A pleasing and exciting result for Randwick Bloodstock who brokered the deal on the Armidale Stud based NEEDS FURTHER. The blue-blooded ENCOSTA DE LAGO stallion became the first Australian freshman sire to post a stakes-winner when his talented two year-old filly PATEENA ARENA took out the $100,000 Listed Elwick Stakes at Hobart in Tasmania.
The Bill Ryan trained filly was fifth on debut behind NEEDS FURTHER’s first winner IL REGALO on November 9th when she raced greenly and then scored easily at Launceston on December 21st. Third at her most recent run behind DERASA in the $30,000 Alfa Bowl, PATEENA ARENA was able to turn the tables on that filly relegating her to second in this 1100 metre dash.
[PATEENA ARENA as a yearling].
A $22,000 purchase for her trainer from the Armidale Stud draft at the Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling Sale, PATEENA ARENA is a half-sister to stakes-placed HAPPY AND HELL and DANDY GENT. She is the best of six winners from stakes-winning LADONI (IRE) mare GEHENNA.
With two winners from five starters, Needs Further has made a flying start to his stud career. A Group 3 winning half-brother to dual Group 1 winner HALLOWED CROWN, who stands at Darley at a fee of $27,500, NEEDS FURTHER comes from the family of champion sire ZABEEL.
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