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14/02/02 Lottey's Big Week in Melbourne
r4goldlottey.jpg (11911 bytes)It's been a big week for the mare Lottey!

On Saturday her high class daughter Gold Lottey won her first stakes race and then the following evening Gold Lottey's full sister was sold for $140,000 at the Melbourne Premier Sale at Oaklands.

Gold Lottey had shown plenty of promise when last in work during the spring period of the Melbourne Cup Carnival last year.

During a season that netted two wins, her best effort came when she finished runner-up to Quays in the Wakeful Stakes (G2) at Flemington.

On Saturday the daughter of Encosta de Lago returned to track in triumphant style with an emphatic win in the Group Three The Brighton Mazda Vanity over 1400 metres.

r4goldlottey2.jpg (9908 bytes)Gold Lottey is trained by leading international trainer Graeme Rogerson and was ridden to victory by top Sydney based hoop Darren Beadman.

Rogerson said the filly still had a lot of improvement as she was still learning what to do.

"Her racing style isn't ideal yet. She tends to run around a lot and race with her head high in the air. There's little doubt when she sorts all of that out she is going to get even better," he said.

Gold Lottey will head to the rich Moonee Valley Oaks next month and "then we'll go from there."

"The good thing with Gold Lottey is she is going to get better as she gets older," Rogerson added.

Not content with the achievements of her daughter at Flemington, Lottey set out to make the headlines herself when another of her fillies was offered by Blue Gum Farm for sale at the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

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Catalogued as lot number 39 the filly was knocked to William Inglis, who were acting as agent for a client of Bart Cummings.

Bidding for the filly began at $50,000 and moved in $10,000 bids before stalling at $140,000. Gold Lottey's trainer Graeme Rogerson was the underbidder.

"She's a lovely filly, a lot like her sister. She's really well related, the family is going a great job," Anthony Cummings said shortly after the sale.

And if the news couldn't get any better a full sister to both fillies is reported to be better than her Group winning big sister.

La Quinta Gold, as she is now known, failed to get a run in the rich William Inglis Premier race on Saturday much to the disappointment of her trainer.

r1goldlottey2.jpg (12184 bytes)"I'm really upset she didn't get a start. She would have been really hard to beat," Rogerson said.

"Gold Lottey ran third in this race last year and this filly (La Quinta Gold) is a much better horse."

"But that's racing I guess," Rogerson said when adding the filly was likely to race next in an event worth a tenth of the prizemoney of Saturday's target.

All three of the above mentioned fillies are by Blue Gum Farm's exciting young sire Encosta de Lago.

A Group One winning racehorse the attractive stallion has made a lightning start to his career at stud.

Gold Lottey Pics - Quentin Lang.

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