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Numbers Keep Stacking Up for Showcasing

10 July 2017

Showcasing Paddock shot 2013

Off the back of some telling statistical analysis comparing Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream) to Iffraaj (GB) (Zafonic) at the same stage of his career, Showcasing has enjoyed another successful week in one of his strongest markets, Singapore.

The Group Two Golden Horseshoe (1200m) is one of Singapore’s Premier two-year-old races and with three runners in the race, Showcasing was once again to the fore with a dominant performance from the Shane Baertschiger-trained Be Bee (NZ) (Showcasing).

A Haunui Farm graduate, Be Bee made it two from two in Singapore and his dominance was such that he’ll line up as one of the favourites in the Group Three Juvenile Championship (1400m) at the end of July.

Be Bee becomes Showcasing’s seventh stakes winner in the Sothern Hemisphere – the most of any sire retired to stud in New Zealand in 2011. Interestingly, he is a full brother to Showcasing’s first Southern Hemisphere stakes performer, Platinum Express (NZ) and, another stakes winner bred by Haunui Farm’s longest standing client, Marie Leicester, who this year has also enjoyed great success as the breeder of Karaka Million and Group One Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes winner, Melody Belle (NZ) (Commands).

Haunui Farm’s Mark Chitty says, “Last week we sat down and took a really good look at Showcasing’s Southern Hemisphere stats and when you see them in black in white, they make for quite compelling reading (click here to view them if you haven’t already). And comparing him to Iffraaj at the same point in his career really struck a chord with us and a lot of breeders who have been quick to take us up on our Special Offer.

“Showcasing’s statistics in Singapore are quite remarkable – he has an 87% winners to runners ratio there – and Be Bee’s performance and, the comments from Shane after the race, suggests that he will go on to bigger and better things.

“It also puts the icing on the cake for Marie who has had a great season as a breeder and believe me, there’s no one who deserves it more. She has put so much into the industry, as her parents did before her, and there wouldn’t be anyone who can take the good with the bad like she does. The dam of this colt, My Other Woman, hasn’t had the best of luck as a broodmare and has caused me a few extra grey hairs that’s for sure but, she’s left two stakes performers by Showcasing now so, there’s no guessing who she’ll be going to this season!”