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04/06/02 Slipper Fits for Rubiton
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 of $1,360,330.

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.

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