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Ego's First Trial Winner

10 February 2016

Ego 2013

Group Two winning stallion EGO sired his first trial winner at Matamata yesterday when a stylish 2yo gelding from the Ekraar mare, Surraar was an impressive winner on trial debut.

Trained by Ben Ropiha at Cambridge, the Ego gelding showed off the blistering speed his sire was known for by starting from the outside gate, crossing the field and winning impressively by 1 and 3/4 lengths in a time of 38.06 for the 650m and in the quickest time of the day on a Good 3 track. You can view his trial win here.

Purchased at the 2015 Ready To Run Sales for $30,000 by Singapore owner Mr. SK Tang, today’s trial winner is a strong, upstanding type typical of his sire Ego whose stock have already made a big impression on leading trainers such as Peter Williams, Graham Richardson and Stephen McKee.

Co-incidentally, the runner up in the heat is out of San Souci, a stakes placed half-sister to Ego making it a real family affair and behind that pair were several highly regarded and well bred two-year-olds

Feedback from breeders has been very positive on the Ego progeny despite limited opportunities with a number of them having patronized the stallion over several seasons, with mares sent to Ego in both his second and third seasons at stud exceeding his first season. With Ego’s progeny looking likely to improve with age, today’s early trial win has shown the raw ability that Ego possessed himself and his first raceday runner is eagerly anticipated.

Ego has stood free of charge at Haunui Farm to date.