|Last Tycoon's classy
gelding Bradshaw has made a triumphant return to the racetrack when he scored a great win
in last Saturday's Group Three Australian Tie Company Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill.
Trained by record breaking trainer John Hawkes, Bradshaw was having
his first start since a close up fifth to Keeper in the Group One Goodwood Handicap in
Adelaide last year.
With Rod Quinn in the saddle the lightly raced six-year-old
was handy throughout before hitting the front on the inside of the field and lengthening
to beat Canny Fly by a half length.
The former brilliant juvenile Pembleton was third another
three quarters of a length back.
Bradshaw, like Mahogany, Tycoon Lil, Lady Jakeo, Knowledge,
O'Reilly and Fubu, is by the brilliant Last Tycoon.
A triple Group One winning son of Try Me Best, Last Tycoon
will again be standing the 2002 season at Blue Gum Farm.
The attractive brown stallion is one of the most successful
worldwide stallions standing in Victoria.
"Last Tycoon is the sire on no less than 18 Group One
winners around the world," Blue Gum Farm's Principal Philip Campbell said.
"He is certainly performing in every possible way. As
well as top performers on the track his sons are also doing well at stud and he's a
promising broodmare sire as well."
One of the best locally performed gallopers out of a Last
Tycoon mare is the brilliant mare Hill of Grace, a multiple Group One winner.
"Last Tycoon has been serving big books of mares and
his yearlings have been selling up to $190,000 again this year.