Over a long period now, New Zealand bred horses have enjoyed great success in the major harness racing age and group classics in Western Australia.
Already this season in Western Australia, the New Zealand bred Three Blind Mice 1:56.7 ($161,891) has taken out the Western Australian Derby while the New Zealand bred filly Libertybelle Midfrew 1:56.1 ($261,267) was way too good in the West Australian Oaks.
Last night (Friday 18th July) at Gloucester Park in the $125,000 Premier Suzuki Golden Slipper for two year olds, it was the recent New Zealand import Beaudiene Boaz who reinforced that Kiwi dominance with a outstanding performance to win convincingly over all the best two year olds in Western Australia.
Wide early from barrier five and then checked by The Odd Lover, Gary Hall (Jnr)sent Beaudiene Boaz around to the death seat outside the leader Major Reality after 500 meters.
With a lap to go Gary Hall (Jnr) really applied some pressure to the leader with a 28.5 quarter down the back straight before shooting clear at the 400 for an emphatic victory.
Two New Zealand breds filled the minor placings with Mister Ardee finishing well for second and Major Reality battling on well for third.
Beaudiene Boaz paced the 2130 meters in a smart 2:35.3, a mile rate of 1:57.3 with closing sectionals of 56.1 and 27.6.
It was the second major win of the season for Beaudiene Boaz who scored a stunning win in the $150,000 Harness Jewels for two year old colts and geldings at Cambridge in New Zealand in a very quick 1:54 for the mile on the 1000 metre circuit.
Bought at last years yearling sales for $62,000 by Ray Green on behalf of Lincoln Farms, Beaudiene Boaz was sold to clients of leading Western Australian trainer Gary Hall after his Harness Jewels win.
A son of the Nevele R based sire Badlands Hanover, Beaudiene Boaz is a full sister to the former outstanding filly Beaudiene Bad Babe 1:55.7 ($404,898) who was also a Harness Jewels winner during her career.
Judging by the ease of last nights win Beaudiene Boaz looks to be set for a huge future in Western Australia.