Six titles for West Quest

Lavaca propelled West Quest past $1 million in earnings this season with a narrow victory in the Ted Cox Memorial Hcp (1220m) at Launceston on Sunday.

Based at Grenville Stud, West Quest will win his sixth Tasmanian sires’ premiership in a row when the curtain comes down after the Hobart meeting this Sunday, July 31.

Grenville owner Graeme McCulloch trains Lavaca for his wife Christine at their Whitemore property which is located between Launceston and Deloraine.  He is from their former smart sprinter Silver Wire (Double Income) who won 7 races in Hobart and Launceston.

West Quest is a son of Gone West (Mr. Prospector) who died in 2009 at Mill Ridge Farm in Kentucky.  Some of his successful sire sons are Zafonic, Da Hoss, Johar, Grand Slam, Mr. Greeley, Elusive Quality and leading French sire Zamindar.

West Quest’s 10 stakes winners include G3 Tasmanian Derby winners Dream Quest & Esterel and the talented mares I’m A Hussy & Lekitama.

Incumbent (Choisir) will stand alongside West Quest for a third season at Grenville this spring.  He was raced by Lloyd Williams and was a G2 winner of the 2007 VRC Sires Produce Stakes and Inglis Premier at Caulfield.

Among Incumbent’s first crop of rising two year-olds is a filly from Lekitama.  She will likely be trained by Dave and Scott Brunton after failing to reach a $25,000 reserve at the 2011 Tasmanian Magic Millions.

West Quest and Incumbent will both stand for a $4,400 (inc gst) service fee this spring.  Partner’s Choice (Gone West) is available at $2,200 (inc gst).