Queensland Oaks Goal for Fastnet Filly

Tara Madgwick - Saturday May 21

The Benchmark 72 event at Rosehill on Saturday over 2000m was packed with 3YO’s entered for the Queensland Derby and Oaks and the winner Aravene booked her ticket north with a commanding victory.

Aravene in full flight at Rosehill - image Steve Hart

Trained by Caroline Jennings, Aravene was a last start winner at Sandown over 1800m and relished the step up to 2000m to score by more than three lengths for Sam Clipperton over Ting Tong and Sea Treasures, who are both entered for the Queensland Derby.


“She’s a big raw filly and was very green going to the gates and wanted to spook a bit, but she’s handled herself well in the race,” said Sam Clipperton.

“She’s a lovely staying filly going forward.”

A $235,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Widden Stud draft for Kennedy Racing Group, Aravene has won three of six starts earning over $108,000 in prizemoney.

Aravene was bred and sold by Widden Stud.

Bred by Widden in partnership with Robert Anderson, Aravene is the first foal of Group III placed Zabeel mare Arianne.

Aravene certainly has an Oaks pedigree as her dam Arianne is a half-sister to stakes-winner Monbe Faster from Champion NZ 3YO Filly Justa Tad, who won the Group I New Zealand Oaks and was second in the Group I ATC Australian Oaks.



Race Result - Canadian Club (Bm72) 2000m

Rosehill Track: Heavy(9) Time: 2:10.37
T: Caroline Jennings J: S Clipperton 55
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Arianne (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $235,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: Kennedy Racing Group
Ting Tong
T: K A Lees J: J R Collett 58
3g Epaulette (AUS) x Denia (AUS) (Thunder Gulch (USA))
Sea Treasures
T: Bjorn Baker J: Rachel King 56
3g So You Think (NZ) x Cagliari (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $70,000
V:Prima Park
B: Bjorn Baker Racing / Clarke Bloodstock
T: Lee & Cherie Curtis J: Ellen Hennessy 52
3f Maurice (JPN) x Swift Lady (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains, NSW
B: Mystery Downs/John Foote Bloodstock
Rosie Impact
T: Richard & Will Freedman J: Dylan Gibbons 54
3f Real Impact (JPN) x Rose Of Pania (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast National Yearling Sale $25,000
V:Baramul Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: Mystery Downs
Charity Spirit
T: G Portelli J: Ms K O'Hara 55.5
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
Mum's The Boss
T: Brad Widdup J: A B Collett 54
3f Foxwedge (AUS) x Second Draw (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
T: C J Waller J: J Ford 53.5
3g Ocean Park (NZ) x Lagonissi (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $70,000
V:Lime Country Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd, Burradoo
B: Mulcaster Bloodstock
Awesome Wonder
T: J A O'Shea J: Tommy Berry 54
3f Galileo (IRE) x Nechita (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
T: Edward Cummings J: Reece Jones 52
3f Tavistock (NZ) x Ijaaza (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $35,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: E Cummings / Myrtle House Stables
Vandelay Style
T: M C Conners J: Ms J Taylor 52
3f Vanbrugh (AUS) x Style Is Eternal (IRE) (Montjeu (IRE))
MM Gold Coast National Yearling Sale $15,000
V:Eureka Stud, Cambooya, Qld
B: Marc C Conners Racing Pty Ltd
Saucey Horsey
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Tom Sherry 54
3f So You Think (NZ) x Zara Bay (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
T: Jean Dubois J: K S Latham 58.5
3g Astern (AUS) x Aloona (USA) (Smart Strike (CAN))
Classic Diva
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: J Parr 56
3f Proisir (AUS) x Scarlet Diva (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
NZB Karaka May Sale $5,000
V:Rich Hill Stud
B: Relyt Farm
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