Well known Victorian breeder and owner Emma Boling
is continuing to reap the rewards of a decision to race horses on the international stage
when Steal a Scene romped to victory in Singapore on Saturday.
For Steal a Scene, who is now trained by former Melbourne
horseman John Meagher, is was win number two in Singapore at just his eighth start.
The gelding is one of three horses Boling has sent to race
in Singapore and all have won.
"I guess you could call it an international
experiment," Boling told Cyberhorse. "We were keen to branch out onto the
In Steal a Scene's case Boling felt he was a prime
candidate for Singapore mainly because of a Group One winning Perth mare.
"Being a front runner Singapore looked an ideal option
for Steal a Scene," Boling reported. "For a while he used to always race against
Voile D'or and the two both were front runners and they quite often used to bring each
A stakes placed performer in Australia, Steal a Scene was
bred by Alick and Joy Rasheed of Zahia's Lodge from Hahndorf in South Australia.
"We've had a good deal of luck with horses bred by the
Rasheeds," Boling added.
"Apart from Steal a Scene we also purchased Take a
Storm from them and that horse was showing great potential until she was killed."
"We're just hoping our third purchase from them, a
Danzig Connection two-year-old half to Rechabite, can continue the good run," Boling
Steal a Scene is one of two present day Singapore based
performers for Boling. The former Lindsay Park trained youngster Sloane Street has
performer with great distinction from just a handful of starts.
Sloane Street, a daughter of Dolphin Street, has had five
starts in Singapore and has been unplaced only once. She was a winner at her last start on
March 29, beating Super Starbomb easily. Super Starbomb then enhanced that form by winning
the seventh race on Sunday.
Boling's initial success in Singapore came thanks to the
former Melbourne galloper (The) City Kid. At just his second start in Asia the son of
Citidancer won the Republic of Peru Cup with Mick Dittman aboard.
"City Kid was trained by Mick Kent and when he shifted
to Macau it was only logical to use John Meagher," Boling said. "He's an
excellent trainer as we all know here."
The luck of the Melbourne based owner looks set to continue
next week when Sloane Street guns for back to back victories.
"Let's just hope she can win again," Boling said.
It's been a big few weeks for Boling. Earlier this month
she was appointed to the committee of the Moonee Valley Racing Club and then sold the
first foal of Catnipped - a colt by Danehill - for $500,000.
"Being chosen to become a committee member for Moonee
Valley was a great honour," she said.
"I have a real soft spot for the Valley as it was
probably the first racetrack I ever attended with my grandmother."