First Winner for Barbados
Mark Smith - Sunday, 30 July 2017

Making her career debut in a Two-Year-Old Maiden Plate over 1219 metres at Gawler on Sunday, the 2yo filly Atlantica swept down the outside to credit the royally bred stallion Barbados with his first winner.

Ridden by apprentice Victor Wong for Morphettville trainer Jim Smith, Atlantica came from well back early to win running away by one and a half lengths from the favourite Mighty Mick (Hussonet) with Littlebitfunny (Your Song) a half-length back in third.

Atlantica is the first foal of the unraced Host (ARG) mare Hot Senora a half-sister to Listed stakes winner Fasline (Fasliyev) out of the top-class mare Umaline whose five wins included the VRC Kewney Stakes and SAJC Swettenham Stud Stakes.

Hot Senora has been a regular visitor to Ducatoon Park Stud's Barbados.


A son of Redoute's Choice out of the top-class Virage de Fortune, the Darley homebred Barbados had only 25 foals in his first crop.

From a handful of starters, he has had the placegetters Lady Conquistador, Tropical Lightning and Bajan before Atlantica's milestone.

After breaking his pelvis as a yearling, Barbados had a racing career restricted to just five starts.

The grey son of Redoute's Choice made just one start at two, separating the future Group III Newcastle Newmarket winner Bello and future Group I Champion Stakes winner Doctor Doom over 1100 metres at Warwick Farm.

Barbados (pictured) broke his maiden over 1100 metres when making his seasonal bow at Canterbury.

After three unplaced runs, time was called on his career due to muscle wastage resulting from his accident.

His dam Virage de Fortune (Anabaa) was purchased by Darley Stud for $3.4 million following a stellar career on the racetrack with her eight wins highlighted by the Group I MVRC Australia Stakes and Group I QTC Sires' Produce Stakes.

Barbados covered 52 mares last spring at a fee of $4,000. 

Race 3 - Terrace Function Centre Mdn - 1219m
Class: Maiden. Track: Soft(7). Time: 1:15.86. Sectional Time: 0:37.70 at 608m.
Prizemoney: $12,000 - 1st: $8,000 2nd: $2,200 3rd: $1,100.
 1   Atlantica T: J D Smith J: Victor Wong
$11
54.0
2f   Barbados x Hot Senora (Host (CHI) )
Not Offered
 2 1.5 Mighty Mick T: G V Richards J: M Neilson
$3.20
57.5
2g   Hussonet (USA) x She's Posh (Bellotto (USA) )
Not Offered
 3 2.0 Littlebitfunny T: K M Sweeney J: J Holder
$13
57.5
2g   Your Song x Vetorisc (Vettori (IRE) )
Not Offered
 4 2.6 Tuckers Daughter T: Paul Beshara J: J Bowditch
$7
55.5
2f   Squamosa x Petrella (Mukaddamah (USA) )
 5 6.8 Rustydustysunshine T: R A Campbell J: Ms E Finnegan
$26
55.5
2f   Barbados x Quench (Dehere (USA) )
 6 8.7 Fever T: W A Bogarts J: Anna Jordsjo
$41
55.5
2g   Turffontein x Delightful Dale (Armidale )
 7 8.9 Bomber Bob T: D R Jolly J: Jamie Kah
$10
57.5
2g   Red Arrow x Beldara (Blevic )
 8 9.3 Sharp Diamond (NZ) T: Tony McEvoy J: Damien Thornton
$7
57.5
2g   Showcasing (GB) x Sweet Pearla (Marauding (NZ) )
 9 10.3 Dream Of Glory T: L Macdonald and A Gluyas J: Raquel Clark
$6.50
55.5
2f   Oasis Dream (GB) x Maxi Dress (IRE) (Shamardal (USA) )
 10 16.2 Nick's Night Out T: L Macdonald and A Gluyas J: Ms C Lindop
$8
57.5
2g   Nicconi x Heavenly Night (USA) (Woodman (USA) )
 11 21.2 Mrs Harvey Brown T: Julia Macgillivray J: B Griffiths
$31
53.5
2f   Big Brown (USA) x Zulu Queen (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA) )
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