While sports enthusiasts were focusing on the Tour De France finale in Paris on the weekend, Woodside Park Stud’s stallion, Foxwedge undertook a Tour De Oz by clocking up five winners for the weekend all over the Australian continent.
Highlighted by two city winners last Saturday, the flyweight mare, Foxy Housewife (Foxwedge-Household (Chester House)) turned her form around with a change of trainers to be victorious in the competitive ATC Pro It Handicap over 1350m at Rosehill for Joseph Pride.
While Freddie Fox Trot (Foxwedge-Tamieka (Viscount)) took out the Brisbane Racing Club’s Jobcoach Plate over 1200m in a hard-won battle down the straight. Well-deserved for the 4YO gelding, having come off a solid run for third in the Ramornie Handicap at Grafton for trainer Les Kelly.
Additionally, the fillies, Alotafox (Foxwedge-Ultima Carta (Choisir)) and Hibiscus Lady (Foxwedge-Mondeuse (New Approach)) added 1000m sprint wins to their regional record.
Finally, on Sunday in Tasmania the 5YO son of Foxwedge, Cunning Fox, secured the Devonport RC Goodstone Group Handicap over 1650m for trainer John Blacker. From the Chilean mare Lady Cat (Sir Cat), who produced the ATC Breeders Plate winner Law, the gelding dominated the field from the turn, going on to win by over three lengths in a galloping lesson with Froggy Newitt aboard.
Foxwedge now tallies 96 winners for the season, boosted strongly with 29 victors in the month of July alone. With four city winners in Australia, he also achieved international successes in the UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Sweden, Singapore and the USA.
“With the number of winners close to 100, Foxwedge is sitting comfortably in the top 20 Australian stallions as the season draws to a close. Considering his oldest crop are only 5YO, and stands at a very affordable fee, he is an attractive option for any shrewd private or commercial breeder,” James Price, Woodside Park Stud, General Manager Commercial.
Incredible value, Foxwedge is a proven three-time G1 producing son of champion sire Fastnet Rock and stands at Woodside Park Stud this spring at a fee of $16,500 inc GST.