First International Win

FEBRUARY 29/2020 records first international victory

MENANGLE, NSW — Girl From Oz granted its first international victory on February 29 when two-year-old pacing filly Girl From Oz captured her maiden win in the $50,000 Pink Bonnet Stakes at Club Menangle in Menangle, New South Wales (near Sydney, Australia).

Trainer Darren McCall piloted the daughter of Heston Blue Chip to a rousing half-length win in 1:55.6 at odds of 15-1. It was the filly’s second career start after finishing third in her career opener two weeks prior. is horse racing’s fastest growing fractional ownership operation and the largest harness racing stable in Canada.

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Anthony MacDonald purchased pacing fillies Girl From Oz and Rockindownunder at the Australian Pacing Gold Yearling Sale in Sydney, AUS in February 2019 at the tail end of a two-week speaking tour.

Rockindownunder (Warraawee Needy) has also shown early promise and was AE2 for the Pink Bonnet. She is campaigned by Robbie and Kerry Ann Morris of Lucky Lodge and makes her next start on Monday, March 1 at Bathurst Harness Racing Club.

Girl From Oz is owned by 16 people from four countries — including breeders Gwenda Murphy and John Pritchard. Rockindownunder is owned by 21 people from five countries.

The next stakes engagement for Girl From Oz is the Bathurst Gold Tiara (part of the Gold Crown Carnival) at Bathurst Harness Racing Club in late March.