New Stakes Winner for Reset
Mark Smith - Saturday December 30

The $41 chance Don'tbabylon closed out Saturday's meeting at Doomben on a sour note for punters when she led every step of the way in the Listed Magic Millions Nudgee Stakes (1200m).

Ridden by champion jockey Jeff Lloyd for trainer Matthew Dunn, Don'tbabylon held the challenge of Notonyourlife (Sebring) by half a length with the heavily supported Pepperano (Court Command) a long-neck back in third.

In earning her first stakes win the daughter of Reset advances her record to 5 wins, 4 seconds and 2 thirds from 18 starts with earnings of $180,992.

Previously trained in Victoria, Don'tbabylon is the third and final foal of the Arena mare Lectures who died in 2013.

A $6,000 purchase Inglis Great Southern Bloodstock Sale, Lectures was a Sydney winning daughter of the unraced Canny Lad mare Cogitation who is a three-quarter sister to the stakes-placed Bromide and a half-sister to stakes winner Accumulation and the stakes-placed Many Hands, the dam of Group II Sandown Guineas winner Dextrous who in turn is the dam of the young stallions Skilled and Ambidexter.

Don'tbabylon becomes the 33rd stakes winner for Darley Stud's reset (Zabeel) who has two yearlings catalogued for the Gold Coast, two at the Inglis Classic and 13 at the Inglis Premier.

More Reading...
Magic Pinhook Winners Book 2
Such was the strength of the Magic Millions Book 2 this year that several pinhookers operating in this slightly lower level of the market also posted big results with Queensland based KBL Thoroughbreds enjoying particular success.
Night Of Thunder Strikes Again
Twenty-four hours after a milestone first stakes winner in Australia with A Beautiful Night in the Blue Diamond Preview at Caulfield, Darley Stud’s one season shuttler Night Of Thunder (IRE) struck again when the Lindsay Park debutant Riverina Storm powered home from near last in an impressive debut over 1100 metres at Geelong on Sunday.
$900,000 Pierro Colt Bred on Magic Cross Leads the Way
Waikato bloodstock agent Garry Carvell went home with the horse he wanted on the first day of New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale.
Ellis Stretches Budget To Secure Savabeel Colt
Te Akau Racing boss David Ellis had the words of Singapore-based trainer Mark Walker ringing in his ears throughout a spirited bidding war for Lot 79, a Savabeel colt from the Waikato Stud draft on the first day of the annual New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling sale at Karaka.
2019 Breednet Favourite Foal Winner
It only seems appropriate that in a week Pierro took over as the leading sire in the country by earnings, he also gave us the 2019 Favourite Foal of the Year.
Fireworks on Opening Day of Karaka Yearling Sale
A strong day of selling has launched New Zealand Bloodstock’s annual yearling showcase during Book 1 at Karaka 2020.