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RedwoodRed Sierra Makes a Fashionable Return

Redwood mare Red Sierra returned to her winning self on Saturday when she put three-lengths between her and the rest of the field in the Wanganui Chronicle 1350, and the Swiss Ace sired Field of Fire made it a Gerry Harvey-bred quinella finishing second behind Red Sierra.

Raced by The Bram Syndicate, Red Sierra was slow out of the barrier on Saturday and waited until the 800m before starting to go forward and unwind down the outside putting three-lengths between her and late runner Field of Fire who swept in behind her for second place. Trained by David and Emma Haworth, she has now won three races from nine starts with her first two victories over 1400m at Woodville and her last win in October also saw her win by more than three-lengths.

Sold through Westbury’s draft at the Karaka Select Sale to co-trainer David Haworth, Red Sierra is out of Encosta de Lago mare Sierra Gold, a winner in Australia, and is the dam of two named foals to race – Red Sierra & Makabar (by Swiss Ace) who placed at 2 earlier this season trained by Team Rogerson who purchased him last year for $55,000 – Sierra Gold had a colt by first season sire El Roca sell at New Zealand Bloodstock’s Book 1 Sale this year, purchased by the trainers of El Roca Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young for $65,000, and she is currently back in foal to Swiss Ace.

Watch the race replay here

Redwood’s progeny have been busy of late with other recent winners Rising Red, in the Group 3 BRC Premier’s Cup, Rosewood and Silent Height, along with a number of other horses to finish in the top three rankings. Rising Red won his first stakes race last weekend and it has given the Redwood gelding the boost he needed and we will now see him compete this coming Saturday at Doomben in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup which is set over his winning distance of 2200m.

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