May 19, 2017BlueBlood Winner for Newhaven Park
May 8 – Newhaven Park tasted success at Newcastle on Saturday with their promising homebred Redoute’s Choice filly Hittite, whose two year-old full sister Mintha gained some valuable Black Type in Adelaide.
Now with James Cummings after initially starting her career with Chris Waller, three year-old Hittite was strong to the line to win the 1400 metre maiden by a neck at her second run back from a spell.
Hittite is the third winner for Encosta de Lago mare Hades, whose two year-old daughter Mintha added some Black Type to the family when finishing third in the Listed SAJC Queen Adelaide Stakes on Saturday.
Also by Redoute’s Choice, Mintha was sold at Magic Millions for $460,000 to McEvoy Mitchell Racing and has shown great promise in placing at her only two starts to date.
A winning daughter of champion 2YO Hasna, Hades was bought as a yearling by Newhaven Park at Inglis Easter back in 2007 for $1.5 million.
A handy metropolitan winner on the track, she quickly made her mark at stud for Newhaven Park when producing a $1million colt by Redoute’s Choice to top the 2014 Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
Hades has not produced a foal since Mintha, but is currently in foal to Choisir, who enjoyed a stakes double at the Gold Coast on Saturday with Taking Aim and Religify.