Randwick Winning Double for Pierro

Tara Madgwick - Sunday June 9

Pierro enjoyed a winning double at Randwick on Saturday with victory for progressive filly Bright Red and stakes performer War Eternal, who clocked up over $500,000 in prizemoney with his latest success.

Bright Red wins her second race at Randwick - image Steve Hart

Trained by Chris Waller, Bright Red kept the winning run going for Debbie Kepitis and Woppitt Bloodstock when she scored by a neck in the Benchmark78 event over 1600m.

Unplaced at her previous run over 1800m, she appreciated the shorter trip to get back to winning form with Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle.


“The 1800 was probably a stretch too far last start as she didn’t really switch off, but back to the mile and down in weight with a great ride from Kerrin she was very strong late,” said stable representative Damien Fitton.

Yet another successful racehorse foaled and raised at Coolmore for Kepitis and her family, Bright Red made it three wins this year with earnings topping $245,000.

Bright Red is the second winner from Group III placed Redoute’s Choice mare All Cerise, a half-sister to Group I winner Mission Critical and Group II winner Brilliant Light.

All Cerise delivered a colt last year by Yes Yes Yes and is in foal to Wootton Bassett (GB).

War Eternal makes it a double for Pierro - image Steve Hart

Ringing up the double for Pierro was the Bjorn Baker trained War Eternal, who was fit and ready to fire at his third run back from a spell.

Group placed earlier in his career, War Eternal did best in a thriller to win the Benchmark 78 over 1400m by a head taking his overall record to three wins and five placings from 21 starts with prizemoney topping $511,000.

Pierro has sired over 100 winners this season of $7.7million in prizemoney and stands at Coolmore at a fee of $55,000.


Race Result - Catanach's Jewellers (Bm78) 1400m

Randwick Track: Heavy(9) Time: 1:25.19
War Eternal
- 5g Pierro (AUS) x Aleria (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: Bjorn Baker Rdr: Jake Barrett 58.5
NZB Karaka Book 1 $160,000
Seller: Cambridge Stud
Buyer: Bjorn Baker Racing / Clarke Bloodstock
- 3g Zoustar (AUS) x Athanea (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Tnr: P & P Snowden Rdr: Dylan Gibbons 58.5
- 5g Zoustar (AUS) x You're Dreamin (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: Amy Mc Lucas 57
Inglis May (Early) Online Sale $300,000
Seller: Chris Waller Racing
Buyer: C Duckworth
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $500,000
Seller: Bowness Stud, Young, NSW
Buyer: Tom Magnier
Hollywood Hero
- 4g Sacred Falls (NZ) x Movie (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
Tnr: Bjorn Baker Rdr: Bailey Wheeler 60
- 6g Deep Field (AUS) x Without Exception (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Tnr: C Maher Rdr: J Parr 60.5
Space Age
- 4g Make Believe (GB) x Dont Cry Daddy (IRE) (Tamayuz (GB))
Tnr: C Maher Rdr: C Schofield 57
Elkington Road
- 4g All Too Hard (AUS) x Sherbet Bomb (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Tnr: M D Moroney Rdr: Tim Clark 58.5
Kiss Sum
- 5g Shamus Award (AUS) x Stolen Kisses (AUS) (Mossman (AUS))
Tnr: T J Bartley Rdr: H Van Der Hoven 57.5
Flashing Steel
- 4g Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Medaglia Valore (AUS) (Medaglia D'oro (USA))
Tnr: Annabel Neasham Rdr: A B Collett 60.5
Captain Amelia
- 3f Dundeel (NZ) x Courageous Kitty (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: J A O'Shea Rdr: J R Collett 54
Healing Oasis
- 5m Oasis Dream (GB) x Healing Dream (FR) (Montjeu (IRE))
Tnr: Annabel Neasham Rdr: Jett Stanley 57
Ima Shelby
- 5g Street Boss (USA) x Micondesa (AUS) (High Chaparral (IRE))
Tnr: Nathan Doyle Rdr: Regan Bayliss 59
Body Bob
- 4g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Fifth Avenue Lady (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Tnr: Pat Murphy Rdr: Hannah Williams 56.5
- 5g Kermadec (NZ) x Insouciance (AUS) (Quest For Fame (GB))
Tnr: B F Cavanough Rdr: A Bullock 58
Colour Sergeant
- 6g Kingman (GB) x Quilita (GER) (Lomitas (GB))
Tnr: Matthew Smith Rdr: J Ford 59
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