Star Thoroughbreds
| | | | | |

LILAKAI secures her first win at her second race start

2018-05-03 (Latest News) 
The blinkers might well have done the job! When Chris elected to send our 3 year old filly LILAKAI to his Gold Coast stable some weeks ago, he felt the local competition would be very beneficial to the filly to enable her to gain not only valuable race experience, but hopefully it would also give her the chance to notch up a win (or maybe even a few) in the area. As is the case all the time his thinking was accurate, with the daughter of Al Maher winning the 1,625 metres maiden at Toowoomba yesterday in what was programmed as a metropolitan class meeting at only her 2nd race start. Blinkers had been applied for yesterday's race and they made a significant difference to her concentration level.
 
After beginning well LILAKAI found herself in the perfect spot in the run; one pair behind the leaders on the rail in a race which was run at a genuine tempo. The filly peeled into a 3 wide position just before straightening and challenged for the lead shortly thereafter. In a solid performance LILAKAI surged to the line in the concluding stages of the race to win by half a length. Thanks to Chris and his Gold Coast stable team for a grand job to get LILAKAI into the winner's circle so soon into her race career and to "the master" Robbie Fradd for one of his now trademark very strong rides once again.
 
Congratulations to the winning LILAKAI owners Ray Aurisch, Helen Aurisch, Barry Johnston, Terri Johnston, Steven McKenzie, Wendy Smith, Ian Dix, Margaret Wood, Robert Castle, Shirley Drew, Matthew Reynolds, Mark Ryder, Mark Bergersen, Boeara Holdings (Manager: Denise Dunphy), Derek Robinson, Marcus Taylor.

FIESTA wins the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes 2018-08-20

A Strike Rate To Dream About 2018-08-02

TRAFALGAR rewards his patient owners with a very good win 2018-07-26

Our Group 1 winning mare FOXPLAY  2018-07-13

INHERIT wins on debut at Newcastle 2018-07-09

ASTERIUS wins in eye catching style at Rosehill Gardens 2018-07-02

A Star Double on Saturday  2018-06-18

That was a good weekend! 2018-06-13

The Month of May... 2018-06-04

SEAWAY (NZ) returns to the winner's circle  2018-05-03

TWILIGHTER (NZ) relishes the step up in distance and wins 2018-04-24

REVOLVER wins in determined fashion at Newcastle 2018-04-16

VELADERO resumes with an excellent win at Warwick Farm  2018-04-12

VELOCITA resumes with an impressive win on Easter Monday 2018-04-04

CELLARMAN wins the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude 2018-04-03







Photos courtesy of Trackside Photography