|Prominent Victorian breeder Bob Scarborough has made a perfect start to February
after his exciting four-year-old gelding Lontano won todays $75,000 listed
Kensington Stakes at Flemington.
Scarborough, the man
behind Wood Nook Farm, has some well bred yearlings on offer in both Melbourne and
Adelaide over the next couple of weeks.
Included in his local draft at the William Inglis Premier
Yearling Sale in Melbourne is the half brother to Lontano by former brilliant speedster
A week later Scarborough will be heading to Adelaide where
the Wood Nook banner will be offering nine yearlings.
Today however the yearling
sales were the last thing on his mind as he and wife cheered home the David Hall trained
Lontano to a listed race win.
Tarare, the dam of Lontano, has got every possible chance
of producing another galloper as good as Lontano after visiting some of the countrys
most exciting stallions in the past two seasons.
"Shes just produced a colt by Gilded Time and
she is now in foal to Belong to Me," Scarborough said this afternoon.
Scarborough also revealed there was a strong chance of him
looking at breeding a full relation to the gelding in a years time.
"Im looking at sending her (Tarare) to Danehill
again," he said.
"With him standing for so much money it can be a bit
risky but with Lontarno racing so well I will now probably look as heading to
Danehill," Scarborough added.
Not only has it been a big start to
February for Scarborough, but the winning run started around the New Year period when one
of his youngsters scored a Group One win across the Tasman.
Leica Guv, a three-year-old by Chequers Stud based stallion
Deputy Governor, scored a great win in the Group One Mercedes New Zealand Derby.
Any potential buyers taken by the success of Lontarno in
todays Kensington Stakes are sure to be attracted by one of Wood Nooks
offerings at next weekends Melbourne Sale. A colt by Gold Ace from Tarare will go
under the hammer.
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