Fairytale continues for High Chaparral

Coolmore shuttler High Chaparral continued the unprecedented run with his three year-olds when Fairy Oak won the G3 SAJC Auraria Stakes at Morphettville on Sunday.

High Chaparral (Ire) has sired Group 1 winners So You Think, Monaco Consul and Shoot Out this season and Fairy Oak could join them at the elite level in the G1 Queensland Oaks next month.

Fairy Oak (3f High Chaparral – Queen Caelia by Sir Tristram) won her maiden at Kilmore as recently as April 19.  The Peter Moody trained filly won by five lengths that day when racing second up after a nine month spell.

Fairy Oak was purchased for $140,000 by Brian Mayfield-Smith from the Windsor Park draft at the 2008 NZB Karaka Sale.  He sent the filly to Moody after relinquishing his trainers’ license earlier this year.  Her dam is an unraced half-sister to G1 winners Field Dancer and Just a Dancer.

Boom Sadler’s Wells sire High Chaparral won 10 races including the English and Irish Derbies and two editions of the Breeders’ Cup Turf before retiring to Coolmore.  He originally stood at Windsor Park in New Zealand but has been relocated to the Hunter Valley for 2010.

High Chaparral has three broodmares catalogued by Fig Tree Thoroughbreds for the upcoming Magic Millions National Sale – Julinsky Princess (Stravinsky), Cape Princess (Cape Cross) and Swift Princess (Namid).