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Friday, May 05 2017

Windsor Park Stud will add further Group One quality to their stallion line-up in 2017 with both Vanbrugh and Rageese to retire to the Cambridge farm later this year.

Vanbrugh - Bradley Photography

They will join the outstanding sprinter-miler Turn Me Loose as newcomers to the roster.

"The important thing with Vanbrugh, Rageese and Turn Me Loose is they all possessed huge talent from day one and they've all competed successfully at the highest level in Australia," stud principal Rodney Schick said.

"They are outstanding types with pedigrees to match and now, with the recent announcements around boosted prize money, Windsor Park are excited to offer breeders three new high-class stallion prospects."

Vanbrugh was a two-year-old debut winner at Randwick and the following season he was successful in the Gr.3 Gloaming Stakes before claiming the Gr.1 Spring Champion Stales.

Earlier this season, he won the Gr.3 Coongy Cup at the expense of the subsequent Gr.1 Doncaster Handicap winner It's Somewhat.

A son of multiple champion sire Encosta De Lago, Vanbrugh is the winner of more than $A745,000 and hails from the outstanding Waikato Stud family of Group One winners Diademe and Sacred Star.

The Chris Waller-trained Vanbrugh will make his next appearance in the Gr.1 Doomben Cup later this month.

Street Cry's imposing son Rageese, owned in partnership with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, showed his quality early on when second in the Gr.1 ATC Sires' Produce Stakes at Randwick behind Pride Of Dubai.

In his classic season, Rageese's spring form included a third in the Gr.2 ATC Stan Fox Stakes, fourth in the Gr.1 ATC Golden Rose Stakes and an unlucky fifth in the Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas.

He added further to his CV with a runaway stakes win in the Listed Nitschke Stakes at Morphettville and this season he scored a decisive victory in the Gr.3 VRC L'Oreal Paris Stakes at Flemington.

Rageese is a direct descendant of champion race mare Emancipation and is closely related to Group One winners Virage De Fortune and Stratum Star.

Trained by Darren Weir, Rageese runs next in the Gr.1 Goodwood Handicap followed by the Gr.1 Stradbroke Handicap.

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