Yallambee Stud running Hot

Hot Spin’s victory at Caulfield on Saturday was a bonus for Yallambee Stud and his Contract Racing connections.

The Spinning World gelding was an $80,000 graduate from Yallambee’s draft at last year’s Melbourne Premier yearling sale and he repaid the purchase price in 58.27 seconds on Saturday.

Hot Spin banked the $42,700 first prizemoney, a $30,000 Super VOBIS bonus and an Inglis Race Series $100,000 Bonus for a comfortable victory in the Wellington Race Club Inglis Bonus (1000m).

Flemington trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra prepare the winner for a syndicate headed by Contract Racing’s David Moodie and Melbourne Racing Club Committee Treasurer Brodie Arnhold.  

“He got beaten first-up at Wodonga so we added blinkers,” Ellerton said.  “The shades helped because he‘s such a laid back, casual horse who needed to focus.”

Hot Spin’s win came just 48 hours after his older half-brother African Heat (Johannesburg) won on debut at Ballarat.  It also came hot on the heels of a winning run by Yallambee Stud’s Group 1 winning sire God’s Own.

Father Ned (2g God’s Own – Ornamented by Gilded Time) started the month with an impressive victory in Hobart for trainer Steve Lockhart and Woodrieve Stud owner Dudley Clark who was celebrating his 71st birthday.

The youngster was a $37,000 buy out of the Grenville Stud draft at the 2010 Tasmanian Magic Millions.  “He was a bit of a terror early on – all he wanted to do was jump and run,” Lockhart said.  “But he settled down after we trained him like a stayer.”

Lockhart was quietly confident of victory heading into the race given the gelding had been a convincingly trial winner prior to resuming from as spell.  “We’ve given him time and hopefully that patience will pay off in the long run.”

God’s Own sired another juvenile winner from his second crop when Canonized won on debut at Cranbourne last Sunday.

Trained on course by Michael Kent, the colt handled the slow track with aplomb and forged clear in the straight to score comfortably.

Canonized (2c God’s Own – Rather Grand by Grand Lodge) is owned by a handful of doctors and the way the colt won at Cranbourne it should ensure they spend more time on the racecourse than the golf course!

Canonized is out of a stakes winning half sister to Listed MVRC Alexandra Stakes winner Sublimity (Testa Rossa).  He was bred by long-term Yallambee Stud client John Richards and was also sold through the Yallambee draft for $50,000 at the 2010 Inglis Melbourne Premier.

His younger half-brother by Magnus was also sold by Yallambee for $95,000 at this year’s Melbourne Premier.  He has been named Magniloquent and is now in the stables of Peter Moody who trained Magnus to a G1 victory in the AJC The Galaxy.

God’s Own sired his latest winner when Beat blitzed his rivals by almost four lengths at Kembla on Saturday.  The Anthony Cummings trained gelding was a $115,000 graduate of the Yallambee consignment at the 2009 Gold Coast Magic Millions.

Beat (3g God’s Own – Zasu Rhythm by Kenmare) is from a winning daughter of G1 Queensland Oaks winner Zasu and she foaled a Magnus colt last year.

God’s Own (Redoute’s Choice) and Magnus (Flying Spur) stand at Eliza Park in conjunction with Yallambee Stud’s Peter and Rick Woodard.  Peter Woodard can be contacted on 03 9296 2004 or 0408 343 142.