One to Watch – Goulburn

Tara Madgwick - Friday May 27

Pierro gave us a promising 2YO winner at Goulburn on Friday that will be well worth following.

Trained by Bjorn Baker, Emilia Romagna showed plenty of talent at the trials last spring, but was not seen to advantage when finishing unplaced behind Soaring Ambition and Lady Laguna on race day.

Given a good spell, she’s been looking stronger at the trials and ran right up to that when produced in a 1000m juvenile maiden.

Emilia Romagna charged home from back in the field to win by more than two lengths running away.



A $550,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Milburn Creek draft  for Spendthrift Australia, she now runs in the Myracehorse Syndicate colours.

Emilia Romagna was the most expensive yearling by Pierro sold at Magic Millions and was also his most expensive filly sold in 2021.

She is the second winner from brilliant sprinting mare Griante, winner of the Group I ATC The Galaxy and a three-quarter sister-in-blood to another Group I winner in Grand Journey.

Griante sadly died last year and her final foal is a colt by The Autumn Sun.

Emilia Romagna as a yearling.




Race Result - Tab.Com.Au Mdn Hcp 1000m

Goulburn Track: Soft(7) Time: 0:59.03
Emilia Romagna
T: Bjorn Baker J: Mitchell Bell 55.5
2f Pierro (AUS) x Griante (AUS) (Good Journey (USA))
T: Bjorn Baker J: Brock Ryan 55
2f Vancouver (AUS) x Leviosa (AUS) (Magic Albert (AUS))
Esprit Lucand
T: Mark Newnham J: Tom Sherry 55
2f Bel Esprit (AUS) x Lucand Star (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
T: Gabrielle Ellis J: Jean Van Overmeire 55
2f Flying Artie (AUS) x Outsider Art (USA) (Five Star Day (USA))
Musical Affair
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Ms W Costin 55
2f Your Song (AUS) x Matras (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
T: G Ryan & S Alexiou J: A Layt 55
2f Street Boss (USA) x Santorini Miss (AUS) (High Chaparral (IRE))
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: K S Latham 55.5
2f Russian Revolution (AUS) x Fascination Street (NZ) (Elusive City (USA))
Region Time
T: G P Vella J: Ms K Nisbet 55
2f Territories (IRE) x American Time (AUS) (All American (AUS))
Twiggy Lady
T: Jean Dubois J: J Innes Jnr 55
2f Capitalist (AUS) x Tricky Zippy (USA) (City Zip (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $115,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen, NSW
B: Mitchell Beer/Heywood Bloodstock
Rebel Love
T: Matthew Smith J: Reece Jones 55
2f Dissident (AUS) x Excess Love (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Battle Abbey
T: T J Wilson J: Amy Mc Lucas 57
2c Hallowed Crown (AUS) x Madonnica (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
T: Michael Freedman J: G Buckley 55
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Wild Rain (AUS) (Manhattan Rain (AUS))
Sun Kiss
T: D A Williams J: A B Collett 55
2f Nicconi (AUS) x Gibraltar's Gift (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
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