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Monday, 17 December, 2018

Foxwedge celebrates New Year's with second elite winner

Volpe Veloce struck in the Railway Stakes at Ellerslie

Volpe Veloce: second Group 1-winning filly for her sire Foxwedge
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Foxwedge - the Group 1-winning son of Fastnet Rock who shuttled to Whitsbury Manor Stud for four seasons - rang in the new year with a second elite winner as Volpe Veloce powered home in the 6f Railway Stakes at Ellerslie on New Year's Day.

Volpe Veloce follows Foxplay, who struck in a mile Group 1 contest across the Tasman and ran Winx to within a head in the Group 2 Warwick Stakes in August. 

Trained by Graham Richardson and Gavin Parker and ridden by Jake Bayliss, Volpe Veloce recorded her tenth win in 13 starts and her next assignment at the highest level could be in the JR & N Berkett Telegraph over the same distance at Trentham on January 20.

Bred by Nick Vass, Volpe Veloce is a half-sister to the Listed-winning juvenile sprinter Delago Bolt and one of four winners out of the Group 3-winning Bardego.

Foxwedge was trained by John O'Shea in Australia, for whom he was Group 2-placed over 6f as a juvenile before winning the Group 1 William Reid sprint at Moonee Valley at three. 

Foxwedge retired to Newgate Stud in 2012 at a fee of $33,000 and stood the past two southern hemisphere seasons at a fee of $22,000. During his time at Whitsbury Manor Stud, he produced 107 named northern hemisphere foals including Oaks trial winner Hertford Dancer.


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Volpe Veloce is the second elite winner for her sire after Foxplay, another four-year-old filly
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