News About Ouqba
Thisaway put everything together at Ascot Racecourse on Good Friday
Punting Form race reports: Wednesday 11 April
Thisaway is vying with Invisible Pro for Heineken Handicap fixed odds favouritism with TABtouch but, according to the Punting Form race report on Wednesday's fourth event at Ascot Racecourse, there is a good case for the former.
Having run superb late sectionals in the opening two races of his career, Thisaway put everything together at Ascot Racecourse on Good Friday, settling in midfield from his first decent gate before steaming down the straight to take out the Get The TABtouch Maiden. Punting Form rates Thisaway's performance on the public holiday more than four lengths superior than anything that his Wednesday rivals have done and he did it over Wednesday's course and distance of 1,400 metres.
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The Youngsters are Growing Up
And They're Off and Racing
Ouqba’s first crop have hit the track. With Vigneto (x Lonicera (AUS) 2000) and Gold Juel (out of Glazing Honey (AUS) 2007) placed at early trials.
Ouqba’s Heytesbury Stud bred 1st crop have been taken on by WA leading trainers Trevor Andrews, Dan Morton and Dion Luciani who are very pleased with the youngsters progress.
Vigneto (Ouqba - Lonicera by Chanteclair by Haulpak) trialled early January and placed a very strong second.
Vigneto placed a strong 2nd.
A promising start with more to come.
Heytesbury Stud Proudly Presents
Ouqba's First Crop Weanlings
These weanlings have very good conformation and good temperament.
Other owners have also expressed their delight with how well their Ouqba weanlings are developing.
We now look forward to a positive and exciting 2015 breeding season for Ouqba.
Leading bloodstock agent John Chalmers had been
impressed by the first crop of Ouqba, who will be yearlings
Ouqba (Red Ransom-Dancing Mirage, Machiavellian) won the
Listed Newmarket European Handicap (1400m) by 2 3/4 lengths
beating Art Connoisseur, who later won the Group 1 Golden Jubilee
Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Chalmers negociated the deal for Paul Holmes a Court to secure
Ouqba for Heytesbury Stud.
"I simply cannot be more impressed with what Ouqba has produced",
"His weanlings have great strength, are strong quartered youngsters
with good length of body and exceptionally correct. They are two year
old types which should train on. It is difficult to see such a good class
of European sprinter-miler, bred the way he is, failing to make an impression
on WA racetracks."
These Ouqba colts have matured into impressive types. The brown colt (left) is from Running Mate (by Lord Dane, Danehill), who has produced Ascot winner Lightning Run. His Grand-dam is Sudden Burst (Serheed) who produced brilliant galloper Mr Tanzania and MM 2yo Classic winner Ravinia. The colt on the right if from Lonicera, who delivered the Burgess Queen Stakes winner Red Hot Sax. His grand-dam Jungle Vine produced the Karrakatta Plate winner Climb The Vine. the colt is related to Scenic Blast Stakes winner Cool Trade and Broome Time.