Yamanin Vital to the fore....
Yamanin Vital, the deceased White Robe Lodge sire, continues to make his mark. He is the sire of Tattyam, the dam of Lucky Tom, winner of the listed $101,000 The Phoenix (1400m) for 2yr-olds at Eagle Farm on Saturday (31/05/2014).
Lucky Tom who won by three lengths had won his previous start on the Sunshine Coast by four lengths.
Lucky Tom, by Lucky Owners, is the second winner out of Tattyam, a half sister to Thomas James (by Antic Boy), winner of the 2001 White Robe Lodge Handicap at Wingatui when trained by John and Teria McKay at Wyndham and ridden by Maria Hampton.
Lucky Tom is raced by I J Ganderton, Mrs TM Ganderton, Mr HJ Norman and Mr JM Arnott and trained on the Gold Coast by Harold Norman. The same combination won four races to 2150m with Tattyam. Mr Ganderton bought Tattyam out of the paddock at White Robe from stud client the late Mr Alan Eathorne, breeder and owner of the good race mare Covered 'n' Grey.
The same day, Ali Vital, a 4yr-old gelded son of Yamanin Vital, won a $100,000 1600m race at Sandown. It was the fourth win for Ali Vital, who is out of the Personal Escort mare, Ali Rosa. Ali Vital is trained at Cranbourne by Robbie Lang.
Ali Vital is out of resident White Robe Lodge mare Ali Rosa (Personal Escort Alchemy) she is a half sister to the good performer Narousa. A half brother to Ali Vital by Raise The Flag sold recently at the South Island Sale from the White Robe Lodge draft for 48k to reknowned Australasian Bloodstock agent John Foote.
Ali Vital himself was bred by WRL and was sold at the South Island Sale for 22k.
Gallant Guru added another two individual winners to his total today in the Central Districts. Thieving Sisters was bred by Mark and Raymond Connors. We loaned them, Taieri Rose, our mare, to put to Gallant Guru. After arriving home Raymond's sisters were "included" in the ownership hence the name, Thieving Sisters.
Another White Robe product, Jackfrost (Vital Note), was sold out of the paddock to Mr Phil Bayley.