Thursday, October 21, 2010


Moonee Valley has again attracted class fields for its Cox Plate meeting and the day kicks off with the Microflite Helicopter Inglis Banner over 1000m for 2YOs.One of the entries who is stepping out on race day for the first time is GOD’S OWN filly, Manor Lady who won a barrier trail – in very convincing fashion – at Cranbourne on 12 October.
Trained by Robbie Griffiths (who also puts the polish on God’s Own’s recent debut winner Lady Pania), Manor Lady is out of the Grand Lodge mare M’Lady’s Manor and was bred by Adam Palmer. Eliza Park sold the filly to Robbie Griffiths at this year’s Melbourne Premier for $55,000.

Still on God’s Own, Yallambee Stud’s Peter Woodard reports that the son of Redoute’s Choice has sired a half sister to 2009 Epsom Handicap-G1 winner Rock Kingdom at the end of September.
Out of the St Covet mare Happy Empress (bred by the delightful Kerry A’Vard), the God’s Own filly was in turn bred by David Kobritz, who not only races Rock Kingdom, but has also raced a Golden Slipper winner (Danzero) and Melbourne Cup winner (Subzero).
“Full marks to Christie Woodard for getting Happy Empress pregnant to God’s Own as the mare has not produced a foal since 2006,” Peter points out. “We’ve had a pretty good association with this mare as we also sold Rock Kingdom.”

Eliza Park stands God’s Own in conjunction with Yallambee Stud.

Manor Lady as a yearling at Eliza Park's Smithfield Farm

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