+64 21 762 559 (Gordon Cunningham)
Latest NewsWeekend runnersNew Zealand BloodstockUnforgottenNearco StudTulipTe AkauWeekend wrap upLong leafTofaneNot An OptionFanaticManolo BlahniqHeroic ValourLindsay Park RacingMighty BossMonday Wrap upDistinctive DarciAge of chivarlyBelle du NordTheanswermyfriendChris WallerFirst SealKuroRodricoHayesKinaneTribal WisdomHe Kin FlyI'm IncredibleIn a twinklingLisdoonvarnaConquerorMick PriceWeaponryAspect ratioGlobal ThinkingMay SaleNZBReady To RunThe everestAlmost courtAsgard MassifDabernigGokoLoose cannonOnly TigerProvocativeRed DawnSingaporeStephen MarshTaroniBlue on BlackChampion ThoruoghbredsCoolmoreFlying FeetGold MagGraeme SandersHenry DwyerJoe PrideJohn ThompsonMark TreloarRocknrollaSean KiernanThunder Down UnderWeanling SaleAbsolut ExcelenciaAimee's JewelAustralian OaksBallymoreBlizzardChina Horse ClubDarren WeirDavid BrowneDebbie SweeneyEl chapoEmma-Lee BrowneFamily LeaderFastnet RockFlemingtonGlorious OceanGo racingHeart Of CourageHigh ClassJimmy LincolnKahma LassKarakaKaraka MillionMarblesMongolian beautyMoroneyParis RockPitmanPrivate ThoughtsRafflesRoc de BankRockfastRuetiggerSandersSeventh SealShaune RitchieStephen RalphSuper easySweeneyTe akau racingTony NoonanTony PikeWar FrontierWhat Choux WantWrap UpAdelaide CupAdrian BottAdrian ClarkAll Star MileAlysha CollettAndrew WilliamsAndy WilliamsAnnavistoAudioAustramoreBaggy GreenBak Da PrincessBankside BelleBeer GardenBesty CoupBeyond The DreamBoxing Day RacesBridges To BabylonBroodmare Pedigree UpdatesBroodmare SaleBye Bye BelleCalder BloodstockCalm SeekerCaulfieldCaulfield CupCaulfield GuineasCeltic tigerCeylonChampion ThoroughbredsChrissy BambryCoup Darci BeCouplandCraig WilliamsCurraghmoreDanny ShumDauphine de franceDave HeywoodDominicDon't Plead GuiltyDr TanEasy HabitEcuadorFantasyFighting SunFirebird FlyerFirebirdFlyerFlower GirlFoal WatchFormalityFrankelFreshwater StormGai WaterhouseGolden RoseGolden SlipperGood FaithGood StockGordon cunninghmaGorgeous AgainHatrick boysHighflyingHong KongHui Hai StarsIncheon ExpressJazzmanJohn ChalmersJohn O'SheaJolie's ShinjuJosh ParrJustice GloryKamikaze RebelKaren FursdonKatagasKeltic RockstarKenjiKiwi BredKool GalLake hayesLand GrantLatestNewsLattaLindsay ParkLindsay RacingLogan RacingLord TurboLot 57MakdanifeManikatoMark WalkerMatrix BloodstockMelbourne CupMerlion TrophyMexican RoseMike MoroneyMill DuckieMr IntelligenceMulcasterMusignyMyrrhNerve Not VerveNot A DoubtNZ DerbyO'ReillyOceanographyPalm SpringsPedigreePedigree updatesPenelope CruisePennacchioPour MoiPower rushPremierProisirPumpsQue SeraRaeRaffles RacingRetired HorseRighteous MateSacred ShamSaimee JumaatSalamancaSavabeelSecret winShockingShowcase The GoldSingapore Turf ClubSnitzelSomething MajicSpecial MemoriesSt JustSun TouchSweetzouTam O'ShanterTankardThere's No DoubtTip The WinkTony ParkerTouch of silverTracey LammasTyphoon Tracy StakesUno SayuriUpdateWallerWeanling Pedigree UpdatesYesterday's SongsYou're WelcomeZoustar
TAGS

Untapped Aimee's Jewel wins Canterbury Breeders' Stakes

Aimee's Jewel lands the Gr.3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders' Stakes (1400m)  Photo: Race Images CHCH
Aimee's Jewel lands the Gr.3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders' Stakes (1400m) Photo: Race Images CHCH

Four-year-old mare Aimee's Jewel scored a stunning win in Wednesday’s Gr.3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders' Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton under a gem of a ride from Lisa Allpress.

Prepared at Stratford by Trudy Keegan, the daughter of Proisir was having just her fifth raceday start.

Snagged back to the rear of the field from a tricky draw (barrier 11), Allpress saved ground closer to the rails before presenting the mare inside the final furlong, finishing over the top of her close relation Irish Girl with Excelleration running on well for third.

“It’s amazing, I can’t breathe and I have been told to settle down,” an ecstatic Keegan said.

“I was thinking ‘wow Lisa, you’re brave’ as she was riding for luck. Lisa knows how good she is, that is why she was there.

“She is not just special to me, she is special to a lot of people. She has just got that something extra.”

Stratford is set to be rocking in the wake of the win and Aimee's Jewel may soon be bound for an even sterner task.

“I’ll be throwing such a big party,” said Keegan, who part owns the mare in conjunction with husband Vaughan and Troy Pannell.

“We have had to keep upping her work to keep ahead of her, she has been so above herself and so long as she comes through this, we may go to the Captain Cook Stakes (Gr.1, 1600m).”

Towering at 17 hands, Keegan has taken a patient approach with Aimee’s Jewel to allow her to develop into her big frame and patience has paid dividends with the mare now the winner of three of her five starts.

“She is just amazing with the feeling that she can give you when you can settle her and she has got such a powerful finish,” Allpress said.

“I saw her at the jump outs and they’d asked me to ride her and I’d taken another ride that day.

“As soon as I saw her cross the line I went straight around to Trudy and asked if I could please ride her next time, so it will be hard to get me off her.

“I think she is untapped and she just does what she has to, so onwards and upwards.”

Bred by Suncroft Bloodstock, Aimee's Jewel was purchased for $10,000 as a yearling by Victorian Troy Pannell from the draft of Gordon Cunningham’s Curraghmore at the 2018 Karaka May Sale.

Out of the stakes winning Colombia mare Aimee’s Idol, Aimee’s Jewel becomes the third Group winner for promising Rich Hill Stud stallion Proisir. – NZ Racing Desk

Aimee's Jewel as a yearling. Photo: Trish Dunell
Aimee's Jewel as a yearling. Photo: Trish Dunell



 

This product has been added to your cart

CHECKOUT