Tom Salutes in Singapore


22 January 2013

Darci Brahma continued a great weekend ahead of the National Yearling Sale Series at Karaka (starting Monday 28 January) when Tom won for the formidable Laurie Laxon & Joao Moreira combination at Kranji on Sunday evening.

Needing the length of the straight and Joao to be at his very best to get past the brave Bruce Marsh trained Trudeau, Tom (ex Boito Belle) made it win number five from just sixteen starts in Singapore.

Purchased by Laurie Laxon from New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2010 Ready to Run Sale for $80,000, he has now returned close to S$230,000 to his owners, Oscar Racing Stable.

Bred by Peter and Philip Vela, Tom is out of the unraced Centaine mare Boito Belle. She in turn is out of the McGinty mare Kirin Belle and a half-sister to Group 2 Queensland Guineas winner Winning Belle (Zabeel) and Group 3 Taranaki Cup winner Our Ella Belle (Encosta de Lago).

Boito Belle foaled a bay filly by Darci Brahma this spring that will be retained by the stud and has returned to Darci Brahma this spring, who last Saturday sired the Group 2 Little Avondale Stud Challenge Wakefield Stakes winner Recite.

This promising filly bred and raced by The Oaks Stud where Darci Brahma stands is unbeaten in two starts and will now head to the Group 2 Matamata Breeders Stakes.

It was Darci Brahma’s seventh stakes winner and he currently sits in second place on the 2YO Premiership, behind Tale of the Cat, and is fourth on the General Sires Premiership.

Darci Brahma will be represented by 23 yearlings in the Premier Sale and another 21 yearlings in the Select Sale.

To check out the Pencarrow draft for Karaka 2013 click here.