Blackiston Racing


By the classy son of Snitzel who brilliantly won the G1 Australian Guineas, and whose young progeny show promise

Sold $1780 2018 Our Matilda Pic

2yo Bay Filly

  • Sire: Wandjina (by Snitzel)
  • Dam: Our Matilda (by High Chaparral {IRE})
  • Foal Date: September 18, 2018 (AUS)

Out of a winning daughter of good broodmare sire High Chaparral and stakes-winner HENNESSY WALTZ

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A son of Champion Sire SNITZEL, WANDJINA was a million-dollar yearling who become an outstanding three-year-old colt.

He was precocious enough to win at two and twice placed fourth in stakes races including the highly rated G2 Todman Stakes at Rosehill.

At three, Wandjina placed in the G1 Caulfield Guineas before returning to win the G3 Hayes Stakes (1400m) and then the G1 Australian Guineas (1600m). He later placed against older gallopers including DISSIDENT, and beating CHAUTAUQUA, in the G1 All Aged Stakes.

The most important thing in a horse is to have speed.” Gai Waterhouse reflected. “He was the fastest yearling I had and then the fastest two year-old. Speed is something they have to have … and he has it.

Out of the blue hen mare La Bamba who has also produced Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint champion Inspiration and stakes-winners Lucky Unicorn and Provence, Wandjina retired to Newgate Farm. Of his first crop who are now three-year-olds, 27 are winners. It was pleasing to see Mamaragan score in the Group 2 Schweppes Skyline Stakes (1200m) at Randwick in early March. He gave his Newgate Farm based sire a very important first stakes-winner, and what looks to be his first Golden Slipper runner in a few weeks time.

His crop also includes three stakes-performers:

  • Grand Scholar (1st MVRC Ranvet Hcp, Opus Group Hcp, 2nd MRC Vale Redoute’s Choice Stakes, L 3rd VRC Maribyrnong Trial Stakes, LR)
  • Express Pass (3rd VRC Danehill Stakes, G2, MRC Vale Redoute’s Choice S., LR)
  • Deep Chill (1st ATC Sledmere Stud Maiden 2YO P., 3rd ATC Canonbury S., G3)

This is the first foal of Our Matilda who raced just twice. She won over 1000m on debut which is a fine achievement by any horse, let along one by High Chaparral.

Her dam was Hennessy Waltz, winner of the Listed AJC Angst Handicap at Randwick among her five victories. She also placed in the strong Group 3 Tesio Stakes at Moonee Valley and two Listed events in NSW.

In addition to producing Our Matilda, Hennessy Waltz also produced BRING A RING, winner of four races including one at stakes level in Adelaide. Her other four foals are all winners.

When you also consider that Our Matilda’s second dam, Painted Blue, produced seven winners from eight runners, this is a good producing family.

2018 Our Matilda Ped

Being out of a mare by High Chaparral will likely add some stamina. But note that of the 16 Southern Hemisphere stakes-wins by horses out of mares by High Chaparral, 12 of them were recorded at distances of 1600m or less. Including Suavito.

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Price: $1780
  • Inclusions: GST, 12 months insurance and all costs to 30-Jun-2020