|Evergreen Victorian sire
Rubiton has unearthed a possible star of the future in the shape of exciting
three-year-old filly Ruby Slipper.
A member of the in
form Robbie Laing stable from Sutton Grange, Ruby Slipper scored a super first up win at
Caulfield on Sunday.
The filly was having her first start since having bone
chips removed in an operation after a last start Moonee Valley second placing.
"She had three chips removed from both fetlocks after
the run at the Valley," Laing said after her impressive win.
Laing is confident the filly will win more races.
"She's a nice filly and her work at home before today had been sensational. She'd
also trialled in great style beforehand."
The success of Ruby Slipper at Caulfield on Sunday was just
another top class winner for the Blue Gum Farm
based sire Rubiton this season.
In the past twelve months horses to the calibre of
Rubitano, Prince Rubiton, Fields of Omagh and Innovation Girl have added to an already
excellent siring record for the form brilliant galloper Rubiton.
From 16 starts on the racetrack Rubiton only missed a place
once, that was at his first start when a two-year-old. But after that he was nothing short
of brilliant. His next 15 starts netted 10 wins, one second and four thirds and pizemoney
Rubiton's best wins came in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley,
the Futurity Stakes at Caulfield, the Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington, the Underwood Stakes
at Caulfield and three other wins at Group Two level.
This season's achievements by the son of Century had added
to an already impressive list of stakes winners who include Flavour (Salinger Stakes),
Adam (Stradbroke Handicap, George Main Stakes), Ruby Clipper (G1 in South Africa) and
other Group winners including Monopolize, Flak Jacket, Millrich, Rubidium, Royal Rubiton,
Great Condor, Return to Go and Rubicall.
His reputation as a broodmare sire is growing rapidly with
recent top performers from his daughters including Dash for Cash, Great Glen, King of
Danes, Marbiton, Reflexes, Spurani, Calming, Royal Ruby and another winner from
Caulfield's meeting on Sunday, the Ron Stageman trained Crimson Gem.
Rubiton, a full brother to the Group One winning and
producing sire Euclase, will be standing the 2002 season alongside Encosta de Lago, King
Charlemagne, Last Tycoon and Umatilla at Victoria's Blue Gum Farm.