Sunday, April 24, 2011


Hats off to Chris Waller (left) whose Group One double in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Sydney Cup at Randwick yesterday was memorable on so many counts.
However, two which stick in mind are where he purchased the winners from and, in the case of My Kingdom of Fife, from whom!
Both Stand To Gain (Sydney Cup) and My Kingdom of Fife (Queen Elizabeth) were snaffled out of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale, with Waller paying 105,000 guineas for the former and 60,000 guineas for the latter.
Seeing as both picked up $300,000 apiece for yesterday’s wins, you could say that Waller’s spending spree was decidedly astute.
And, not without a sense of irony, My Kingdom of Fife’s victory in the Queen Elizabeth was fitting given that he was formerly owned by … Queen Elizabeth!
The 6YO gelding (below) was bred and raced by The Queen and trained by Sir Michael Stoute for whom he won three races, including the Heritage Handicap, and was placed eight times including two at Group Three level.
He was consigned to last year's Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale where he was knocked down to bloodstock agent Alistair Donald of Sackville Donald on behalf of Australian Richard Pegum.
"We bought a horse off the Queen and he’s won the Queen’s race,” an excited Waller said. “These English horses have got amazing depth but they are very well tried.”

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