Trio of gallopers bound for Newcastle Saturday

Trio of gallopers are set to fly the flag for Kim Waugh Racing at Newcastle on Saturday. Tickling continues her campaign in race 6 Homestead Pork F&M Class 2 Handicap, former Kiwi Bluetwentytwo resumes from a spell in race 8 XXXX Gold Class 2 Handicap whilst Oxford Bella is currently listed as second emergency in race 3 Coca-Cola 2yr old Maiden.

Tickling is deep into her racing campaign with the stable more than happy with the filly’s progress as she heads into her eighth start. “Tickling is well, she is racing in good form and continues to do all that is asked of her heading into Saturday’s race.  She has been most consistent of late and whilst Saturday’s event does look to be a strong affair on paper I’m with the right run in the race she will again be more than competitive” added Kim. Josh Adams has been booked to ride Tickling with the pair jumping from barrier 3.

Tickling

Tickling

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Former Kiwi Bluetwentytwo kicks off his career on Australian soil under the care of Kim’s astute eye when he steps out in the final event. The El Hermano gelding has taken benefit from two lead up trials scoring over 845m at Wyong under his own steam. “Bluetwentytwo is a nice horse that has continued to impress me since his arrival to the stable. He’s only lightly raced and has loads of upside, he has won first up before and has good form over the distance and on heavy tracks which will be in his favour on Saturday” added Kim. Aaron Bullock has secured the ride aboard Bluetwentytwo with the pair jumping from barrier 4.

Oxford Bella is currently listed as second emergency in the third event on the card with the stable hopefully that the Bel Esprit filly will gain a start. “Oxford Bella is really well, she kicked off her career at Warwick Farm 45 days ago when she finished fifth on a very heavy track and she has continued to please me in the weeks since her first start. Saturday’s race look to have attracted a strong field of 2yr olds which is naturally the case this time of year however with the race experience on her side I’m sure she will be competitive should she gain a start” added Kim. Grant Buckley will be aboard, jumping from barrier 8.

Provincial Championships Qualifier heads to Kembla Grange On Thursday

The Kim Waugh stable are hopefully that second emergency Bao Zhang will be joining stablemate Calabasas in race 6 Bede Murray Provincial Championships qualifier at Kembla Grange on Thursday.

Calabasas resumed from a spell with a tough hard fought second placing going down by the barest of margins in a tight photo finish behind the unbeaten Vigilance three and a half weeks ago. “Calabasas has continued to please me both on and off the track, whilst we can’t control the weather it has been a little frustrating with all the wet weather as we have been hampered with the loss of a couple of meetings. Once again Calabasas has drawn another wide gate and we will once again wait and see if there’s any improvement in the track conditions” added Kim. Corey Brown has been booked to ride Calabasas, with the pair jumping from barrier 16.

Calabasas

Calabasas

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Bao Zhang resumed from a spell two starts ago finishing strongly over the concluding stages then stepped up in grade with another strong performance when hitting the line well late after a tough run in transit at Wyong three and half weeks ago with the stable keen to see the promising Star Witness gelding on a big track. “Bao Zhang is very well, hes a big strong gelding with a huge stride and I have no doubt that the big spacious Kembla track will be right up his alley. Like Calabasas we are uncertain of the extreme heavy track however should the track conditions improve and we are fortunate in gaining a start I’m certain that Bao Zhang is more than capable of another competitive performance. It will be a case and wait and see” added Kim

Bao Zheng's impressive maiden victory at Wyong

Bao Zheng’s impressive maiden victory at Wyong

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Limited opportunity to get involved in well related Animal Kingdom 2yr old White Boots

Limited opportunity to join Kim and Mark Waugh in racing White Boots, this exciting unraced 2yr old is by Champion American sire Animal Kingdom. Animal Kingdom showed his versatility winning as a 2yr old returning as a three year old winning Group 1 Kentucky Derby and racing on as a five year old scoring a brilliant victory in the Dubai World Cup.

White Boots is from the Desert Prince mare Princess Pedrille, winner of 5 races. Princess Pedrille a well related mare who comes from a strong female line and is a daughter of multiple stakes winner Mamzelle Pedrille, winner of over $500,000 in stakes. The gelding is a half-brother  to two winners Here De Princess and recent Moonee Valley winner and the promising  Kentucky Flyer.

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“White Boots is a big strong well developed athletic 2yr old that has the right attributes to develop into a nice miler. The gelding has very strong hindquarter with loads of power and possess a lovely loose action. White Boots is currently in the stable and is coming along nicely” added Kim.

White Boots was not sold at public auction and retained by the breeder and has sent White Boots to Kim to train, if you would like more details in securing ownership of White Boots please don’t hesitate to contact Kim on 0418 205 333 or email via the contact us page