Ontrack Thoroughbreds filly Baroda stamped herself as a future star with a dominant win at
The good looking daughter of Epaulette cleared maidens on the Doomben track on December 18
and backed up that win with a commanding win in a QTIS 3YO Handicap.
“It’s not easy for any horse to follow their maiden win with another victory, but we have always had
a big opinion of this filly and it’s nice to see her perform on the track,” said Ontrack’s Managing
Director Grant Morgan.
A product of Queensland’s Eureka Stud, Baroda was purchased by Morgan at the 2018 Inglis ClassicSale in Sydney for $150,000.
“I buy primarily on type and from the moment I first laid eyes on her during my pre-sale inspections I was determined to take her home. She was an athlete with an amazing walk.
“She has matured into a lovely filly and I think that she’s going to improve even further with more
Baroda’s win came only hours after Morgan had signed for another Eureka Stud filly at the Magic
Millions, paying $90,000 for a Your Song filly who is a half to champion Hong Kong sprinter Beat The Clock.
“She’s a lovely filly and reminds me a lot of Baroda at the same stage so here’s hoping lightning
Trained at the Gold Coast by Toby and Trent Edmonds, Baroda has now had four starts for two winsand a second.
“She is a QTIS and BOBS eligible filly and her last two wins have been in QTIS events so being eligiblefor QTIS and BOBS as well the Inglis Race Series means she has plenty of opportunities ahead.
“Everything about her suggests she will stretch out in trip so that also allows us to look at plenty of
options for her.
“Perhaps her greatest single attribute is a magnificent temperament and that’s going to carry her a
long way in this game,” said Grant Morgan.
Successful jockey Ron Stewart has now had two rides on Baroda for two wins and he’s a big fan.
“She’s a lovely filly who is a pleasure to ride.
“I was keen to lead at Doomben from a good gate but when that other horse came over and put
pressure on, she was very happy to relax and sit in behind.
“She did a bit of work early but sprinted nicely when I asked her and I felt she was fairly dominant.
“She is still fairly new and will just get better with experience. I like her a lot,” said Stewart, who
ended the day with a hat-trick.
Congratulations to our owners: Steve Mauger, Rob Harvey, Ian and Cathy Mathieson, Tony Halloran,David and Sue Worthley, Mark Snowden, Mark Ostermeyer, Jim and Jenny Edington, Dennis and DelBates, Judy and Brent Hudson, Wayne and Paddi Muller, Haimes Racing (Manager Jamie Haimes),Tom Wyld and Frances Field.