Shalaa Filly Wins $125,000 Elvstroem Classic for Prime

Tara Madgwick - Friday June 10

Arrowfield Stud shuttler Shalaa (IRE) has had a busy season with his juveniles and racked up his 13th 2YO winner of the season on Friday when the Prime Thoroughbreds colour bearer Quang Tri scored a tenacious win in the $125,000 Vobis Gold Elvstroem Classic (1300m) at Swan Hill.

Quang Tri wins the $125,000 Elvstroem Classic - image Pat Scala / Racing Photos

The Patrick Payne trained filly had been fifth, third and second in her three previous starts and she produced a career best performance to hold off $1million Showdown winner Kings Consort to win by half a length.


Prime Thoroughbreds have had a lot of success with Patrick Payne through horses such as Rubisaki, Husson Eagle, Invincible Al and the list goes on.

“That was fantastic,” said Prime Thoroughbreds Joe O’Neill, who was on course to greet Quang Tri as she returned to scale.

“Patrick has done a great job and that was our 80th win together.

“She’s a beauty, we bought her at Inglis Premier last year. Bill and James Mitchell looked at her and thought she was a pretty good filly. She’s by Shalaa and her second dam was third in an AJC Oaks so there is a lot of upside.”

Quang Tri as a yearling.

Quang Tri was a $90,000 Inglis Premier purchase for Prime Thoroughbreds from the Rushton Park draft and is a half-sister to good Sydney metro winner Saigon being the second winner from stakes-winning Thorn Park mare Saigon Tea, who died prematurely last year



Race Result - No Fuss Event Hire Vobis Gold 1300m

Swan Hill Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:19.47
Quang Tri
T: Patrick Payne J: M J Dee 55
2f Shalaa (IRE) x Saigon Tea (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Rushton Park, Tatura
B: Prime Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
Kings Consort
T: A & S Freedman J: Damien Thornton 59.5
2g Ilovethiscity (AUS) x Peckish (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $32,000
V:Leneva Park, Longwood, Vic
B: Anthony Freedman Racing/Blue Sky Bloodstock (FBAA)
Deep Point
T: T & C McEvoy J: Dean Holland 57
2c Deep Field (AUS) x Western Gem (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Hollylodge Thoroughbreds, Avenel
B: McEvoy Mitchell / Belmont Bloodstock (FBAA)
Fighting Edge
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 57
2c Fighting Sun (AUS) x Vintedge (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast 2YOs In Training Sale $80,000
V:Symphony Lodge, Oakey, Qld
B: First Light Racing Pty Ltd
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $20,000
V:Sun Stud, Kerrie, Vic
B: Roger Cooksley
Little Pearl
T: A R Coffey J: H Coffey 55
2f Puissance De Lune (IRE) x Little Adia (AUS) (Alannan (USA))
Pittsburgh Pirate
T: Henry Dwyer J: M Aitken 57
2g Pierro (AUS) x Pure Pride (NZ) (Shocking (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale $190,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, Eddington
B: Henry Dwyer Racing Pty Ltd
Freaky Friday
T: Ben & J D Hayes J: J Noonan 57
2c Toronado (IRE) x Friday Hussy (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
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