Second Win for Blue Blood Shamus Award
As a half-sister by Shamus Award to Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign there has always been a lot of interest in this talented filly, who took another big step forward with an impressive win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Trained by Bjorn Baker, Rosina Kojonup has always shown above average ability at the trials and broke her maiden last start at Hawkesbury in impressive style.
Backing up in this Benchmark 70 event over 1100 metres , she led all the way and cruised home to win by more than two lengths.
A $425,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Yarraman Park draft for Attunga Stud/ Blandford Bloodstock, Rosina Kojonup is the third winner from three foals to race from Courgette, a metro winning Charge Forward mare, whose grand-dam is Group II winner Sunshine Sally.
Courgette’s other two winners are Champion 2YO Filly and $3million earner She Will Reign, who also won the Group I MVRC Moir Stakes to go alongside her Group I win in the ATC Golden Slipper, and this season’s undefeated two year-old Time to Reign.
Courgette changed hands at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale earlier this year fetching $2.1 million when bought by E Thoroughbreds with a positive test to I Am Invincible on a late service date. Her current yearling is a filly by Time for War.
Rosina Kojonup is one of 13 winners this season for Widden Stud’s Cox Plate winner Shamus Award, who has had a good run through the spring.
Shamus Award stands at a fee of $11,000.