Flamingo flies home on debut

Flamingo

Flamingo had little more than a working gallop to deliver a perfect debut performance at Waipukurau last week. The Mark Chittick-bred and owned daughter of Pins came from the back of the field to win at the first time of asking.
“We haven’t put a lot of pressure on her yet and from her work we were pretty confident,” said Emma Haworth, who trains the filly with her father David. “it’s really pleasing and we’ve always thought a lot of her.
Flamingo settled toward the tail of the field and she finished well down the outside under a soft ride from Sam Weatherley. “She got squeezed up out of the gates, but she was always travelling well and she had it won a long way out,” he said.
She is a daughter of the Danasinga mare Bird, who won two races for Chittick and the Haworths, including the Listed Warstep Stakes. She is from the family of the multiple Group winners Chintz and Irlanda.

 

Recent News
Super Seth in the Futurity Stakes
22 April 2020

Impressive Group 1 Winner Super Seth Joins The Waikato Stud Roster

Brilliantly talented Group 1 winner Super Seth has retired to Waikato Stud, giving breeders access to the first Caulfield Guineas winner to stand in New Zealand in three decades. Super Seth developed an imposing record …

Read More
20 April 2020

Stud deliver another Group One

Waikato Stud has been a major player in both of trainer Michael Moroney’s Gr.1 All Aged Stakes victories. His first was with Tivaci, a son of High Chaparral who now stands at the leading Matamata …

Read More