Peeping Adds To Her Credentials
Monday, September 28, 2015
Consistent mare Peeping earned herself a prominent place among one of Australia’s finest broodmare bands with a courageous win in Saturday’s Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m) at Rosehill. The daughter of Redoute’s Choice was bred by John Kelly jnr, a member of the illustrious family that has operated Newhaven Park stud in NSW for almost a century. Already a worthy addition to the list of Newhaven broodmares, Peeping already possessed attractive credentials thanks to an outstanding pedigree and a race record four wins from her nine starts before Saturday. But her latest win takes her to an elite level. Peeping is out of the stakes-winning Encosta De Lago mare Miss Marielle, winner of the Group 2 Hill Stakes. She, in turn, is out of Miss Vandal, the dam of Newgate Farm-based stallion Eurozone. A sister to Peeping was sold by Newhaven Park at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale for $475,000 to China Horse Club. Newhaven Park has a fine tradition of standing leading local sires such as Luskin Star, Marauding and Zeditave, the farm has also had phenomenal racing success with home-breds such as Encounter, Burst, Research, John’s Hope, Prowl, Arborea, Vivarchi and Pontal Lass. Trained by Ron Quinton and ridden by Sam Clipperton, Peeping had suffered a bout of cardiac arrhythmia at her previous start but displayed no weakness on Saturday beating a field that included the high-class mare Catkins. Other Stakes winners in Sydney on Saturday included Amelie’s Star who became her sire Testa Rossa’s 55th stakes winner in the Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality (2400m); Vashka who gave Exceed And Excel his 107th stakes winner in the Group 2 Shannon Quality (1500m); Vanburgh took Encosta De Lago to the same figure in the Group 3 Gloaming Stakes and Alart was stakes winner no. 16 for Excellent Art thanks to her win in the Reginald Allen Quality (1400m).