Dublin Lass wins the HQ Insurance Starlight Stakes in fine style

Congratulations to the winners of the HQ Insurance Starlight Stakes

Congratulations to the winners of the HQ Insurance Starlight Stakes

An Even Break

An Even Break

Congratulations to connections of Dublin Lass, trainers Peter & Paul Snowden, jockey Kerrin McEvoy and owners Aston Bloodstock, Luskin Park Stud Racing, Mrs R J Mula, Tunku Shahabuddin, Tunku Shamira Shahabuddin and Ms J Robertson-Lomax on their victory in the HQ Insurance Starlight Stakes.

On top on the line

On top on the line

Dublin Lass

Breaking well from the inside barrier, Dublin Lass took up the box seat behind leader and eventual runner up Freeze The Charges and Kathy O’Hara. Kathy stole a few lengths on the entrance into the home straight but Dublin Lass travelled strongly and was the last off the bridle, responding to Kerrin’s urgings from the 300 pole to grab the leader and score a cosy half length victory. Howmuchdoyouloveme stayed on for the 3rd place prize money.

Dublin Lass is by the late New Zealand champion sire O’Reilly and is the first foal out of the winning Elusive Quality mare Fashion Police. The 4yo half brother to Dublin Lass is Mr Manhattan (Manhattan Rain), twice a winner in Sydney this Spring, and the mares 2013 Starcraft colt realised $200,000 as a yearling from Book 1 of the Magic Millions Yearling Sale in 2015, going to team Hawkes at Rosehill. The belief in Fashion Police as a broodmare is clear as she has a Snitzel filly on the ground and was served by Redoute’s Choice early this season. This is a young family with plenty of upside in the years ahead.

The Debrief

The Debrief

Dublin Lass has much success and many fun-filled days to come for her connections, with a promising career at stud also ahead of her.

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A huge thank you to the ATC and to Rosehill Gardens for their excellent hospitality and support.

Excellent Hospitality from the ATC at Rosehill Gardens

Excellent Hospitality from the ATC at Rosehill Gardens