Proisir continues to carve his rising star status into the Australian stallion scene, with resident Rich Hill Stud picking up a signature 3-year-old race double at Rosehill Gardens on March 25, marked by victory resounding victory for his daughter power in Vinery Stud Stakes (G1).
Success for Prowess trained by Roger James and Robert Wellwood, who took a three-quarter stretch win straight down the center of Rosehill, ensured Proisir’s tenth success in Group 1 as a sire. from five group 1 winners, while less than three hours earlier Tapildoodledo had awarded the winner’s stallion the 12th individual bet on winning the Tulloch (G2) Bet with an outside spike .
Knocked out of favorite runners-up AU$2.15 to make it into the first and coveted Australian group 1, Prowess took the lead under Mark Zahra with a 200-meter run, overhauling the front runner. Choose your soul and the overall runner-up Pavitrawith victory never in doubt from the moment she loomed over the shoulders of her striding rivals.
Win the Golden Sandal (G1) fire burns showed a closer look at her ability to take third place as the best of the five splits on the finish line.
Prowess co-coach James, who has brought the total of Australia’s Group 1 winners, on his own or in partnership with Wellwood, to six, believes the chubby guy is the best of the bunch. talents he has trained in his established career.
“I could wait 40 years for this. She’s special,” James said. “She does things that I don’t have any other horse can do and I’ve been very lucky.
“I won this race with Sixty Seconds, but this girl does special things. I thought for a long time that she might be the best I’ve trained. She’s a superstar, this dirty girl.”
Despite having qualified for the Australian Oaks (G1) in Randwick on 8 April, Prowess will return to New Zealand, but it won’t be the last time the chubby star has been seen on Australian soil, with James are plotting to get even richer in Tasman next season.
“The world is her oyster. It’s not silly, there’s a lot of money to be had as an old horse in Australia and she’s had a pretty successful season,” he said.
“She’s been to the South Island and back, she’s still learning her game. We’re going to go home and enjoy what we just saw and we can plan from there.”
Zahra, riding Prowess for the first time, was given the right to go due to the suspension of champion driver James McDonald.
“I was able to sit up and enjoy group 1,” Zahra said. “Sorry J Mac, but he’s got close to 100 (group 1 win) and another 100 is coming next year so I’ll take one.”
Prowess, who had a bid of AU$230,000 when bought by her trainers, was one of four winners from four runners and the only bet winner among Donna Marie, herself. is a mare from 12 starts. She was bred and sold by Mark Baker’s Hallmark Stud at the 2021 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale.
Australian wins for Prowess—the last starting winner of the Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (G1) in her home country—and Kerry Taplin trains Tapildoodledofurther emphasized that this is a special season for Proisir, led by his 3-year-old crop.
“HE IS A CLASSROOM!”
Kiwi’s stout prowess is at its best with a dominant win in Group 1 Vinery Stud’s Stakes! pic.twitter.com/fyW4oAST3B
– Racing in the sky (@SkyRacingAU) March 25, 2023