First winner by Zenyawin

Queensland stallion Zenyawin sired his first winner at the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday.

His Beaudesert-based galloper Glen Ord rallied from the rear of the field to score a three-quarter length victory in the Coastline BMW Maiden Hcp (1300m).  The Diane Murphy trained gelding started a $31 outsider after three unplaced efforts last year but appreciated the addition of blinkers at Corbould Park.

Glen Ord was bred by Wendy Pakchung and is the final foal of Esk winner Lets Get On It (Distinctly North).  His older half-brother Glenturret (Bagger Vance) won at Eagle Farm for Pakchung and Murphy in October.

Zenyawin is by King Of Happiness (Spinning World) and retired unraced to stand with Mary Hassam at Bundaberg.  “We bought him at the Capricornia Yearling Sale with John and Kathy Hofmann but he went lame after being broken-in,” Hassam recalled.  “The vet said he had an infected tendon sheath so we decided to put him over a couple of our own mares.

“We raced Queen Of Happiness by the same sire and she won four races at Rockhampton.”

Hassam also prepares Zenyawin’s 3yo filly Gemima and 4yo gelding Our Happy Rain who is expected to resume racing later this month.

For further information on Zenyawin, broodmare owners can contact Hassam on 0407 661 084.