Half-brother to Shamexpress the First Foal for Waikato Stud

A strapping half-brother to the 2013 Gr.1 Newmarket Hcp winner Shamexpress (O’Reilly) has provided Waikato Stud with its first foal of the season.

Arriving in textbook fashion at 6:20am on Sunday, the regally-bred foal is by Redoute’s Choice and is out of the Gr.1 producing Volksraad mare, Volkrose.
“He’s a nice, big, attractive colt,” said Waikato Stud’s Foaling Manager, Lisa Beattie of the star arrival.

Interestingly, the Roger Gordon, Richard Rutherford and Tim Davis-bred foal could well have his impressive pedigree page added to this season, with Melbourne trainer Danny O’Brien citing the $1 million Gr.1 Patinack Farm Classic (1200m) at Flemington on November 9 as the target ahead for his O’Reilly half-brother Shamexpress.

To produce a full-sibling to this Australian Gr.1 winning sprinter, Volkrose will visit O’Reilly in 2013.

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