BRISBANE – Stylish colt Duporth was the bearer of multiple gifts for Vinery Stud with his win in Saturday’s BTC Cup providing a boost to both Red Ransom and Excites.
Not since the great Falvelon in 1990 has a 3YO overcome the older horses in the WFA G1 until Duporth’s brave bid for victory on the weekend.
In doing so Duporth becomes the 14th international G1 winner sired by Red Ransom, his fifth here in Australia.
Perhaps fittingly being that Saturday was Mother’s Day eve, most of the attention centred on Duporth’s dam, Staging, who had won the BTC Cup exactly ten years prior wearing Peter and Wendy Moran’s familiar green and white silks.
Duporth is book ended by two more outstanding colts beginning with Excites who won the G1 AJC Sires Produce Stakes at only his third start.
Staging’s most recent foal to race is Tickets – a handsome son of Redoute’s Choice and winner of the Pago Pago Stakes and Canonbury Stakes before he took second in the G1 Champagne Stakes.
”It’s rare for a mare to leave multiple Group One winners, so for Staging to throw three consecutive Group One performers is quite an achievement,” says Vinery Stud’s Adam White.
”All three of the colts are magnificent horses to look at.”
Excites (pictured right) is soon to embark on his third season at Vinery having covered books in excess of 100 mares in his first two seasons.
”His first foals are taking after the maternal side of his family. Staging is a lovely looking mare herself and her stock all have the same quality. The Excites foals have size, scope and strength.