More Success for Karaka Graduate Celebrity Dream
Media Release - Sunday January 6

Classy Karaka graduate Celebrity Dream(NZ) (Thorn Park) scored the fifth black-type win of her career with a dominant performance in Saturday's A$150,000 Group 3 Mrs Mac's La Trice Classic (1800m) at Ascot in Perth.

Celebrity Dream as a yearlingTrained by Adam Durrant and ridden by William Pike, the six-year-old trailed the leaders in fourth or fifth position for most of the fillies and mares' feature.

Pike peeled her out wide in the straight and Celebrity Dream changed gears, sprinting to the front and winning by two lengths.

Raced by Peters Investments Ltd, Celebrity Dream has now had 22 starts for 10 wins, six placings and A$545,750 in prize-money – more than double her $260,000 purchase price at the 2014 Premier Sale at Karaka.

Valpolicella is the dam of six foals to race, five of them winners and three of them Group winners.Vavasour(NZ) (Redoute's Choice) won the Group 2 Sir Tristram Fillies' Classic, Group 3 Counties Cup and Group 3 Waikato Cup, whileVilanova(NZ) (Commands) won the Group 2 Autumn Classic, Group 3 Grand Prix, Listed Tattersalls Club Cup and Listed Star Way Stakes.

"Celebrity Dream is Valpolicella's third Group winner after Vilanova and Vavasour. A special mare who has an Iffraaj colt at foot and in foal to Not a Single Doubt," tweeted Mark Chitty of Haunui Farm.

In partnership with Garry Cranny and Frantic Bloodstock Ltd, Haunui owns Valpolicella and bred Celebrity Dream.

Vendor Haunui Farm
Purchaser John Chalmers Bloodstock (Western Australia)
Breeding Thorn Park - Valpolicella
Sale Lot 325, 2014 Premier Sale, $260,000
Bred by G J Cranny, Frantic Bloodstock Ltd & Haunui Bloodstock Ltd

Mrs Mac's La Trice Classic Gr3 1800m
Ascot Track: Good(4) Time: 1:50.70
1
2.0
Celebrity Dream
T: A G Durrant J: W Pike 57.5
6m Thorn Park (AUS) x Valpolicella (NZ) (Red Ransom (USA))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Haunui Farm
B: John Chalmers Bloodstock
2
2.0
Fontainebleau
T: L Smith J: G L Smith 57.5
5m Alfred Nobel (IRE) x Aunt Lydia (AUS) (Serheed (USA))
3
3.5
Mouquet
T: B Wilkinson J: D Staeck 55
6m Viscount (AUS) x Poziere (AUS) (Statoblest (IRE))
4
4.0
Royal Strata
T: J T Warwick J: Lucy Warwick 55
4m Stratum (AUS) x Clarecastle (AUS) (Tribu (AUS))
5
4.1
Awesome As
T: R G Smith J: S McGruddy 55
6m Coconut Grove (AUS) x Daughter's Demand (AUS) (Verglas (IRE))
6
4.2
Lucky Roar
T: J P Taylor J: J Brown 55
4m So Secret (AUS) x Raring To Roar (AUS) (Lion Cavern (USA))
MM Perth Yearling Sale $25,000
V:Rangeview Stud Burekup WA
B: Jim Taylor
7
4.5
Oriental Rose
T: D L Morton J: C Johnston-Porter 55
4m Henny Hughes (USA) x Oriental Grace (AUS) (Oratorio (IRE))
8
4.8
Showcase
T: A G Durrant J: Chris Parnham 55
4m Big Brown (USA) x Test Case (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
9
6.0
Seeking Alpha
T: L Smith J: Joseph Azzopardi 55
4m Pierro (AUS) x Paris Petard (AUS) (Mujahid (USA))
10
6.3
First Affair
T: A G Durrant J: Damian Lane 56.5
6m Saxon (AUS) x Black Maiden (AUS) (Blackfriars (AUS))
11
11.3
Larking
T: Garry Hampson J: Ms L Staples 55
5m Starcraft (NZ) x Lago Ovation (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))