Timely Win for Venturer - Ole Kirk Half-Brother at the Premier

Mark Smith - Friday March 1

With her Ole Kirk half-brother headed to the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, the Tony Gollan-trained Venturer scored a timely win over 1000m at Ballina on Friday.

Ridden by Angela Jones and starting for the first time in 23 weeks, the 3-year-old daughter of Capitalist left it late to overpower the equal favourite Jewels Statement (Press Statement).


A winner at the Sunshine Coast on debut, Venturer was not far from the winner when sixth at Eagle Farm last September.

A sister to the Group II BRC Dane Ripper Stakes winner Comrade Rosa, Ventuer was a $365,000 buy for Peachester Lodge from the Kitchwin Hills draft at the 2021 National Weanling Sale.

Venturer a $365,000 National Sale weanling

She is one of five winners for the Listed Carrington Stakes winner No Looking Back, who was first past the post in the Magic Millions 2yo Classic only to lose it in the steward’s room.

It was better luck for her dam Mirror Mirror, though, as she claimed the 2yo Classic in 2005 in addition to her success in the Group III Gimcrack Stakes.

Holbrook Stud consigns an Ole Kirk colt from No Looking Back to the InglisPremier Yearling Sale (lot 424).

Lot 424 Ole Kirk x No Looking Back colt

No Looking Back was a $40,000 purchase for M & C Bloodstock at the National Broodmare Sale in 2023. She foaled a filly by Written by last spring and was covered by Toronado (IRE).


Race Result - George Gooley Menswear Hcp (C1) 1000m

Ballina Track: Soft(6) Time: 0:58.60
- 3f Capitalist (AUS) x No Looking Back (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: T J Gollan Rdr: Angela Jones 58
MM Gold Coast National Weanling Sale $375,000
Seller: Kitchwin Hills, Scone, NSW
Buyer: Peachester Lodge Pty Ltd
Jewels Statement
- 3f Press Statement (AUS) x Poppet's Treasure (GB) (Dansili (GB))
Tnr: Samantha McGuren Rdr: M Mc Guren 58
Inglis March (Late) Online Sale $4,750
Seller: Vinery Stud (as agent)
Buyer: Samantha McGuren
I Stole It
- 4g Super One (AUS) x Fraud (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Tnr: Renita Beaton Rdr: Jag Guthmann-Chester 59.5
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale $20,000
Seller: Tamac Stud Farm, Walcha
Buyer: Gall Bloodstock Pty Ltd
- 4m Bull Point (AUS) x Diplomacia (AUS) (Artie Schiller (USA))
Tnr: Daniel Bowen Rdr: Kirk Matheson 57
Vienna Rose
- 3f Shooting To Win (AUS) x Viennese Star (AUS) (I Am Invincible (AUS))
Tnr: Gary Doughty Rdr: Matthew Palmer 55
Time Flies By
- 7m Good Journey (USA) x Stella Jeune (AUS) (Jeune (GB))
Tnr: S J Randall Rdr: Zac Sprie 53
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