Toorak Toff Gives Her a Cheer!

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Sometimes when a horse wins a big race it showers the associated benefits across a number of quarters.

That was the case last Saturday when the Rosemont Stud owned Girl Gone Rockin’ scored a narrow victory in the Group Two VRC Matriarch Stakes at Flemington.

Girl Gone Rockin’(pictured above left) was purchased by Rosemont Stud for $380,000 in New Zealand as a yearling from the draft of Curraghmore Stud, but was bred in Australia by Fairway Thoroughbreds.

She is a three-quarter sister to Group Three winner Syreon and is from Group Two-winning Just A Dancer mare Sorrento (NZ), who has since been on-sold with Rosemont Stud purchasing her earlier this year in foal to Wanted at the Inglis Broodmare Sale for just $20,000.

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She has since produced a filly from that mating, so Rosemont Stud have any number of reasons to be celebrating the success of Girl Gone Rockin’.

"The Wanted filly (pictured right) is a lovely foal and Sorrento will now be covered by Toorak Toff,” said Rosemont Stud Bloodstock Manager, Dean Harvey.

"We’ve also got Girl Gone Rockin’s half-sister Sorren Tessa, who has a filly by Nicconi and is also booked to Toorak Toff, so it’s been a great result for us.”

The winning run continued last Sunday for Rosemont Stud when five year-old Thorn Park gelding Flashy Fella captured the $50,000 Ararat Gold Cup.

A modest $50,000 purchase from the Windsor Park draft at the same sale from which they purchased Girl Gone Rockin’, Flashy Fella has won over $200,000 in prizemoney.

Image of Girl Gone Rockin' winning above supplied by Bruno Cannatelli

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