Terrific to see GOD’S OWN filly, Kuroda Field, salute at Mornington last Saturday for owner Brian Bloom and his wife Felice.
The filly had shown a ton of pace with three consecutive placings this campaign and finally broke through for a well deserved victory over 1000m.
This David Hayes trained galloper is from the King Marauding city winning mare Tycoon Princess, closely related to Group Two winning 3YO Courvoisier and from the family of Champion mare Indian Skimmer.
Kuroda Field got her name from the Hawaiian memorial to US Army Sergeant Robert Kuroda who was, posthumously, awarded a Medal of Honour in World War II after single-handedly attacking two enemy machine gun emplacements in France.
In a rather more romantic twist, Kuroda Field was where Brian Bloom proposed to his wife Felice, before purchasing the God’s Own filly as a wedding gift when they married in April last year.