Keeper Lands Third Group One Winner

5 Jun 2009

Linky Dink's upset win in today's (6.6.9) A$505,000 Racetree T J Smith 2YO Plate provided
with his third individual Group One winner.   Previously the sire had been successfully represented at the elite level of competition by last season's New Zealand Bloodstock 3YO Filly of the Year Insouciant (NZ 1000 Guineas-Gr.1) and another filly from his second crop, Keepa Cruisin (Levin Classic-Gr.1).


It was an all Cambridge Stud affair in the T J Smith with Linky Dink having been bred by Sir Patrick and Justine, Lady Hogan.  What's more the filly was sold by Cambridge Stud at last year's Karaka Premier Sale for $250,000.  The buyer was Nathan Tinkler of the relatively-new Australian racing and breeding empire, Patinack Farm.


Linky Dink, who is prepared by Patinack Farm's private trainer, Jason Coyle at Warwick Farm, was notching her first win at what was her fourth race day outing.


The filly is from Gimmick, a Sir Tristram mare who was a Listed Race winner in Sydney and placed second in the BTC Doomben Classic-Gr.3.  This is the family of Sale of Century (Rosehill Guineas-Gr.1) and traces further back to the likes of Domino (NZ Oaks & Australian Oaks) and Hero (NZ 2000 Guineas-Gr.1).


Keeper stands at a fee of $12,000 + gst (LFG) at Cambridge Stud and is now the sire of 9 individual black type winners with oldest progeny five-year-olds.  Worldwide he has been represented by 112 winners from 181 runners.