Red Ransom Buttons Kyneton Cup

Red Buttons completed a country cups double when he motored home to win the Kyneton Cup on Wednesday.  The Mick Kent trained gelding had won the Moe Cup on October 14.

Red Buttons (6g Red Ransom – Funster by Rory’s Jester) is a homebred for former Wakefield Stud proprietor Brian Agnew who has been associated with the Cup winner’s family for over 30 years.  It started when Agnew bred his Bold Aussie mare Scala to Golden Slipper winner Vain.  The result was Alshandegha who won stakes races at Caulfield and Flemington in 1987.

Red Buttons is by Red Ransom who is poised to break through the 100 stakes winners milestone.  Vinery’s foundation sire reached 99 when Ransom Hope won the Premio Nearco in Rome on October 24.

Red Ransom died in November 2009.  He will join the likes of Northern Dancer, Mr Prospector, Storm Cat, Sadler’s Wells, Sunday Silence and Sir Tristram among stallions who have scored a century of stakes winners.