Queen Laurie by Great Britain, out of Maggie Kay, swooped to victory last night for Mr G Maroun as trainer and owner in the Gardenia Listed over 1000m.
Queen Laurie won by a length and gave the second placed Winter Watch an additional 3kg weight beating. Amongst the field was Daring Diva and Kissable.
Bred by Worldwise Breeding Syndicate (Nom: Mr K Hunter), the dam Maggie Kay stands at Yellow Star Stud who consigned a full brother to Queen Laurie at the 2017 KZN Yearling Sale. He sold for R50 000.
Lorraine De Klerk of Yellow Star reports that the mare has a What A Winter colt at foot this season.
This is the damline of 12-time winner (including 2 Gr1’s) Ingleside and Evening Mist.
Yellow Star Stud have had multiple Gr1 champions born at their farm including five-time Gr1 winner, Dancewiththedevil, and multiple Gr1 winning son of Dynasty, Drakenstein resident stallion Futura, bred by Guy Murdoch.
Another recent performer is Vision To Kill for owner breeder and former Chairman of Gold Circle, Mr Robert Mauvis – and Yellow Star have a full sibling this year to the star Kildonan filly.
Yellow Star Stud stand stallions Kildonan, Warm White Night, The Assayer and Spectrum at Yellow Star Stud.