||News: 10 August 2008
Kalanisi Sires impressive winner in Australia
Kalanisis incredible run of success in 2008 continued in
Australia on Wednesday last (6th August). His 3 year old daughter
Grager was the impressive winner of a 1300m Fillies
Maiden in Kembla Grange and defeated none other than Movin
Up, who at $2.2m was the most expensive yearling filly of her year
and hails from the Woodlands/Darley empire
Having just her 3rd career start, Grager quickened clear in the
final two furlongs and coasted to a comfortable 2 and a half length
Trained by Gerald Ryan in Rosehill, Grager runs in the colours of
her Australian breeder Graeme Spurdle. Grager is the result of an
enterprising and novel mating decision from her breeder.
Following the purchase of Cherine at Tattersalls in 2003, Mr Spurdle
sent his mare to visit Kalanisi at Gilltown Stud in Ireland in October
A keen fan of Kalanisi, Mr Spurdle wanted to breed a tough genuine
racehorse with a blend of speed and stamina and thus opted for Kalanisi.
Following her trip home to Australia, Cherine foaled
an attractive and correct filly later to be named Grager.
Grager is held in high regard by her connections and their long
term aim is the Group 1 Australian Oaks in Randwick, Sydney next
Easter. Before then, she will be competing in Group races at Melbourne
Heres hoping Grager can add a Group 1 down under to add to
Kalanisis already impressive stud record.
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