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Potemkin

Sire:Testa Rossa
Dam:Zacushla (NZ)
DOB:13/10/2013
Sex:Gelding
Colour:Brown
Country:AUS

Owners:Ballymore Stables (Aust) Pty Ltd (Mgr: M D Moroney), R & C Legh Racing Pty Ltd (Mgr: R P Legh), P J & Mrs J Bellas, D Shah, S R Cryer, Ms L Jones, D P Sinn, Dr J T & Mrs A Kennedy, A S Clark, S W Kay, Ms M A Keating, Dr A C Gay, S J Cowan & Dr C K Cowan
It's no secret that now retired champion New Zealand stallion Zabeel has no peers as a broodmare sire in the Southern Hemisphere and that he clearly stamps progeny in that role. We couldn't help but notice the influence the great sire had put into this athletic Testa Rossa colt at Sydney Easter, especially the swagger this colt had at a walk - a real Zabeel trait.

We bought his brother Murcielaga for similar reasons at the same sale three years earlier and Mike is adamant that, not for some bad luck in the shape of unfortunate setbacks, Murcielaga would have fashioned a top class record above the four wins he has notched to date. So, with this colt possessing even more of Zabeel about him, we had no hesitation in going back to the well with full knowledge that the cross produces real ability.

Definitely a potential Guineas horse by a stallion for the ages that keeps siring colts that compete at the highest levels.

Racing Information

Potemkin ran 7th in the Ladbrokes Call Me BM64 Handicap  at Sale on Tuesday, 15 May 2018.

Racing Statistics

Total Starts:15Total Seconds:3
Total Firsts:3Total Thirds:3
Total Prizemoney: $64,465

Race Performances

15 May 2018SALE7thBM641419m
29 Apr 2018GEEL2ndBM641325m
24 Nov 2017CRAN5thBM702060m
17 Nov 2017M VSCBM702040m
25 Oct 2017GEEL1stBM701700m
06 Oct 2017M V3rdBM641600m
20 Sep 2017CRAN4thBM701600m
03 Sep 2017GEEL3rdBM641726m
01 Sep 2017BDGOSCBM701600m
24 Aug 2017WNBLSCBM701700m
27 Jul 2017ECHA1stBM641400m
10 Jul 2017ECHA1stMDN-SW1412m
23 Jun 2017GEEL5thMDN-SW1540m
06 Jun 2017WANG5th3Y MDN-SW1400m
07 May 2017PAKM2nd2UP MDN-SW1400m
05 May 2017BDGOSC3Y MDN-SW1400m
06 Apr 2017PAKM3rd3Y MDN-SW1200m
21 Nov 2016BRATSC3Y MDN-SW1400m
19 Nov 2016CRAN2ndMDN-SW1300m
02 Nov 2016KYNE5th3Y MDN-SW1200m