TBWA revamps WA Sires’ tables

Thoroughbred Breeders WA has altered the rule for the inclusion of former interstate or international tried stallions to the WA Sires’ tables that are published on the TBWA website every week.

At last month’s committee meeting, TBWA brought it forward to coincide with the stallion’s first season at stud in WA.  It had previously been when their first locally-bred 2YOs started racing and that rule remains the time-line to be eligible for WA Sires’ Premierships.

As from next Monday, 22 January, former Hunter Valley stallions Shooting To Win (Oakland Park) and Manhattan Rain (Geisel Park) will appear on the TBWA sires’ tables.  They arrived here in 2022 so won’t qualify for WA Sires’ Premierships in 2025-26.

Shooting To Win will sit second behind Playing God on the revamped WA ladder and he has unearthed another potential money-spinner in Sydney named La Freccia.

The John O’Shea-trained filly accelerated to win her maiden pulling up from Miss Chenery (Justify) and Calanche (Fastnet Rock) at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

“She got the job done easily under Nash (Rawiller),” O’Shea said.  “She keeps improving and it was also an easy watch for favourite backers.”

La Freccia (3f Shooting to Win – Choice by Mastercraftsman) was purchased for $175,000 by Taranaki Bloodstock at the 2022 NZB 2YO Sale.  Her dam had won the G3 Eulogy Stakes (1600m) at Awapuni in 2014.