First winner by Relocate

Regally bred stallion Relocate broke through for his first winner with Esperance based galloper Real Mystery on Saturday.

Real Mystery (4g Relocate – Mystery Metal by Metal Storm) won the Leonora Memorial Maiden (1200m) by two lengths for trainer Fiona Scott and owner-breeder Stan Quinlivan.

Relocate had been well beaten in three Pinjarra starts as an autumn three year-old.  “He didn’t get going up there so I sent him down to Fiona,” Quinlivan recalled.  “He was sidelined for over a year and it was a good win first-up.”

Relocate cost Quinlivan $47,500 at the 2002 Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sale.  He is a son of Zabeel and is one of seven winners from Irish bred mare Tullyard (Caerleon).

Tullyard is a half-sister to the dams of G1 Prix de l’Abbaye winner Carmine Lake (Royal Academy) and Flemington stakes winner Pushy Dancer (Seattle Dancer).  There’s a Perth connection through Pushy Dancer – her colt Diffraction (Spectrum) won the 2003 Karrakatta Plate for George and Wally Daly.

Second-dam Royal Heroine (Lypheor) was named Champion USA Mare in 1984 after Group 1 victories in the Breeders’ Cup Mile and Matriarch Stakes.

Relocate more than paid his way winning twice at Ascot wearing Quinlivan’s familiar purple and white diamond silks.  They have been carried to feature race victories in Perth for over 40 years and one of the highlights was his Zvornik colt Vortilla who won the 1981 WATC Derby.

“Relocate is by Zabeel from a wonderful female family,” Quinlivan explained.  “He doesn’t sire two year-olds, they need time, but he’s standing at my Harvey property this season for any breeders that want to book a mare.”

Broodmare owners can contact Quinlivan for further information on (08) 6380 8113.

– Karl Patterson