After Eurack’s brilliant second win at Sandown, the racing community is starting to get excited about how good this filly may be.
Eased down on the line, with a clear four-length margin, the dominant victory gave Eurack a chance to show her talent against a city-class field.
And the stunning wins of the unbeaten John Drape bred filly couldn’t come at a better time for her sire, the former Hong Kong sprinter Oneworld.
Now owned by Stefan Seketa, the stallion son of Danehill Dancer has had fertility issues, but is being given a chance by one of Australia’s most experienced stallion farm operators.
Having left only nine live foals on the ground over four seasons, Oneworld is headed to historic Stockwell Thoroughbreds and will be managed by expert stud master Mike Becker.
“Off the back of the very promising filly, Eurack, we thought we would see what we could do. Stefan and I are fairly optimistic that the worst of his problems are behind him and that his fertility will improve,” Becker said.
“He raced until he was six, so he may just have had a post racing blockage, which is not uncommon.
“He has now had a good length of time away from racing, and the chance to genuinely let down. Time will be our judge, and we are looking forward to the challenge.”
Not expected to cover a large book of mares, Becker will focus on fine-tuning One World’s covering times and allow sufficient recovery. With professional management, Becker is confident that he can build Oneworld up to a respectable level of fertility.
“There have been some high-profile stallions who have overcome their breeding issues, giving us hope that things can be repaired. You have to be patient, work through the concerns and get a sound footing.”
Having already taken bookings from outside mares, Becker is conscious of the importance of being open and honest with communication so that the mare owners are completely aware of the challenges.
One World (Danehill Dancer) won $2.26 million in prize money, with a Group 2 victory in the Jockey Club Sprint at Sha Tin, dead-heating with Rocket Man and defeating Sacred Kingdom.
He notably placed in nine stakes races, including dual Group 1s, the Golden Shaheen in Dubai and the Hong Kong International Sprint.
One World is out of the Hurricane Sky dam River Serenade, who produced the high-class sprinter First Command. She is a sister to the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate winner River Dove, the dam of Headwater (Exceed and Excel) and a half-sister to the stakes placed River Crossing, the dam of the high-class sprinter Kulgrinda (Exceed and Excel).
“He is an extremely handsome, beautifully balanced horse and his temperament is extraordinary, he has been a delight to have around the place. We are looking forward to working with him, and it’s going to be an interesting ride,” Becker said.
One World’s service fee is on application. Contact Mike Becker for more information on 0412 538 155.
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