Father Patrick filly takes out Kentucky Sire Stakes Final
The Jimmy Takter trained Whispering Oaks was a decisive winner of the $250,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes Final for 2YO Trotting Fillies at The Red Mile on September 16.
Coming off second placings in all three of her KYSS elimination divisions, this time round the classy daughter of Father Patrick blazed to the lead from post eight, handed up at the quarter pole, then out-gunned the leader and race favourite,Taylor Swiftly, late in the straight to score by a length in a career best time of 1:54. Watch replay.
Already the New Jersey Sire Stakes champion, Whispering Oaks is the now winner of three races and $224,574 in stakes earnings.
A $100,000 Lexington Select purchase, Whispering Oaks is the first foal of the stakes race placed Muscles Yankee mare Vintage Oaks, who is a half sister to three $250,000 earners in Ralph R, The Only One, and O Narutac Perfecto.
Father Patrick also sired the winner of the $50,000 KYSS Consolation for 2YO Trotting Fillies, with the beautifully bred Mother Teresa breaking through for her maiden win earlier in the evening in a smart mile rate of 1:55.4.
The regally bred youngster is out of a world champion, stakes race winning three-quarter sister to the Hambletonian winner Trixton - Highscore Kemp, making her second dam the former Canadian Horse of the Year Emilie Cas El and her third dam the great trotting matriarch Amour Angus.
Father Patrick is attracting a great book of mares on both sides of the Tasman this season, and those still wanting a booking should get in touch with the Nevele R office to avoid missing out.