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Get involved in a lease with Andrew Hawkins Racing!

June 9, 2011

Watching last weekend’s Queensland Oaks, it is hard to imagine what owner Max Whitby must have been thinking as his filly Scarlett Lady (yes, Scarlett, not Crafty Lady) streaked away from the pack.

She is the latest in a long line of New Zealand bred fillies who have dominated the classics this season – the likes of Brazilian Pulse, Shamrocker and Lights of Heaven immediately spring to mind.

So what would it be like to own an Oaks filly?

Andrew Hawkins Racing is currently living the dream by leasing a filly we hope will get her chance in an Oaks in the 2011-2012 racing season.

The filly, almost three, will be trained by two of Australasia’s best staying trainers.

She will be trained by Murray Baker at Cambridge in New Zealand before (hopefully) joining Murray’s son Bjorn at Warwick Farm in Sydney.

The filly is definitely bred to get a trip.

Her sire is O’Reilly, who has produced the likes of AJC Australian Derby winner Shamrocker, Caulfield Cup winner Master O’Reilly, Perth Cup winner Guyno, Caulfield Cup placegetter Vigor and Waikato Cup winner Kerry O’Reilly.

This is the first foal of the dam, who raced in France.

Her sire Mark of Esteem has had good success as a broodmare sire, with the likes of English St Leger runner up Kite Wood, Queen’s Vase winner Mikhail Glinka, Pride Stakes winner Crystal Capella and last Saturday’s Epsom Derby runner up Treasure Beach all featuring the son of Darshaan as their damsire.

On pedigree, she should stay and she will be aimed at a race like the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m).

By leasing, we will get all ownership privileges until the end of her five year old season (so until July 31, 2014).

However, economically, it is a smarter option – especially for younger people like me who don’t have the finances to afford an expensive share in a horse.

While the majority of the lease has been filled, we are after some people who want to have a bit of fun – we have a great group of people already involved.

If you are interested, send me an email at and I can give you plenty more information.

Whether it is 1% or 10%, join us on what will be one incredible ride!

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