Bargain Buy Caribbea Shines At Bendigo

Progressive filly Caribbea looked a city winner in the making when she scored an impressive win at Bendigo today.

A member of the red hot Mick Kent stable, Caribbea cruised home to beat her rivals by a widening two length margin in the 1000 metre contest in an eye catching performance.

Twice a bargain buy of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sales Complex, Caribbea made it two wins from five runs when she cruised to victory.

Originally sold for $2,000 from the Oaklands Stud draft at the 2009 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Caribbea was then sold by renowned Queensland horseman Neil Strong for $8,000 at the National Horses in Training Sale when purchased by Cameron Cooke.

Yet to miss a place in five runs, Caribbea has already earned her connections over $30,000 and that looks certain to grow in the coming weeks and months.

“It had been a while between runs,” winning rider Adam McCabe said. “She’s has had her share of problems but Mick has done a good job with her.”

“She settled well in the run with the good speed and the picked them off and won well,” McCabe added.

Caribbea, a daughter of former outstanding juvenile galloper Happy Giggle, is one of two winners, from two to race for the 1000 metre winner Bermuda Rose.

A daughter of influential broodmare sire Last Tycoon, Bermuda Rose is also the dam of Some Call Me Tim – a full brother to Caribbea who is a multiple city winner in Adelaide.

Like her first dam, Caribbea’s second and third dam were both good winners. Third dam Gold Spot, by Shahram, was a stakes winner in New Zealand.