Dateline: Sunday 14 February
Heavens Own kicked off what would prove to be an incredible day of racing for Eliza Park stallions and, quite possibly, has launched a hugely successful career for her sire God’s Own, who stands in conjunction with the Woodard family’s Yallambee Stud.
Going down in the history books as the first winner for Redoute’s Choice’s 2005 Caulfield Guineas-G1 hero, Heavens Own has been knock, knock, knocking on the door since making her debut in mid January.
Yesterday was her third outing after finishing third on the Gold Coast and second on the Sunshine Coast. As the song goes, the only way is up and the John Wallace trained filly now appears destined for a city appearance before too long.
Bred and part owned by Warren Small, who resides in Queensland but has been a long time supporter of the Victorian breeding industry, Heavens Own is out of the Best Western mare, Western Cent.
Heavens Own is a half sister to the speedy Distant Music filly Bingham (6 wins and second on debut in the VRC Maribyrnong Plate-LR) from a 5-time winning half sister to AJC Liverpool City Cup-G3 winner Sam Sung a Song.
Heavens Own – remember the name … the first of God’s children!