South Aussies hold whip hand in Victoria Oaks

This story appeared in Peter Whartons Weekly spotlight on breeding on Harnesslink.

The results of the Victoria Oaks heats at Melton provided a big boost for the breeding industry in South Australia.

Elegant, the winner of the fastest heat, was bred and is raced by David and Glenda Battye’s Buckland Park Homestead, while Just Hope, who won the opening heat, was bred in Victoria by Lauriston Bloodstock and is raced by Adelaide owners Terry and Rosalie Cluse.

Furthermore, the Oaks heat placegetters Encipher and Soho Historia are both raced in SA. Encipher was bred and is owned by Kadina horseman Tyson Linke and Soho Historia is part-owned by Buchfelde identity Aaron Bain.

Elegant, by Somebeachsomewhere, is out of a useful racemare in Spokeswoman (1:56.5), by Art Major from Fatalistic, by Holmes Hanover and tracing back to the thoroughbred mare full Spotlight on breeding here Weekly spotlight on breeding – Harnesslink

David Battye owner/breeder of Elegant