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Winning Roll Continues for Showcasing
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A double at Kranji on Friday, followed by a double at Ellerslie on Saturday sees the winning roll for Haunui Farm stallion Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream) continue. And with summer racing heating up, blacktype features look set to be on the agenda.
Showcasing's statistics in Singapore are outstanding with his New Zealand-bred progeny running at a 76% (22/29) winners to runners ratio. Last season, he captured both feature two-year-old races with Be Bee (NZ) (Showcasing) taking out the Golden Horseshoe and Mr Hanks (NZ) the Juvenile Championship.
Racing at Kranji on Friday night saw Be Bee return to the track for the first start of his three-year-old season and he didn't disappoint with a victory against the older horses over 1200m. Earlier on the card Howl (NZ) (Showcasing) broke his maiden status with a strong front-running performance giving Showcasing yet another Singapore double. Sunday racing saw him notch win number three with Shoqeet (NZ) (Showcasing) stretching out over 2000m and impressing with a last to first effort.
Feature racing in New Zealand was at Ellerslie on Saturday and four-year-old mare Kacchi (NZ) (Showcasing) landed win two from just five starts for the Logan/Gibbs stable. And three-year-old filly Princess Rihanna (NZ) (Showcasing) staked her claim for higher honours over the summer with an impressive win over 1500m - her first since breaking maiden status at her first start just over 12 months ago. That was followed by a string of fourth placings in blacktype events - the G3 Eclipse Stakes, the Karaka Million, the G2 Matamata Breeders' Stakes and, the G1 Diamond Stakes. Her three-year-old campaign began with a third in the G3 Gold Trail Stakes and Saturday's win has the O'Sullivan/Scott team considering a start in the G3 Eulogy Stakes.
And racing across the Tasman saw four-year-old mare La Mouline (NZ) (Showcasing) make it five on the trot in Perth with another impressive and comfortable win over 1400m.
"Showcasing is having a fantastic run," said Mark Chitty, Managing Director of Haunui Farm. "As we said last week, it seems to be a trend with him that we get to November and the results start to come. His results in Singapore are outstanding and we're already taking bookings from Sinaporean breeders for next season," he said. "As the breeding season winds down, yearling sales season is taking over and with that, comes the Karaka Million," said Mark. "There's no stallion with a better record in the Karaka Million than Showcasing so the next six weeks will be an exciting time, especially now that we have the million dollar three-year-old mile as well," he said.