Amelia Park’s Group 1 winner Amelia’s Jewel was a key element in the Vasse stud topping the WA Breeders’ table in 2022-23.
Guaranteed to be named WA Racehorse of the Year, Amelia’s Jewel was bred by Amelia Park owner Peter Walsh using a southern cover to Siyouni (Fr) over his 2018 Tattersalls July Sale buy Bumbasina (Ire).
She commenced last season with an odds-on victory in the LR Belgravia Stakes (1200m) before losing her unbeaten record behind Laced Up Heels (Toronado) in the LR Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on Melbourne Cup Day.
Back in the groove winning the G2 WA Guineas (1600m), Amelia’s Jewel was trained to the minute for a triumphant victory in Perth’s signature Group 1 Northerly Stakes (1800m) in December.
She returned for a short autumn campaign starting with another waltz at weight-for-age in the G3 Roma Cup (1100m) prior to looking the best of good things beaten in the $4 million The Quokka (1200m).
Amelia’s Jewel pictured as a foal with Bumbasina at Segenhoe Stud in August 2019
Amelia Park’s other black-type bred winner was the Dan Morton-trained filly She’s Fit (Pride Of Dubai) in the LR Natasha Stakes (2200m) and G3 WA Oaks (2400m). She was bred by Walsh in partnership Brian Bradley and John Cipriani.
Amelia’s Jewel is back in work and pleasing trainer Simon Miller ahead a new-season return in the G2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on September 16.
There was more good news on the weekend when Bumbasina foaled a full-brother to the star mare at Normandy-based Haras du Buff. “He’s a neat, correct colt and is virtually the same as Amelia’s Jewel,” Walsh told The West Australian. “Bumbasina will now go back to Siyouni for another southern cover.”