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Seven time National Award Winning Stud. The Prestigious Champion Stud Farm Award given by the Turf Authorities of India has been won as many as seven times already by Usha Stud:
2013 - 14
2010 - 11
2004 - 05
2003 - 04
1998 - 99
1996 - 97
1995 - 96

 
 
 
2004-03
 
Moonlight Romance puts Siachen in place

Having been humbled twice over a mile trip in the Fillies` Trial Stakes and the Indian 1000 Guineas at Bangalore and Mumbai respectively, Rakesh Kumar Wadhawan and Prem Tharani`s joint property Moonlight Romance was provided the ideal ground to avenge defeat at the hands of Siachen on Sunday. Ideal ground as in the right distance and almost everyone who cared to know was surely aware that Siachen would have to perform out of her skin to beat Moonlight Romance over the 2400m Oaks trip.

It didn`t take a genius understand this factor as the Jaggy Dhariwal nursed Siachen, in her brief career, had never been tested beyond a mile. Secondly, one drew a blank when trying to see if the name of any out-and-out stayer figured in Siachen`s immediate pedigree line.

  
  Moonlight Romance (R Hughes up) winner of the HDIL Indian Oaks (Gr.1), being led inby trainer C D Katrak (left), Mr.Rakeshkumar Wadhawan & Mr.Prem Tharani (4th & 3rd from right)
No wonder then if trainer C. D. Katrak didn`t have to burn any midnight oil when chalking out his the strategy for Moonlight Romance in the HDIL Indian Oaks (Gr.1). Sun Elegance with Amyn Merchant was to set a hot pace but Paul Mulrennan, who was given the charge of Sunlight, decided to tweak the plan slightly by taking over the responsibility from Merchant quite early in the race.

But that didn`t have any earth-shattering effect on Moonlight Romance`s destiny. The Usha Stud bred daughter of China Visit out of Wandering Star moved closer to Sunlight and Frost Fairy with dramatic ease before they took the final turn. Richard Hughes, in his trademark style, had Moonlight Romance on the bit as he threw his gauntlet at the leaders and ranged along side Sunlight and Frost Fairy.

As he relaxed his grip, Moonlight Romance bounded forth and the race ceased to be a contest. Siachen had to do a lot of catching up when Chris Hayes went into an overdrive but the filly failed to produce the desired acceleration which would make Moonlight Romance sweat for her victory. That she lacked the stamina was evident when she had difficulty in overtaking Sunlight on whom Mulrennan went all out and succeeded in keeping the runner-up slot for himself. Frost Fairy after giving a game performance ran fourth.

Moonlight Romance now joins her S. K. Sunderji owner-mate Ocean and Beyond and Xisca, who skipped the Oaks after Pesi Shroff decided to go for the McDowell Indian Derby which will be run a fortnight from now.

The day`s supporting event, the Gool S. Poonawalla Million (Gr.3), was claimed by another Usha Stud bred candidate Amadeus, who had made an impressive winning debut on the 1000 Guineas day. Co-owned by Vijay Shirke, K. N. Dhunjibhoy and Berjis Desai and sent out on the tracks by Pesi Shroff, Amadeus (Choisir � Anise) was ridden in copybook style by B. Prakash as he timed his challenge to perfection and wore down both Amaretto and Class Apart at the distance post before drawing away for what was the most comfortable victory achieved by any winner in the eleven-race card. Class Apart took over the running once Araceli had shot her bolt in the straight but the former couldn`t sustain and was engaged by Amaretto. Amadeus came flashed on to the scene with a big run even as the two were disputing the issue and left them fighting for the crumbs. Haunting Fantasy finished fourth ahead of Araceli, Soneeyo and Gararo who finished in close attendance. The last two named horses have the potential to improve after this debut run.

 
 
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