Thoroughbred Breeders WA has amended the rule for the inclusion of former interstate and international tried stallions in the WA Sires’ tables that are published on the TBWA website every week.

At last month’s committee meeting, TBWA brought the date forward for inclusion to coincide with the stallion’s first season at stud in WA.  It had previously been when their first locally-bred 2YOs started racing and that rule remains the time-line to be eligible for WA Sires’ Premierships.

As from next Monday, 22 January, former Hunter Valley stallions Shooting To Win (Oakland Park) and Manhattan Rain (Geisel Park) will appear on the TBWA ladders.  They arrived here in 2022 so won’t qualify for WA Sires’ Premierships until 2025-26.

Shooting To Win will sit second behind Playing God on the WA table next week and he has unearthed another potential money-spinner in Sydney named La Freccia. The John O’Shea-trained filly (pictured) accelerated to win her maiden pulling up from Miss Chenery (Justify) at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

“She got the job done easily under Nash (Rawiller),” O’Shea said.  “She keeps improving and it was also an easy watch for favourite backers.”

La Freccia (3f Shooting to Win – Choice by Mastercraftsman) was purchased for $175,000 by Taranaki Bloodstock at the 2022 NZB 2YO Sale.  Her dam had won the G3 Eulogy Stakes (1600m) at Awapuni in 2014.