Darley trifecta in Tramway Stakes

Hauraki led home a feature trifecta for Darley stallions with a convincing victory in the G3 Tramway Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

His sire Reset is based at Darley Victoria and Tramway placegetters Le Romain (Hard Spun) and Dibayani (Shamardal) are also by stallions owned by Sheikh Mohammed.

Reset stands at Northwood Park for a $16,500 (inc gst) service fee.  Hauraki is among his best-performed progeny alongside Group 1 winners Fawkner, Pinker Pinker, Set Square and Rebel Raider.

Running on from the rear of the field, the John O’Shea trained gelding let down for a second Group 2 win following the Tulloch Stakes at Rosehill last year.  He has also been placed at Group 1 level in the Australian Derby, Chipping Norton Stakes, Ranvet Stakes and Doomben Cup.

“John has always held Hauraki in high regard,” Sheikh Mohammed’s international racing manager John Ferguson said.  “He’s done very well today and hopefully he can go for a Group 1 weight-for-age win in the George Main Stakes and then the Group 1 Epsom.”

Hauraki is a Darley homebred from Youthful Presence (Dehere) and is a half-brother to black-type winners Kidnapped (G1 South Australian Derby), Academus (G2 Western Australian Guineas) and Deledio (LR SAJC Hill Smith Stakes).

The mare’s 2yo filly has been named Nipotina (Sepoy) and she has a yearling colt by Lonhro.

Reset (Zabeel) is running third behind Written Tycoon and Magnus among Victorian stallions after a month of the 2016-17 season.  He has sired the winners of 8 races and $330,000 in prizemoney.

His promising gelding Echo Effect completed a winning hat-trick at Wyong on Friday.  The unbeaten 3yo is from a stakes winning half-sister to Written Tycoon’s sire Iglesia.