Diamond Creek Farm Classic Great Result For Sponsor

Diamond Creek Farm Classic Great Result For Sponsor

Bruce Stewart

8th May 2021

The running of the Diamond Creek Farm Two Year Old Classic provided a perfect result for its sponsor.

Southland trained You’re So Fine in the hands of Nathan Williamson won the Group Two feature, beating Franco Indie by two lengths with another five lengths back to third         placegetter Cantfindabettorman. Both You’re So Fine and Franco Indie were sired by Diamond Creek Farm stallion Always B Miki.

You’re So Fine

“Diamond Creek Farm and Always B Miki syndicate partners are thrilled with his success both domestically and internationally. In the US, he currently sits at number two (in the stallion list) behind the late, great Somebeachsomewhere in 3 year old earnings,”said Diamond Creek Farm representative Shaun Laungani.

In America last weekend Always B Miki’s gelded son Southwind Gendry, won the first leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes in 1:49.4.

“We anxiously anticipate the campaign of Southwind Gendry and undefeated Breeders Crown Champion and Two Year Old Pacing Colt of the Year, Perfect Sting. With great early results in New Zealand and Australia coupled with the return of some of the top young pacers from last year, the future for Always B Miki is extremely bright.”

Diamond Creek Farm also owns the sire of the third place getter Cantfindabettorman (by Sweet Lou).

This season’s edition drew the biggest field in the race’s short history with ten runners facing the starter. This was the first time a Southland trained horse has won the Group Two feature and a record number of Southland trained horse (5) fronted up.

The winning time of 2-39.6 (1-56.7 mile rate) was a race, track, Southland and New Zealand record.

You’re So Fine was purchased by Ryal Bush trainer Brett Gray at the New Zealand Standardbred Sales in Christchurch for the MCC syndicate for $14,000.

The Diamond Creek Farm Two Year Old Classic was initiated by Southern Bred Southern Reared. This year was the sixth running of the race and this year’s stake of $50,000 was the largest staked race in the province this season.

The race was also popular with punters who wagered $126,253 on the race. The only race with a higher turnover was the Southland Oaks which recorded $147,527. Diamonds Day total turnover was $1,155,284.