Gelding Makes a Stakes-Winner of Violate
Tara Madgwick - Saturday September 15
Stakes-placed five times previously and a good fourth in the 2017 Group I Queensland Derby, Violate has always been promising to win a stakes race and having been gelded during a winter spell has quickly soared to new heights.

Having his first run since May, the Brent Stanley trained five year-old relished the 1400 metres of the Listed VRC Sofitel Stakes at Flemington on Saturday, powering to the line to win by a commanding two lengths for Noel Callow.

"That was a great win, he's going to be a much better racehorse as a gelding," said Brent Stanley.

Violate - images Grant Courtney"He's been placed in plenty of Group races and always had the ability, but he's a real racehorse now.

"We'll sit back and make a plan for him, but races from a mile to 2000 metres will be in his range."

A $70,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Cloud 9 Thoroughbreds from the draft of Turangga Farm, Violate has the overall record of three wins and nine placings from 28 starts with over $366,000 in prizemoney.

Bred and offered for sale by Turangga Farm, Violate is the best of two winners from Shantha's Girl, an unraced Redoute's Choice daughter of Group I VRC Emirates Stakes winner Sky Cuddle.

A three-quarter sister to Group III winner and multiple Group I placed Champagne Cuddles, Shantha's Girl was sold for $155,000 at the Turangga Farm Dispersal to Ollie Tait's Twin Hills and is due to foal to American Pharoah (USA) this spring.

Violate is the 47th stakes-winner for Widden Stud's flagship sire Sebring, who stands at $66,000 this spring.

The Sofitel LR 1400m
Flemington Track: Good(3) Time: 1:22.74
T: Brent Stanley J: N Callow 54
5g Sebring (AUS) x Shantha's Girl (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Turangga Farm, Scone
B: Cloud 9 Thoroughbreds
Dollar For Dollar
T: Tony McEvoy J: L Currie 58.5
6g High Chaparral (IRE) x Pretty Penny (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Eclair Calling
T: P Stokes J: Craig Williams 54
5g Tartan Bearer (IRE) x Pink Pier (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $525,000
V:Hallmark Stud
B: Phillip Stokes Racing
T: James Cummings J: Damian Lane 56.5
6g Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Satin Kiss (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA))
T: T Busuttin and N Young J: Regan Bayliss 55
4g Reliable Man (GB) x Lady Winifred (NZ) (Casual Lies (USA))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $36,000
V:Wentwood Grange
B: BD Racing
T: James Cummings J: D Dunn 57
5g Street Cry (IRE) x Glissade (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Cliff's Edge
T: D K Weir J: John Allen 56
4h Canford Cliffs (IRE) x Simulation (AUS) (Snaadee (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Ses 2 $60,000
V:Bucklee Farm, Greta West
B: Darren Weir Racing / John Foote Bloodstock
T: Nick Ryan J: J Winks 54.5
4g Magnus (AUS) x Elusive Magic (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale $24,000
V:Supreme Thoroughbreds, Romsey
B: JJ Gordon Bloodstock Consultants Pty Ltd (FBAA)
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Ses 2 $30,000
V:Supreme Thoroughbreds, Romsey
B: A Trinder
Dodging Bullets
T: Symon Wilde J: Jye McNeil 54.5
7g Dash For Cash (AUS) x Young Love (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $42,000
V:Swettenham Stud, Nagambie
B: Wilde Racing
T: D K Weir J: M Zahra 59.5
5g High Chaparral (IRE) x Blowin In The Wind (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Curraghmore Stud
B: Aquanita Racing