Two runners in the Group 3 Vain Stakes at Caulfield
A big day at Caulfield for WA’s Oakland Park Stud
This Saturday will be an exciting day for Neville and Susan Duncan’s Oakland Park Stud when two Oakland Park bred three-year-old’s compete in the Group 3 Vain Stakes at Caulfield.
They will be represented by the unbeaten colt and pre-race favourite Juke Box a son of Snitzel out of the Oakland Park’s black type winning Rory’s Jester mare Jestatune.
Juke Box won both of his two-year-old race starts, and was one of the favourites for the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes last season but could not take his place in the race due to lameness.
At the time trainer Ciaron Maher said, “He’s always been our benchmark two-year-old, he’s very professional and very natural.’’
Oakland Park sold Jukebox at the Melbourne 2016 Inglis Premier sale for $200,000, which now looks to be a bargain buy for connections. Three of the Duncan’s children, Scott, Josh and Kate share in the ownership.
Juke Box is the fourth of five progeny of Jestatune to race, and all are race winners. She has a weanling on the ground by Champion stallion Not A Single Doubt.
Their second runner is the 2016 Melbourne Inglis Premier sales topping Ducimus, who was sold for $700,000.
Ducimus also won his first two race starts which included the Listed Talindert Stakes (1100m) at Flemington as a two-year-old and then ran second in the Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill.
He is a half-brother to the Oakland Park-bred stakes winner Lite’n In My Veins (G3 Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic) and stakes-placed 3yo Where’s Wally.
The Duncan’s bought their dam Beauty World (Danehill Dancer) for $50,000 at the 2012 Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale. She is also the dam of eastern seaboard stakes winners Hi World (G3 Frank Packer Plate) and Loveyamadly (LR Abell Stakes) and the Group I placed American Crew
Beauty World had a Sepoy filly last spring and is now in foal to Written Tycoon.