First winner by Killy

Former Tareena Stud stallion Killy registered his first win in Canberra on Friday.

His second crop colt Lock The Doors scored a front-running victory on debut in the Affinity Management Maiden (1000m) for local trainer Nick Olive.  He started a $2.70 second favourite after a trial win earlier this month.

Lock The Doors (2c Killy – Terrawinda by Sequalo) is the first and only foal to date of a mare who was exported to China in September.  She had been sold for $1,300 by Patinack Farm at the Magic Millions National Sale in June.

Killy (Redoute’s Choice) was purchased by Sheikh Mohammed for $2.50 million at the 2008 Inglis Easter yearling sale.  A half-brother to Snowland and Snippetson, he was struck down with a career-ending illness and was retired as an unraced four year-old.

Based at Tareena Stud near Taree on the NSW central coast, Killy has one named foal from his first book – Burgundy Jack – a last-start placegetter in a Coffs Harbour maiden in September.

Lock The Doors is the first to race from 14 live foals out of his second crop.

Killy has two yearlings from a half-dozen covers in 2012 as documented by the Australian Stud Book.  He served all those 6 mares on the opening day of the season – September 1 – but ASB records show there has been no further activity in the breeding barn.