Local WA Oaks Victory For Rock Pool

Local WA youngster ($4.20) proved too good in the final of the Schweppes WA Oaks at on Saturday night.

I'm Hot Property ($5.80) began well from out wide and led passed the post the first time from Rock Pool and Odessa Shiraz ($2.90) who both also jumped quickly.

Rock Pool and I'm Hot Property raced each other down the back straight where Rock Pool worked to a narrow lead.

I'm Hot Property finished well but the leader found something in the run to the line, going on to win well. Odessa Shiraz finished nicely grabbing third.

Margins were a length by a length and a quarter with the race time 30.49 a few lengths outside the race record of 30.22 set last year by Topline Doovee.

Rock Pool is by Where's Pedro out of Will You Behave who was owned by Damon Fardig who bred and owns Rock Pool. Will You Behave held the 642m at Cannington until recently and was trained in WA by who previously trained for Fardig.

All of the litter have been in outstanding form including her litter sister Black Velveteen who finish unplaced in the final. There is a second unraced litter to an imported sire and most of the pups were syndicated for around $100K last year on Greyhound Gossip. There stocks have risen after the Oaks win.

After the placed runners the field finished in the following order 4th Supreme Shiraz ($25.00), 5th Supreme Vision ($16.10), 6th Cara Bale ($3.70), 7th Black Velveteen ($53.40) and Ever Grace ($25.80).

Rock Pool is raced by Damon Fardig, and is trained by Ben Abercrombie of Banjup. She is a Black bitch whelped June 2008 by Where's Pedro from Will You Behave ( x Oh Behave). Rock Pool has won seven of her 11 starts and has been placed on one occasions with the $35,000 first prize for the Oaks it took her current stake earnings to $48,105.

The WA Oaks was first conducted as a feature in 1976 when won by Venus Ice it started as a Group 3 race and was elevated to Group 2 status in 2003 when a increase to prizemoney affected the change. below is the full honour roll.

WA Oaks Honour Roll

  • 1976 Venus Ice
  • 1977 Fashion Flo
  • 1978 Pisces Attack
  • 1979 Lunar Rose
  • 1980 Next In Line
  • 1981 Fiery Message
  • 1982 Orient Star
  • 1983 Candid Star
  • 1984 Repeat Design
  • 1985 Lady Kiwi
  • 1986 Pebbles
  • 1987 Sable Rose
  • 1988 Woofie's Wonder
  • 1989 Super Swinger
  • 1990 Zoila's Crown
  • 1991 Capobianca
  • 1992 Expected Riches
  • 1993 Sandameri
  • 1994 Sunshine Molly
  • 1995 Isn't She Lovely
  • 1996 Cherry Kongwak
  • 1997 Billy's Echo
  • 1998 Balance Sheet
  • 1999 Roxy Reason
  • 2000 Antiki Bale
  • 2001 Grace's Choice
  • 2002 Macbeth's Image
  • 2003 Dance Portrait
  • 2004 Kola's Pride
  • 2005 Estella
  • 2006 Leprechaun Kate
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009 Topline Doovee
  • 2010 Rock Pool
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