Australian double for Keeper

 
23 Jul 2012

Cambridge Stud’s proven Danehill horse Keeper sired a double in Australia yesterday, with Mine To Keep winning at Hawkesbury in NSW and Keep Eve successful at Bendigo in Victoria.

 

Mine To Keep (Keeper ex Surreal, by Zabeel) was bred by Colin and John Thompson at Rich Hill Stud. Yesterday’s win was his second-straight, having won his maiden at Kembla Grange, 30 June for trainer Bart Cummings.

 

Mine To Keep’s fourth dam is Elabama.  She won both the Railway Handicap and Telegraph Handicap and left another Railway winner in Tudor Light.  She, in turn, left the dual Group One-winning Sir Tristram filly Our Tristalight.  What’s more, Our Tristalight went on to leave the NZ 2000 Guineas winner Danske.

 

Keep Eve (Keeper ex Expoeve, by Exploding Prospect) was bred by Ancroft Stud and is from a family the Brown family have had great success with.  The second dam is Battle Eve who won no less than 25 races! 

 

Keep Eve won her maiden at Avondale two years ago but is now trained by Mathew Ellerton and Mark Zahra at their Flemington-based stable in Melbourne.