Bittersweet Success
Tara Madgwick - Sunday September 23
It's kind of ironic that a stallion who took so long to post his first winner last season should be responsible for siring Couseshewill to win the very first Australian two year-old race of the season at Toowoomba on Sunday.

Courseshewill as a yearlingSent out favourite for the $50,000 Pat O'Shea Plate, the Liam Birchley trained daughter of Unencumbered charged home from off the pace to win the 1000 metre scamper from Arnwood, a colt by first season sire Better Than Ready.

A $170,000 Magic Millions purchase for Birchley Racing from the Three Bridges Thoroughbreds draft, Courseshewill has the honour of being the most expensive yearling ever sired by ill-fated Unencumbered, who died earlier this year.

Bred by Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, she is the third winner from stakes-winning Anabaa (USA) mare Corsaire, a half-sister to stakes-winner Debonairly.

Corsaire has already foaled this spring producing another colt by Unencumbered.

A Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner by Testa Rossa, Unencumbered is the leading Australian second season sire by winners with 13 on the board which is four more than Zoustar, who leads by prizemoney.

Unencumbered was most popular in his third season so has over 100 yearlings and covered 102 mares again last spring, so his burgeoning success is going to be good news for a lot of people that had faith in this stallion.



Truck Spares Pat O'Shea Plate 1000m
Toowoomba Track: Good(3) Time: 1:00.69
1
0.8
Courseshewill
T: L F Birchley J: M McGillivray 55
2f Unencumbered (AUS) x Corsaire (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds Eddington Vic
B: Birchley Racing $170,000
2
0.8
Arnwood
T: T J Dougall J: R M Goldsbury 57
2c Better Than Ready (AUS) x Miss Bam (AUS) (Red Dazzler (AUS))
3
2.3
Badoosh
T: M J Dunn J: B Pengelly 57
2c Sebring (AUS) x Tresor (AUS) (Belong To Me (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Matthew Dunn/Neil Jenkinson $260,000
4
2.5
Leshrac
T: M J Dunn J: R Wiggins 57
2c Rubick (AUS) x Fine Cuban (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
5
6.3
Raingurl
T: Ben Currie J: N Tomizawa 55
2f Love Conquers All (AUS) x Tatt's Lucky (AUS) (Bradbury's Luck (AUS))
6
8.1
Ruella
T: Brenton Andrew J: M R Du Plessis 55
2f Rubick (AUS) x Splendora (AUS) (Jet Spur (AUS))
7
11.9
Ketsugi
T: J W Zielke J: Ms T Harrison 57
2g Rothesay (AUS) x Nagoya (AUS) (Quest For Fame (GB))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $30,000
V:Grandview Peak Crossing Qld
B: Greg De Vries $30,000
8
13.4
Above The Sky
T: J W Zielke J: M Hellyer 57
2g Falvelon (AUS) x Sky Bar (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Gainsborough Lodge Toowoomba Qld
B: Dovedeen Pty Ltd $60,000
MM National Weanling Sale $16,000
V:Clearwater Farm Tamborine Qld
B: Gainsborough Lodge $16,000
9
16.4
Kartanup
T: B P Phillips J: Hannah Phillips 57
2c Wicked Style (USA) x True Class (AUS) (Don Eduardo (NZ))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $15,000
V:Oaklands Stud Darling Downs Qld
B: Rocky J Farm $15,000