Eye-catching winner by All American

Monday, 26 November 2018 | Yankee Eyes is best left to run free in front and that strategy paid off again at Morphettville on Saturday.

The promising daughter of All American controlled the Carlo Bittoto Memorial (1250m) and dug in for the fight when challenged in the straight by Zoustar fillies Kenyan Wonder and Be My Star.

“She did it easy and had fitness on her side,” apprentice Kayla Crowther said.  “She’s tough, too and there’s a lot more to go with her.”

YANKEE EYES

Yankee Eyes was narrowly beaten on debut at the Oakbank Carnival in April and then had the speed to share the lead in the LR Dequetteville Stakes.  She returned from a spell to win first-up at Murray Bridge but followed up with two unplaced runs from off-the-pace at Morphettville.

Owner-trainers Dan Clarken and Oppy MacGillivray bought her for $50,000 at the 2017 Adelaide Magic Millions.  The first foal of Miss St Tropez (Magnus), she is closely related to Don’t Doubt Mamma (G2 Let’s Elope Stakes) and Risen From Doubt (LR Maribyrnong Trial).

“Kayla let her go to sleep last week and they weren’t in a position to catch up,” MacGillivray explained.  “There were no worries backing up today and it really was an impressive win.  She’s a nice horse ridden the right way and we will keep raising the bar.”

Yankee Eyes has a yearling half-sister by Not a Single Doubt from Miss St Tropez catalogued as Lot 522 for the Inglis Classic Sale on February 11.  A week later All American has 12 of his first Geisel Park-conceived progeny parading at the Perth Magic Millions.

Among the All Americans are yearlings from Graham Daws (Dawson Stud), Tony Patrizi (Misty Valley), Dick Vincent (De Grey Park), Rob Gray (Rangeview Stud), Frank Fry (Jingle Holdings), Lyn Millett (Wave Farm) and Geoff Evans (Distinct Racing).

All American (Red Ransom) served 113 mares in his initial book at Geisel Park in 2016 and, after one-off season back in the Eastern States, returned to stand permanently in WA this year.

 

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McEvoy strikes again with All American

McEvoy strikes again with All American

Friday, 7 December 2018 | Trainer Tony McEvoy will set his All American filly Despacito for a city campaign after an easy kill at Kyneton on Thursday. Heavily backed into an even-money favourite, Despacito was taken back to near last by Luke Currie after drawing wide in the Kyneton Electrics Maiden Plate (1450m). She was set alight approaching the corner and finished powerfully to win well. 


Eye-catching winner by All American

Eye-catching winner by All American

Monday, 26 November 2018 | Yankee Eyes is best left to run free in front and that strategy paid off again at Morphettville on Saturday. The promising daughter of All American controlled the Carlo Bittoto Memorial (1250m) and dug in for the fight when challenged in the straight by Zoustar fillies Kenyan Wonder and Be My Star. 


All Americans in Silk Dept

All Americans in Silk Dept

Monday, 19 November 2018 | All American has cranked up his strike-rate with 8 winners in 4 days ahead of the 2019 Perth Magic Millions. His first WA yearlings conceived at Geisel Park will be targeted by local and international buyers following the four-nations blitz in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. 


NZ treble by All American

NZ treble by All American

Sunday, 18 November 2018 | Geisel Park stallion All American has sired winners of 370 races in 10 countries and his Kiwi crew chimed in with an Awapuni winner on Thursday and a double at Ruakaka on Friday. Korakonui (5m All American – Riddling by Redoute’s Choice) will be set for the Dunstan Feeds Stayers Championship Final at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day following a three-length victory at Awapuni. The Ralph Manning-trained mare led into the straight and then raced away to win as she pleased for jockey Jason Waddell. 


Cross-matching at Geisel Park

Cross-matching at Geisel Park

Monday, 12 November 2018 | Geisel Park owner Eddie Rigg didn’t have to delve too deeply into the pedigree of Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter for a link to his imported Group 1 winner Vert De Grece (Ire). His sire Verglas (Highest Honor) is a three-quarter brother to Champion French 3yo Sprinter Do The Honours (Highest Honor). She foaled five winners at stud including Waitress (Kingmambo), the dam of Cross Counter. 


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