Segenhoe’s Voodoo Lad Takes Group 3 at Flemington
Purchased for just $36,000 by Segenhoe Thoroughbreds from the Yarraman Park draft at the Inglis Scone Yearling Sale, Voodoo Lad has an impressive record with prizemoney of $1,204,410, showing what a keen eye for horses Segenhoe has developed.
Today Voodoo Lad proved what a tenacious race horse in running down the very good Godoplhin import Home of the Brave leaving no doubt that we are going to see more Group level success for Voodoo Lad in the Spring.
Kevin Maloney informed us that Voodoo Lad may now have a quick break and return October 13 for the Schillaci Group 2, Voodoo Lad actually has a family connection to the great Schillaci, he is the last foal and third winner for placed Gilded Time (USA) mare O’Fortuna, who died in 2012 and whose dam is a sister to champion sprinter Schillaci.
Voodoo Lad races very well fresh 1st up 7–4–2–0, so the refresh might just give him the edge.
— Segenhoe Group (@SegenhoeGroup) August 11, 2018
ICYMI – Home Of The Brave was brave but Voodoo Lad just too good. pic.twitter.com/wZOy3Vp07h
— Racing.com (@Racing) August 11, 2018
Segenhoe Stud clocked up a massive $8,618,500 at the Inglis sales alone, at the Magic Millions they delivered total sales of $7,750,000 across 19 yearlings (av $409,211 ) Segenhoe Stud Australia had a record year.
Segenhoe also bred Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Merchant Navy who will stand next to his father, super sire Fastnet Rock, at Jerrys Plains after being sold to global breeding powerhouse Coolmore for more than $30 million.
It is the first son of Fastnet Rock that Coolmore has decided to buy following his racecourse performances, and he is seen as having all the attributes of his famous father. He will race on under the management of Coolmore, but the prized colt has been leased back to his original owners for the remainder of his career on the track and will target the Melbourne autumn sprints and Royal Ascot next year.
Segenhoe has also produced quality gallopers like Whypeeo and Pretty in Pink of late and the farm continues to go from strength to strength.