Widden Graduates Shine in Cup Week

 In 2014

If Cup Week is the greatest week of racing in Australia then Widden Stud can be well pleased to see our graduates hitting the heights and bringing joy and financial success to their many happy owners.

The following list of stakes-winners and stakes performers all have a connection to Widden, either carrying the famed JT2 brand of the valley of champions or having been prepared for sale and sold by Widden.

Widden Stars in Cup Week

JT2 – Bonaria – 1st Myer Classic Gr1
JT2 – Hucklebuck – 1st Emirates Stakes Gr1
JT2 & Sold – Atmospherical – 1st Dilmah Tea Stakes (L)
JT2 & Sold – Stratum Star – 2nd Carbine Club Stakes Gr2
Sold – Driefontein – 2nd TAB Stakes Gr2
JT2 & Sold – Thurlow – 2nd Emirates Airline Plate Gr3
JT2 & Sold – Shamal Wind – 3rd G.H Mumm Stakes Gr3
Sold – Tawteen – 3rd Gucci Stakes Gr3
JT2 & Sold – Straight Gold – 3rd Dilmah Tea Stakes (L)
JT2 – Fast N Rocking – 3rd $100k Emirates Airline Hcp
JT2 & Sold – Reigning Meteor 4th $100k Flemington Sprint.

We congratulate all on their success!

Bonaria was bred and retained to race by Robert and Deb Anderson giving them their very first Group I success in the VRC Myer Classic, while Hucklebuck, winner of the VRC Emirates Stakes was bred by Terry Board.

Foaled and raised at Widden, Bonaria is the third stakes-winner from 21 year-old Decidity, who is still at Widden.

Hucklebuck as a foal

Hucklebuck as a foal

She produced a colt by Stratum this spring, is booked to visit Sebring and has a lovely two year-old filly by Stratum that was also retained by the Anderson’s and is headed to Bonaria’s trainer Pat Hyland.

Hucklebuck was born at Widden and is pictured here, a strong athletic baby that enjoyed his early life with us before departing to be readied for the Adelaide Magic Millions by SA based Squillani Park.

Bred and sold by Widden is Atmospherical, who is the third stakes-winner from outstanding producer Faster Pussycat joining Gai’s Choice and Peron.

A stakes-placed daughter of Flying Spur, Faster Pussycat has a yearling filly by Sepoy and foaled a lovely More Than Ready (USA) filly this spring.