Kuroshio gets his first winner

Savatoxl scores in great style at “the Alice”

First-season sire Kuroshio has registered a breakthrough win to remember thanks to the two-year-old Savatoxl.

The colt from the Savabeel mare Li’l Miss Hayley became Kuroshio’s first winner on Saturday, 24 March, when he scored a dominant victory.

What was novel about the win, however, is that it occurred at Pioneer Park at Alice Springs, one of Australia’s most remote locations, but a town, nevertheless, with a thriving racing community.

Kuroshio, a son of Exceed And Excel, has had only a handful of runners to date and while Savatoxl’s notoriety is bound to be surpassed, his win on debut in the Inglis Two-Year-Old Handicap was full of merit.

Despite the location of the victory at the town situated 2,000km west of Brisbane and 1,500km south of Darwin, the race carried prizemoney of a most respectable A$16,500.

Savatoxl was sold by Stonehouse Thoroughbeds at the 2017 William Inglis Melbourne Vobis Gold Sale for $8,000.

The purchaser was the Alice Springs Turf Club who then sold the colt at its own Red Centre Sale where he fetched $18,000, the top price of the eight horses offered.