Katie Lee Creates History

 
14 Nov 2009

Never say die attitude sees filly land

Guineas
double.
The Cambridge Stud-owned Katie Lee demonstrated terrific fighting qualities to land the

Guineas
double at

Riccarton
Park
in

Christchurch
this week, a feat which has never been achieved in the long and illustrious history of the pair of three-year-old Classics.


In both the 2000

Guineas
and 1000 Guineas Katie Lee had a rocky run, but produced an undeniable finishing burst on both occasions to land the major honours, earning a cool three-quarters of a million dollars in the space of a week.


Katie Lee is prepared by Graeme and Debbie Rogerson at their

Hamilton
stable for Cambridge Stud owners, Sir Patrick and Justine, Lady Hogan.


"I've had some great fillies, but this one could be the best," an understandably-elated Graeme Rogerson told Trackside Television off the back of the historic victory.

Successful rider Opie Bosson was full of praise for Katie Lee, a daughter of Waikato Stud stallion Pins.


"I wasn't confident across the top; her head was in the air throughout the running - it was a very roughly run race," said Bosson.


Katie Lee was bred by Denny and Mark Baker at their Hallmark Stud at Te Kauwhata and sold at last year's New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Premier Sale for $340,000.


Second home in the NZ 1000

Guineas
was Keep the Peace, a filly by the Cambridge Stud stallion Keeper.


Third home was the Mark Walker-trained Our Ella Bella, who did extremely well after missing the jump.