Namaka completes Lady Violet’s First X1

Remarkable broodmare Lady Violet was represented by her 11th winner when Namaka was successful in the Autism Action Maiden (900m) at Cessnock on Tuesday.

Namaka (3g Elvstroem – Lady Violet by Old Crony) is prepared by Paul Perry in partnership with several members of Muswellbrook’s well-known Wallace family.  The grey gelding was racing first-up since a couple of sighters at Cessnock last August.  He was a $110,000 buy out of the Trevenson Stud draft at the 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale.

Lady Violet holds the Australian record of having a foal for 18 years in a row.  She was pensioned by Trevenson Park last year.  

Lady Violet first went to stud in 1990 and in those years was covered by Trevenson stallions under the care of the late Ed Barty.  Her first foal Well Known (The Pug) was a Listed winner of the AJC June Stakes and STC Civic Hcp.

The best of Lady Violet’s foals has been Group 1 winner Notoire (Export Price).  He reached that level in the VRC Salinger Stakes and also added a G2 in the VATC Schillaci Stakes.

Her other foals by Export Price were the winning fillies Export Lady, Primrose Penny and Violet Tints.

At the ripe old age of 21, Lady Violet produced another top-class performer named Tempest Tost.  The Statue of Liberty filly came out of Tasmania to win in Melbourne prior to capturing the Magic Millions 3YO Trophy on the Gold Coast.

Making up the Lady Violet First X1 are Nostrovia (Soviet Lad), Bramada  (Brief Truce), Hanasenkyo (Distant Music) and (Tullamarine (Encosta de Lago).

Lady Violet’s current 2yo is an unnamed Statue Of Liberty filly.  Her last is a Churchill Downs colt that has been catalogued for the 2010 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale as Lot 211.