TESTA Rossa filly Twilight Royale is line for a whopping $2.4m dividend if she can win the Inglis Guineas (1400m) in May 2014.

The Bjorn-Baker trained two-year-old scored her third win from just five starts when she joined Testa Rossa on the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) honour roll at Flemington yesterday.

“It was a fantastic result, that was a Group 2 so she is a valuable broodmare now. We went down there pretty confident, I thought she’d run well. She licked her bowl clean and the only two times she’s ever done that was before the Mornington and last night.

“She’s a winner (who tries) and is very genuine. It’s nice to go to the races with a horse like that.”


A $45,000 Melbourne Premier Yearling purchase, Twilight Royale’s latest victory takes her earnings to just shy of half a million dollars with the promise of more to come.

Twilight Royale stretched Testa Rossa’s tally of stakeswinners to 46 when she cleared out to win the Inglis Premier at Mornington on February 13.

The $2.4 million Bonus will be paid by Inglis to the connections of the same horse that can win the three legs of the Inglis Triple Crown Bonus.

Inglis Triple Crown LEG 1

Must win either:

A) $250,000 Inglis Banner (2YO, 1000m) at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day, October 2012  won by Crack A Roadie


B) $250,000 Inglis Nursery (2YO, 1000m) at Randwick on Villiers Stakes Day, December 2012  won by Twilight Royale

Inglis Triple Crown LEG 2

Must win either:

A) VRC Sires Produce Stakes (G2 2YO, 1400m) at Flemington on Newmarket Hcp/Australian Cup Day, March 2013  won by Twilight Royale


B) ATC Sires Produce Stakes (G1 2YO, 1400m) at Randwick on ATC Derby Day, April 2013

Inglis Triple Crown LEG 3

Must win:

$400,000 Inglis Guineas (3YO, 1400m), April/May 2014.


Twilight Royale has already won two legs of the Inglis Triple; the Inglis Premier and the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes.


Meanwhile the Bart Cummings-trained three-year-old Rosalie returned to racing in grand style when she scored a last-to-first win at Canterbury on Friday night.

Rosalie was foaled in New Zealand and was purchased by Bart Cummings for $87,500 at the 2011 NZB Premier Yearling Sale.