Beach babies dominate

Beach babies dominate

The GROUP 1 Vicbred finals showed SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE'S latest crop to be just as promising as those before with two 2YOs claiming victory.


The Vicbred final was just the sixth lifetime start for maiden YEJELE HAMMER but the colt had shown promise in those five starts, with three close second placings including the 1:52.6 APG Group 1 Final. Spending half a lap three wide with no cover, the colt finally gained the death seat then one-one in a race that the favourite dictated to finish a 20m sixth to just qualify for the final. Asked to go forward from the five gate in the Group 1, the 55-1 colt took the lead before handing up to the favourite in a stretch that recorded a lead time of 43.1.

Perfectly driven by trainer Michael Stanley, the YAJELE HAMMER was able to sit behind the dualling favourites before getting clear running in the stratight to sail past both for a mile rate of 1:56.4 over the 2240m and break his maiden in the most stylish fashion!


Bred by Rick Hasty, the colt is by SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE from Safely Kept mare, Pride Kept Me; the mare has produced three horses to race for three winners. Congratulations to owners D & J Martello and Honk Noonan!


Less of a surprise was the SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE daugther, MAAJIDA, who completed a clean sweep of the Vicbred series with her win, stopping the clock at 1:57.3 in the GROUP 1 final.





The Emma Stewart-trained filly stepped onto the track favourite and did not disappoint punters, or owner-breeders, the Johnson family! From the awkward 13 gate, MAAJIDA settled at the back of field while WELL SAID daughter KEZZAMAC took the lead. Greg Sugars took advantage of a three wide run by a rival to tack on and get a suck up into the front pack before continuing forward to take the death seat. Head and head in the straight with three others, the game filly showed her class by heading them before the line and powering through for fourth win from five starts.

From 100% producing Art Majro mare Arterial Way, the filly has a yearling full sister, and a weanling sibling by BETTING LINE - we can't wait to follow their path through future Vicbred series!


Our former sire WESTERN TERROR was also well represented in the honours list with outstanding mare PISTOL ABBEY, topping her break out season with another Group 1.


From 100% producing Art Major mare, Art Princess, PISTOL ABBEY made the Vicbred series hers, recording her third consecutive win in the Final after dominating the heat and semi final. From the favourable second barrier, driver David Moran was able to find the back of the favouriate on the rail where she remained comfortably until seeing daylight up the sprint lane to take the win by a length in a time of 1:56 even.