Consistent mare Chickerartie brought up win number five scoring an impressive victory at Ipswich for apprentice Jai Williams and in form Ballina trainer Stephen Lee.
Since moving to Stephen Lee as a 4 start maiden in August 2022, Chickerartie has raced on 9 occasions for 5 wins and 1 placing.
“Chickerartie always showed ability but was a bit wayward and in need of a different training environment and approach,” said OnTrack CEO Grant Morgan.
“The beach training facility and the ability to prepare her out of a day yard has done wonders for her and full credit must go to Stephen Lee and his team.
“She has always been a lovely type and its important we build her CV ahead of her future career as a broodmare. I’m certain she will through lovely foals,” said Morgan
Chickerartie was a first crop yearling by Flying Artie who now resides in Victory at Blue Gum Farm after starting his stallion career in the Hunter Valley under the Newgate Farm banner.
First foal of the well related American bred mare West Coast Chick, Chickerartie was a $200,000 yearling purchase by Grant Morgan at the 2020 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
Congratulations to the Chickerartie ownership group:
Dr D A Worthley, Bayles Girls Racing (P E Bayles), J Edington, M A Snowden, Pinehurst Racing (G G Affleck), D J Bates, M D Bates, A M Wade, M J Ostermeyer, I G Mathieson, G K Andrews, Haimes Racing (J Haimes), Smeath Racing (D Smeath), G J Clark, G B Fuller, OnTrack W C Chick: L Harrison, J I Hellyer, R G Hill, R Hiscock, S Hitchener, J E Van Steenis, A J Wellington & L M Wilkes.