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Baguette (horse)

Baguette was a notable Australian bred Thoroughbred racehorse that was the first winner of the Two Year Old Triple Crown, including 14 Principal Races and then was a good sire. A son of Rego from the Star Kingdom mare Dark Jewel, he was trained by Fil Allotta at Randwick.

Some of his major race victories include the 1970 STC Golden Slipper Stakes, 1970 AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes, 1970 AJC Champagne Stakes and the 1971 VRC Newmarket Handicap.

A consistent performer, Baguette, won all of his seven starts in his two-year old season and only once finished worse the third in his first 23 races when fourth in the 1970 STC Hill Stakes.

Retired to stud at the famous Kia Ora Stud at Scone in New South Wales he stood alongside Gunsynd. Baguette's progeny included the winner of the 1980 STC Golden Slipper Stakes, Dark Eclipse, the stakes winners Hit It Benny, Romantic Dream and the 1981 STC Todman Slipper Trial winner, Crown Jester who went on to himself sire a Golden Slipper winner and influential sire in Rory's Jester. During his stud career Baguette sired 18 stakeswinners with 35 stakeswins.[1]

Baguette died at the stud on 1 January 1984 after suffering a massive haemorrhage.[2]

Contents

Race Record

31 starts - 15 wins, 7 seconds, 4 thirds

Prizemoney

A$195,200

Major Wins

Baguette won the following major races:

  • 1969 AJC Breeders’ Plate (5f)
  • 1969 STC Silver Slipper Stakes (4½f)
  • 1969 VRC Maribyrnong Plate (5f)
  • 1970 STC Golden Slipper Stakes (6f)
  • 1970 AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes (7f)
  • 1970 AJC Champagne Stakes (6f)
  • 1970 AJC Hobartville Stakes (7f)
  • 1971 VRC Newmarket Handicap (6f)
  • 1971 BATC Doomben 10,000 (6¾f)
  • 1971 STC Canterbury Stakes (6f)
  • 1971 STC Hill Stakes (8½f)
  • 1971 AJC George Main Stakes (1m)

See also

References

  1. Baguette Retrieved on 5 June 2009
  2. ASB - Baguette Retrieved on 6 June 2009




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