Expensive purchase hits winning note

Expensive purchase hits winning note12 Mar 2020

Carpool Karaoke was an expensive yearling purchase and showed an early return on that investment at Pakenham.

He made the perfect start to his career last evening with a commanding front-running performance to win over 1400 metres.

The Tavistock three-year-old is prepared by Anthony Freedman and the Cambridge Stud graduate was a $700,000 Karaka purchase by Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock.

Carpool Karaoke is a son of Tricia’o, an O’Reilly mare who is a half-sister to the Gr.2 Tatt’s Winter Stakes winner La Sizeranne.

It is the high-profile family of the Group One winners and successful sires Lonhro and Grosvenor.

The Gr.1 Australian Derby winner Tavago and the Gr.1 NZ 2000 Guineas winner Catalyst also feature in a rich pedigree.

Cambridge Stud sold a half-brother to Carpool Karaoke by Exceed And Excel at Karaka earlier this year for $500,000.