Making History at Randwick
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 February 2017
A new chapter in a famous association between two great Australian racing/breeding families played out at Randwick on Monday when the Group III ATC Robrick Lodge Triscay Stakes was won by progressive mare Zestful.

Zestful returns to scalePrepared by Kris Lees, the five year-old daughter of Redoute's Choice (pictured steve Hart ) is co-owned by Widden Stud's Antony Thompson and the race she won is named in honour of the late Geoff and Beryl White's former superstar mare Triscay.

Bred and retained to race by the White's, Triscay was sired by their Golden Slipper winner Marscay, who stood successfully for many years at Widden Stud until his death in 2000.

Among the many races won by Triscay was the 1989 AJC Widden Stakes, which the White's also won in 1989 with Whilodge.

Widden Stud have also won the Triscay Stakes twice, winning it previously in 2002 with Okanui, so there was much sentiment involved during the presentation on Monday following Zestful's triumph, her first success in a Black Type event.

"It was such a thrill to win the race as the White family have been great friends and supporters of Widden for many years and it was a privilege to have their champion colts Marscay and Filante stand at stud with us," said Antony Thompson.

"Beryl White was at Randwick for the presentation along with her son Greg and daughter Judy, with her husband Brett, who sponsored the race through their Robrick Lodge banner.

"It brought back a lot of memories and in a year when Widden Stud celebrate 150 years of operation, it's great to enjoy these special days with our friends."

Race 9 - Robrick Lodge Triscay Stakes
Group 3 - 1200m

Class: Open. Track: Good(4). Time: 1:10.94. Sectional Time: 0:35.40 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $150,000 - 1st: $84,750 2nd: $28,500 3rd: $13,500.
 1   Zestful T: K A Lees J: J R Collett
5m   Redoute's Choice x Zest (Marauding (NZ) )
Not Offered
 2 0.2 Nancy T: P and P Snowden J: J Bowman
5m   Big Brown (USA) x Shalimar Sky (Hurricane Sky )
Not Offered
 3 0.3 Dixie Blossoms T: R J Quinton J: Tim Clark

4m   Street Sense (USA) x Whistle Dixie (NZ) (Star Way (GB) )
Not Offered
 4 0.6 Press Report T: K A Lees J: Ms K O'Hara
5m   Written Tycoon x Grenada (Dolphin Street (FR) )
 5 2.2 Queen Of Kariba T: Joseph Pride J: A Adkins
5m   Lonhro x Acupuncture (NZ) (Pins )
 6 3.0 Rocket Commander T: Matthew Dale J: Tommy Berry
5m   Court Command x Pinot Royale (Red Ransom (USA) )
 7 3.1 Magic Of Dreams T: K A Lees J: C W Brown
5m   Magic Albert x Pekalan (Sri Pekan (USA) )
 8 6.1 Zara Bay T: M, W and J Hawkes J: J Ford
4m   Fastnet Rock x Legally Bay (Snippets )
 9 6.2 Shillelagh (NZ) T: C J Waller J: B Avdulla
5m   Savabeel x Trocair (Flying Spur )
 10 9.7 Unknown Destiny T: John W Ramsey J: B McDougall
5m   Zizou x Sheza's Dream (Filante (NZ) )
 FL 0.0 Pearls T: J A O'Shea J: J Doyle
4m   Exceed And Excel x Accessories (GB) (Singspiel (IRE) )
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