The feel good story of the Autumn carnival has touched plenty, but it would be fair to say that they’ll be a fair old Shindig in Ceres town over the remarkable win of Shinzig in the CF Orr stakes on Saturday.
While shares were being sold in the six-year-old Danehill stallion as late as half-an-hour before the race, Rosemont Stud is by comparison a longtime owner of the beautiful bay! They bought their five percent stake three days before the race.
“It’s a huge result. I couldn’t care less that we owned him for only a few days, this is our first Group I win as owners and we are absolutely delighted,” said Anthony Mithen of Rosemont Stud.
The farm, on the outskirts of Geelong, bought the stallion on his previous record of four Group I placings and a Group III win in the Schweppes Cup at Caulfield a couple of years ago.
“I just thought he would suit a few of our mares and the way Eliza Park structured the pre-race deal, the his Autumn racing would be a bonus. What a bonus! He’s now only the second Group I-winning son of Danehill standing in Victoria,” Mithen said.
The other, of course, is Elvstroem who also won the Orr and the hearts of Victorian breeders and stands at Blue Gum Farm for $33,000. It’s anyone’s guess what Shinzig will stand for at his first season later this year, particularly as the ever-consistent, tough entire is racing in career-best form and has the Futurity and maybe Australian Cup still to come this Autumn.