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Ready Steady Great for Ego
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Ego's half-sister Ready Steady is keeping the family in the limelight with a stunning win at Matamata ten days ago. The five-year-old Perfectly Ready mare trained at Byerley Park by Dawn and Peter Williams beat a smart field in the R85 1600m to take her winning tally to four. Ready Steady had the race in control 100m out and won going away in a smart 1.34.1 for the 1600m. The win reinforces her trainers belief that she will go over more ground and her target is a 2100m race on the final day of the Auckland Carnival.
Ready Steady is owned by Byerley Park proprietors Daniel and Elias Nakhle who stand Group 2 Concorde winner Ego at Haunui Farm. In an initiative to give the horse every opportunity as a stallion, the Nakhles' stand Ego free of charge.
His first crop of foals arrived this season and there has been an immediate response from breeders, many of whom have already re-booked their mares for the coming season. Ego is an upstanding, handsome individual with a great temperament and is stamping his foals in the same mould. Colts and fillies alike, they are correct, muscular and have the quality to make their sire an exciting addition to the stallion ranks.
Ego's sire E Dubai (by Mr Prospector) is a proven international stallion with 33 stakes winners, consistently ranked in the top 10 stallions in the USA and Leading active sire in the Mid-Atlantic region in 2013. Ego is out of Redoute's Choice mare Buckling who as well as stakes winner Ego and stakes placed Ready Steady, is also the dam of Sans Souci who won three and was also placed in stakes company.