Brazen Gem’s maiden win at Orange marked an important milestone for Ontrack Thoroughbreds as she became the first winner by Brazen Beau in the all gold silks.
Ontrack’s Managing Director Grant Morgan purchased Brazen Beau as a yearling at the Inglis Classic Sale for $70,000 and managed his brilliant sprinting career which netted Group One wins in the Coolmore Stakes and Newmarket Handicap.
“Brazen Gem is from Brazen Beau’s first crop and her win at Orange was the first success by one of his progeny in the all gold racing colours.
“The Brazen Beau story has been tremendous for Ontrack and our clients and now to have a winner by him is just another important milestone.
“Naturally we have been supportive of Brazen Beau at stud and while we’ve only had limited runners by him, we now have eight two or three-year-olds by him on our books currently.
“Brazen Gem is an interesting story because I purchased her out of the New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Sale at Karaka in 2018 for $160,000.
“I was actually looking for a staying type of filly but when I saw her during my pre-sale inspections, she quickly became a must-have as she reminded me so much of Brazen Beau at the same age.
“She did well to run second to talented filly Longbottom from a wide draw on a soft track at her debut and then we brought her north to Eagle Farm but she had come to the end of her preparation so she had a decent winter spell in Queensland.
“Her lead-up to resuming at Orange was hampered by a virus and the merit of her win out there was enhanced when the stable discovered she had an elevated temperature the day after the race, so she obviously hasn’t fully recovered from that issue.
“She’s done a great job to travel to Orange and win under those circumstances so we will make sure she recovers from her issue and then put her out in the paddock and give her some time off and she will come back a much better filly,” said Grant Morgan.
Congratulations to our winning owners: David and Sue Worthley, Vin Harink, Mark Snowden, Fine Dining Syndicate (Manager Mark Ostermeyer), Malcolm Borger, Ailsa Morrison-Galt, Dave Moretti, Wayne and Paddi Muller, John and Barbara Gilbert, Christine Shaw, Robert Corolla, Bobby Vucenovic, Peter McClintock, Bob and Gladys Harvey, Judy Bandidt, Garry Batchelder, Brad Leaity John Loftus, Gerald and Antoinette Pacholec, D Paton, Roger Perusich, David Sparkes, Ken Stocks, Barry Tangitu, Anne Wade, Jean Weston, Ty Wagstaff.