Power posts his first winner in New Zealand
Power posts his first winner in New Zealand By Martin Stevens 12:27PM 4 SEP 2016
COOLMORE shuttler Power became the first of this year's Australasian freshman sires to post a winner when his daughter Gift Of Power burned off her rivals to score in a 4f maiden at Wanganui in New Zealand on Saturday.
The Graeme and Debbie Rogerson-trained filly was also the first southern-hemisphere runner for the son of Oasis Dream.
Power shuttles to Cambridge Stud in New Zealand and the operation's supremo Sir Patrick Hogan bred Gift Of Power and retained a stake in her when she was sold for NZ$180,000 (£98,785/€117,700) as a yearling at Karaka this year.
Rogerson said after the race: "She's going to Cambridge Stud on Monday and Sir Patrick has got a paddock saved for her outside his bedroom window."
Plans call for Gift Of Power to run in the Wellesley Stakes next with the long-term plan for her to race in the valuable Karaka Million.
Gift Of Power is out of Capital Diamond, a daughter of Lucky Unicorn who finished third in the New Zealand 1,000 Guineas, and boasts as her fourth dam the great Eight Carat, producer of five Group 1 winners including Australian horse of the year Octagonal.
Power stands at Cambridge Stud at a fee of NZ$8,000 although the farm reported around a month ago that his book was already closed due to strong demand.
In the northern hemisphere he has supplied 14 winners including Peace Envoy, who struck in the Group 3 Anglesey Stakes.
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