedge (AUS) x Inishmore (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Texas Tea
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Ethan Brown 56.5
3g Puccini (NZ) x Morning Oil (NZ) (Lucky Unicorn (AUS))
King Of Pharaohs
T: Ms R Day J: Callan Murray 56.5
3g American Pharoah (USA) x Miss With Attitude (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
Sebastian The Fox
T: Shay Keating J: J Noonan 56.5
3g Foxwedge (AUS) x High Above (AUS) (High Chaparral (IRE))
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $26,000
V:Glenelg Park, Euroa
B: Michael Rea Pty Ltd
Claidheamh Mor
T: Gemma Rielly J: J Bowditch 56.5
3g Dundeel (NZ) x Mel's Pocket (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM National Weanling Sale $85,000
V:Grandview Peak Crossing Qld
B: JR Tbreds/Bluegrass Bstock P/L (FBAA)
Commander Harry
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: D Moor 56.5
3g Reliable Man (GB) x Our Josephina (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Saint Tropez
T: Lloyd Kennewell J: Beau Mertens 56.5
3c Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Ihtsatune (AUS) (Ihtiram (IRE))
Inglis May (Late) Online Sale $200,000
V:Lloyd Kennewell Racing Pty Ltd (as agent)
B: Shane Baertschiger Racing
MM National Weanling Sale $250,000
V:Blue Gum Farm Euroa Vic
B: Merricks Station/Group 1 Bloodstock
Water Into Wine
T: T & C McEvoy J: B Vorster 56.5
3g Sir Prancealot (IRE) x God's Child (AUS) (God's Own (AUS))
Son Of Emperor
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: J Holder 56.5
3c So You Think (NZ) x Fill The Page (AUS) (Dane Shadow (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $310,000
V:Edinburgh Park Stud, Wingham
B: Matchem Holding
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