Widden First Four in Randwick 2YO
Widden Stud stallions sired the first four home in the open juvenile event at Randwick on Saturday, the 1200 metre dash won by Sebring filly Lipizzan, a $120,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Laurel Oak Bloodstock from the Newhaven Park draft.
A brave second in the Listed Woodlands Stud Stakes at Scone when resuming from a spell, Lipizzan won her next start at Canterbury before chasing home classy filly Champagne Cuddles on June 10.
With race fitness on her side and a good gate, the Garry Portelli trained filly proved too strong for the favourite Last Starfighter (Star Witness) when cruising clear to win by nearly three lengths.
Three lengths further back were Star Galaxy (Star Witness) and Music Addition (Your Song) finishing third and fourth.
With two wins and four placings from six starts, Lipizzan has already won over $165,000 for her large group of Laurel Oak Bloodstock owners.
Lipizzan was bred by Laurel Oak in partnership and is the first winner for Absolutely Flying, a Commands three-quarter sister to Group III winner Camporella.
She is one 14 two year-old winners for Sebring this season, the Golden Slipper winner set to cover another outstanding book of mares at Widden this spring at a fee of $66,000.