GRAPES & GALLOPS By Geoff Whittle

On Sunday, 19th January 2020 the very popular Mount Barker Grapes & Gallops include the Mungrup Stud Sprint is being held at Frost Park, McDonald Ave in Mount Barker.

Grapes & Gallops is the highlight of the racing season in the Great Southern where patrons are able to witness top class country racing with a eight event race card and sample the wines of Mount Barker’s wineries. Gourmet foods are also available and children’s entertainment provided. A very relaxed day.

The Mungrup Stud Sprint over 1300 metres attracts a strong field of sprinters from the metropolitan area and the south west, and in most years the winner has gone on to win more high class races in the Perth or the big provincial feature sprints.

Ann Croucher, and family, of Mungrup Stud have continued to sweep all before them with the young horses produced on their Narrikup property. Their young stallion Oratorio has been producing a string of winners of Perth feature races including the Karrakatta Plate (2yo) winners Gold Rocks and Motion Pictures.

Other top class black type performers are Waratah’s Secret, and tough mare Clueless Angel. Oratorio stood the 2010 season for a service fee of $33,000 by far the highest in the State, and had a full book of mares.
Enquiries or bookings can be directed to Mount Barker Turf Club Secretary, on 0447 512 873.

MUNGRUP STUD SPRINT

PREVIOUS WINNERS

YEARHORSETRAINERJOCKEYWEIGHTTIMEMARGIN
2019ReykjavikLindsey SmithDaniel Staek541.17.692
2018RED ORASteve WolfeShaun McGruddy54.41.19.332.25
2017REBEL KINGDarren McAuliffeWilliam PIKE541.16.871
2016DREAM LIFTERPaul HUNTERMitchell PATEMAN551.17.502.25
2015DAWN APPROACHV. SIGLEYTakahide IKENUSHI54.51.16.890.75
2014COMFYSOFASIMON A MILLERJason WHITING541.17.810.75
2013WATERMANS BAYPETER & MATT GIADRESCOT.TURNER541.16.911.25
2012REIMBURSEMENTROSS & CLINT PRICEK.YUILL541.17.37NOSE
2011XAARAVIDG.E DALYJ.NOSKE541.16.801.5
2010SPITFIRE ACED.T McAULIFFES.O’DONNELL531.15.141.5
2009ELECTRIC GENERALN.PARNHAMM.FORDER53.51.16.712
2008NOBLE STEEDM.K SOLLYL.ROBERTSON551.16.792
2007MY LEOPaul HUNTERD.STAECK541.16.551.5
2006METALLURGYA.McNAMARA (Snr)L.ROBERTSON531.16.540.05
2005IMPRESSIVE STATSD.McAULIFFEP.HARVEY58.51.16.290.05
2004CHUCKA KHANC.WOLFEA.SANSON521.16.421.5
2003SHANE’S BOYN.PATEMANA.SANSON52.51.16.83SHT NECK
2002JUMALLIQUEN.PARNHAMM.SESTICH561.16.40.5 HEAD
2001RINGROADJ.ASKEVOLDJ.LEMON52.51.17.70L/HEAD
2000RINGROADJ.ASKEVOLDP.HARVEY52.51.17.041.25
1999NORTHERN BLIZZARDD.SOLLYD. MILLER52.51.17.192
1998SKIP THE COUNTRYD.PANIZZAR.FARRELL531.16.592.5
1997TURN A GLOWC.JONESJ.LEMON571.16.560.75
1996NATIONAL PLEASUREN.R LEEDanny MILLER521.15.890.75
1995LEGERMANR.PRICEM.SESTICH561.16.12NOSE
1994POWER QUESTF.H MAYNARDDanny MILLER53.51.17.370.05
1993STAR STATES.WOLFEJ.OLIVER52.51.16.47NOSE
1992ALBANY GOLDW.WILKINSONM.HUNTER511.17.470.75
1991SPLIT IMAGES.HUNTERJ.LEMON51.51.16.570.75
1990ON OUR SELECTIONS.WOLFEN.RUDLAND56.51.16.392.5
1989DOOZEMBURGS.KETIS.J MILLER52.51.17.571
1988MANHATTANW.FELTP.DYSON511.17.75NECK
1987OSSIE PAKW.JEFFRIESA.SMITH531.16.74NECK
1986TALASTARK.FASOLOC.FOX511.16.431.5
1985RED DRAGONP.PARSONSV.SIGLEY521.14.44NECK