Westspeed Platinum bonuses have been a windfall for owners and trainers in WA and they’re also a tremendous marketing tool for Magic Millions leading up to the Perth Yearling Sale.

 

Last Saturday’s Magic Millions Carnival at Pinjarra started the countdown even though lockdowns and inclement weather diminished a raceday renowned for its exciting atmosphere.  Winning owners weren’t on hand to celebrate but were compensated by record-breaking provincial prizemoney and Westspeed Platinum bonuses totalling over $180,000.

 

Successful owner-breeder Neil Irvine pocketed an extra $26,000 in Westspeed bonuses when Promission won Race 1 first-up for trainer Michael Grantham.

 

Irvine stands her sire Proart (Rock Of Gibraltar) at Balmoral Park in Bedfordale and the mare carried his distinct light blue and white checked colours to a half-length victory in the Hygain Maiden (1000m).
 

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The Westspeed bonus scheme is sensational,” Balmoral manager Brian Collison declared this week.  “We’re a happy camp whenever the extra dollars are added the prizemoney.

 

“Promission looks magnificent since changing stables.  We rate her highly and she delivered on Saturday.  She’s pulled up fine.  Michael has been breaking up her routine with plenty of beach work and that’s helped her switch off.  She’s really enjoying her racing now.”

 

Irvine races under the Rapid Equine banner and he also part-owns Poland who won the G2 Autumn Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.  The Mike Moroney-trained colt is by Coolmore champion So You Think (NZ) and holds Group 1 noms for the Randwick Guineas and Australian Guineas at Flemington.

 

Rapid Equine stallion Reykjavik will also be given another chance to win at the elite level during the autumn carnivals.  The 6yo son of Artie Schiller (USA) won the G3 Chatham Stakes at Flemington in 2019 and a Group 1 would be a point of difference between standing in the Eastern States or WA.

 

Back home at Balmoral Park, Promission’s dam Bimutualconsent (Bianconi) has a yearling filly and a filly foal by Proart and is carrying a PPT to Alwyn Park sire Maschino.

 

 

Balmoral Park’s Brian Collison and Neil Irvine flank Gray Williamson and David Harrison at the 2019 Pinjarra Raceday  Photo: Western Racepix

 

 

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