Hong Kong sprinter Yo-Yo Da kicked off a winning double for Euroa stud Rangal Park at Happy Valley on Wednesday evening.
Yo-Yo Da is by Rangal Park resident Danerich and was initially registered as Autumn Blaze in Australia. He won a Wangaratta trial as a spring 3yo before shipping off-shore to trainer Chris So.
Bred by Mornington trainer-breeder David Brideoake, he scored twice at Sha Tin as a 4yo but went through a winless 5yo campaign last season before an overdue breakthrough in the Inverness Hcp (1200m).
Danerich sired Yo-Yo Da from Earthwarming (Canny Lad), an unraced relation of Hong Kong winner One More Round (Runyon). Brideoake sold the mare at the 2012 Inglis Great Southern Sale and her final foal is last-start Cranbourne placegetter One Hot Dane (Danerich).
Romantic Cash is the best Danerich to race in Hong Kong to date winning 4 times in 6 starts for trainer Danny Shum before being sidelined with a tendon injury. He’s from a very successful Rangal Park family that has spawned stakes winners Northeast Sheila, Dashing Granada and Kablammo.
Rangal Park owner Eric Buttler bred the second-leg of Rangal Park success at Happy Valley when Wonderful Journey (Thorn Park) won the Stirling Hcp (1200m). He was a $140,000 buy for Ricky Yiu at the 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale and has paid his way earning the equivalent of AU$308,042.
Wonderful Journey is the third winner bred by Buttler from his Keltrice mare Rip Trice following Je Ne Sais Pas (Ne Coupez Pas) and The Annihilator (Superior Sateen).
The winners were not confined to Hong Kong for Rangal Park and Danerich.
Ballarat trainer-breeder Rodney Foster prepared his Danerich veteran Go And Get Rich to win over 2460m at Mornington on Friday. He’s one of the few gallopers to get over ground by the former speed-machine and he’s also the only winner from four foals out of Go Hannah (Sports Works).
And on Monday at Tamworth, Taree trainer Tess Wilkes produced another winner by Danerich with Hundrez’n Thousanz for a sixth career win.
Danerich (Danehill) stands for a $6,600 (inc gst) fee at Rangal Park Stud in Euroa.