Lynward Park owners Ted and Marilyn van Heemst celebrated a double on Saturday and their up-and-coming stallion Alfred Nobel sired another winner on the Belmont Classic card.
The van Heemsts stand Alfred Nobel (Ire) at Bullsbrook and his latest winner Black Dynamite completed a hat-trick in the Terrace Restaurant Hcp (1000m) clocking 58.15s. “We call him ‘The Beast’ at home,” trainer Brian Kersley revealed. “He loves to chase and is learning how to put them to bed. That will help when he steps up against better opposition.
“The 1000 metres today didn’t suit but we didn’t have any other options. He’s doing a sensational job and its was an amazing ride by Jarrad (Noske) to save all that ground on the fence.”
Black Dynamite (3g Alfred Nobel – Beersheba Belle by Charge Forward) was bred and sold by Siobhan Campbell and owns a successful Bellbridge Park pedigree that includes Group 1 winners Rogan Josh and Machine Gun Tom.
He was purchased by Peter Reeves and Loloma Farms owner Kelly Everett for $20,000 at the 2014 Perth Magic Millions and has now earned $245,600 including $80,000 in Westspeed bonuses.
Alfred Nobel is a Top 10 stallion on the Australian second-season premiership with 15 winners of $1.32 million. He stands for a $4,950 (inc gst) fee at Lynward Park.
The van Heemst family’s red and green colours were also in the frame with the Grant Williams trained gallopers I’m Feeling Lucky and Cronkite.
I’m Feeling Lucky is from the penultimate crop of champion sire Bletchley Park (Ire) who was based at Lynward Park from 2001 until his death in April 2011. Cronkite is a son of Trade Fair (GB) and he stands at Alwyn Park Stud in association with Lynward Park.