Group One Bound Duo Confirmed for Windsor Park
Breednet - Media Release - Friday, 5 May 2017
Following last week's announcement that champion galloper Turn Me Loose will join Windsor Park Stud's 2017 roster, the stud has confirmed their Group One performed Australian entires Vanbrugh and Rageese will also retire to stud this Spring.

Both the co-owned Windsor Park 4YO's have forthcoming Group One assignments and stud owner Rodney Schick is very enthusiastic about their potential.

"The important thing with Vanbrugh, Rageese and Turn Me Loose is they all possessed huge talent from day one and they've all competed successfully at the highest level in Australia.

"They are outstanding types with pedigrees to match and now, with the recent announcements around boosted prizemoney, Windsor Park are excited to offer breeders three new highclass stallion prospects."


Vanbrugh wins the Spring Champion StakesVanbrugh, a debut winning 2YO at Randwick and Group One winner of the Spring Champion Stakes at three, was also a Group winner at Melbourne's Spring Carnival earlier this season where he defeated 2017 Gr.1 Doncaster Handicap winner It's Somewhat in the Coongy Handicap. (image Steve Hart)

A son of multiple champion sire Encosta De Lago, the strikingly handsome Vanbrugh is the winner of more than A$745,000 and hails from the outstanding Waikato Stud family of Group One winners Diademe and Sacred Star.

The Chris Waller trained Vanbrugh races next in the Gr.1 Doomben Cup in Brisbane later this month.

Debut Randwick winning 2YO
Gr.1 winning 3YO
Melbourne Spring Carnival Group winner at 4
Strikingly handsome individual
By champion sire & sire of sires Encosta De Lago
From a highclass family


RageeseStreet Cry's imposing son Rageese, owned in partnership with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, finished second in the Gr.1 ATC Sires' Produce Stakes at Randwick as a 2YO to Pride Of Dubai (Street Cry), who stood for A$55,000 last season at Coolmore.

In his classic season, Rageese's spring form included third in the Gr.2 ATC Stan Fox Stakes, fourth in the Gr.1 ATC Golden Rose Stakes followed by an unlucky fifth, beaten just over two lengths, in the Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas. He added further to his resume with a runaway stakes win in the H C Nitschke Stakes at Morphettville.

This season Rageese scored a decisive victory in the Gr.3 VRC L'Oreal Paris Stakes at Flemington during Melbourne's Spring Carnival following which he was installed favourite for the Gr.1 Railway Handicap only to be scratched on race morning due to a stone bruise.

Rageese (image Grant Courtney) is a direct descendant of champion racemare Emancipation (Bletchingly) and is closely related to Group One winners Virage De Fortune and Stratum Star.

The son of champion sire Street Cry claims global influences Dehere, Sunday Silence and Danehill as his first three damsires.

The Darren Weir-trained Rageese runs next in the Gr.1 Goodwood Handicap followed by the Gr.1 Stradbroke Handicap.

Both Rageese and Vanbrugh will retire to stud at the completion of their Autumn racing program.

Gr.1 performed 2YO
Stakes winning 3YO
Flemington carnival Group winner at 4
Imposing physical type
By outstanding sire Street Cry (6 individual sons have sired Gr.1 winners)
Damline includes bred shaping stallions Sunday Silence, Danehill & Bletchingly

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