Happy Galaxy continued his march through racing’s grades with an effortless win in Saturday’s listed Zeditave Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
In a small field of four, Happy Galaxy proved he was a star on the rise with a strong all the way win where he proved two and three quarter lengths too good.
His rivals never gave him a worry with proven stakes winner Rusambo the best of them. While Wakeel nosed out the other runner Timely Truce for third.
After originally kicking away his career in Victoria, Happy Galaxy was having his first start in the southern city after a successful stint in Sydney for co-trainers Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes.
The son of Nadeem had won his previous two starts at Rosehill. His most recent on January 12 he smashed his rivals by four lengths.
Winning rider Dwayne Dunn was suitably impressed by the performance of the highly talented three-year-old.
“He’s still a bit of a kid,” Dunn said after the win.
“But he’s got plenty of ability and a lot to look forward to,” Dunn added.
Happy Galaxy was sold twice by Magic Millions. He was first offered by his breeder, Evergreen Stud Farm, at the 2011 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale where he was purchased for $120,000 by Magic Millions as agent.
He was there prepared for that October’s Magic Millions National Horses in Training Sale by Washpool Lodge – the same team that produced Melbourne Cup star Shocking and Macau champion Viva Pronto.
At the Gold Coast in October, 2011 he attracted the attention of Macau based brothers Nicholas and James Moore, and flanked by their trainer father Gary they went to $220,000 to secure the prized colt.
The Moores purchased the likely prospect for their client, Chinese based businessman Ye Hanqiang.
As it stands Happy Galaxy boasts the impressive record of four wins and two placings and a fourth from his seven lifetime starts.
His earnings have already raced to $167,400 and that figure looks set to grow markedly during 2013.
The seventh stakes winner for Redoute’s Choice’s Blue Diamond Stakes winning son Nadeem, Happy Galaxy is a well bred colt.
He is one of two winners, from two to race, for the three time winning and Sydney performed King’s Best mare Seven Stars.
A daughter of the Coolmore Classic winner Porto Roca, Seven Stars is a half sister to the Dubai World Cup winner Monterosso.
Porto Roca in turn is a half sister to New Zealand Group One winner Bluebird the Word as well as the dam of current day Aussie stakes winners We’re Gonna Rock and Crack a Roadie.
Winner: Happy Galaxy
Breeding: Nadeem-Seven Stars (King’s Best)
Race: MRC Zeditave Stakes LR (1200m)
Sold for: $120,000
Sale: 2011 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale
Vendor: Evergreen Stud Farm
Buyer: Magic Millions as agent
Sold for: $220,000
Sale: 2011 Magic Millions National Horses in Training Sale
Vendor: Washpool Lodge
Buyer: N & J Moore Bloodstock
Owner(s): H Ye
Trainer: Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes (Flemington)