Keeper Filly Lands First Race in Filly Of the Year Series

19 Sep 2009

John Sargent's exciting Keeper filly St Germaine looked set for a lucrative three-year-old campaign after proving too good for her opposition in Saturday's Group Three Gold Trail Stakes at


St Germaine looked very smart last season at two, chasing home The Heckler and St Fevre for a third placing in the Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes-Gr.1 and running a close second to Te Akau Rose in the Matamata Breeders' Stakes-Gr.2.

St Germaine becomes the 10
th individual black type winner for Keeper to date.  The Cambridge Stud stallion was to the fore during the winter with Linky Dink winning the Group One T J Smith Classic at Eagle Farm.  Keeper's other two Group One winners are Insouciant and Keepa Cruisin. 

According to figures supplied by Arion Pedigrees (
), Keeper is the sire of 122 winners from 198 runners worldwide.  He has winners in 9 countries including
Australia (24 winners from 39 runners), Hong Kong (7 winners from 13 runners) and

(7 winners from 10 runners).

Keeper stands at $12,000 + gst (LFG).