Glamour filly takes Flight

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm received a perfectly-timed boost for the Inglis Ready2Race Sale when Global Glamour won the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

The Corinella-based nursery bred and sold Global Glamour for $65,000 at the 2015 Gold Coast Magic Millions.  The Group 1 victory sent the Star Witness filly’s earnings to $338,500 for trainer Gai Waterhouse and a syndicate of ladies collectively known as ‘It’s All About The Girls’.

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm’s operations manager James O’Brien has been busy putting the finishing touches to his draft of 26 lots for Tuesday’s Inglis Sale.  “It’s absolutely fantastic for the Farm and we’re thrilled because Global Glamour is the first horse we’ve had with Gai and now she’s a Group 1 winner.

“Her dam Spectacula won at Moonee Valley winner and was very fast.  She was lightly raced but showed us enough on the track to keep her on as a broodmare.

“Spectacula is a week away from foaling to Street Boss and I was going to send her to Nostradamus at Rosemont Stud because he’s so closely related to Star Witness,” O’Brien added.  “But I decided to send the mare back to Star Witness.”

Lauriston Thoroughbreds was back in the frame with White House Lady at Bairnsdale on Sunday.  The Commands mare will be a valued addition to the O’Brien’s broodmare band – both her dam Jacqueline Rouge (Ne Coupez Pas) and second-dam Northeast Sheila (Keltrice) won stakes races for Rangal Park.

Among the large Lauriston Thoroughbreds consignment for the Inglis Ready2Race Sale are lots by Victorian-based stallions Street Boss (USA), Canford Cliffs (Ire), Statue Of Liberty (USA), Purrealist, Ilovethiscity, Anacheeva and Helmet.