Debut Winner for Shamus Award
Widden Stud’s Cox Plate winner Shamus Award featured at the Gold Coast on Wednesday with an impressive debut winner in Malahide.
Trained at the track by Michael Costa, Malahide was well fancied and made it look all too easy when skipping away to win the 1200 metre fillies and mares maiden by more than two lengths.
An $85,000 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale purchase for her trainer from the Tyreel Stud draft, Malahide is the first winner for Charge Forward mare Lady Millions, an unraced half-sister to Group III winner Karacatis and stakes-winner Shamillion.
Malahide is the sixth winner (one in the Philippines) for Shamus Award, who stands at the affordable fee of $11,000 this spring.