Her UK-bred father, a son of Westmead Hawk, now stands at stud in Queensland at eight years of age.
The black dog was a Group 1 winner and track record holder overseas and has 40 litters on the ground in Australia. Trained by Geoffrey Uhrhane, Heidi Benz began beautifully from box three and went straight to the early lead, with the favourite Crazy Sexy (box one) slipping into second position behind the front runner-around the first turn.
Out on the bunny the white-and-brindle bitch never put a paw wrong throughout the race, leading all the way to defeat Tony Brett’s Crazy Sexy by one-and-three-quarter lengths in 30.83. Heidi Benz went into the event having won her heat on February 7 in a handy 30.91 before finishing second in her semi-final last Saturday behind Norm The Storm.
She now has a whopping $42,440 in prizemoney earnings to her name – not bad for a bitch with just five career starts. She adds her name to an honour roll littered with some fantastic former stars of the track such as Reliability (1996), Token Prince (1997), Just The Best (1999), and High Earner (2009).
2015 Group 2 Vince Curry full results
1st: Heidi Benz (box three) – Geoffrey Uhrhane
2nd: Crazy Sexy (box one) – Tony Brett
3rd: Unaffordable (box four) – Adam Hines
4th: Norm The Storm (box eight) – Mathew Reid
5th: Got A Brother (box five) – Dianna Buxton
6th: Our Beach Girl (box two) – Michael Geraghty
7th: For Luck (box seven) – Michael Boody
8th: Okavango (box six) – Mathew Reid
Margins: 1 3/4 x 1 1/2
1st Split: 5.46
2nd Split: 13.24
Run Home: 12.13
Scratchings: Houso Delight (1st Reserve)