O’Reilly colt shines in Group One

The late O’Reilly earned posthumous Group One honours today when his son Grunt reigned supreme in the Australian Guineas at Flemington. He stamped himself as a colt of the highest quality with his fourth consecutive win to remain undefeated this preparation.

“He got into a good spot and he still had to tough it out, he’s a beautiful, big Flemington horse,” trainer Mick Price said. “The only race I would go forward to is the Rosehill Guineas, but I am mindful that he is going to make a really good four-year-old.

“I wouldn’t worry if I put him out, he still hasn’t furnished yet. I think this horse has got 2000m in him, he might have 2400m or two miles even. He is a really good colt.”

A $220,000 Karaka purchase by astute Bloodstock agent Cameron Cooke and trainer Mick Price, Grunt is from the family of Waikato Stud’s exciting young sire Ocean Park and was ridden by Damien Oliver. “We had a lovely run and when I pulled him out and asked for an effort he fought them off,” he said. “He’s a magnificent specimen and deserved a Group One.”

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