We were rapt to witness Fighting Mad record an impressive first-up success for his breeders, the Williamson family. It was part of an interstate winning double for Musk Creek Farm on Anzac Day.
Fighting Mad had to overcome a wide draw and competition from an odds-on favourite. He absorbed this pressure with ease, winning the SCTC Hops & Horses Twilight Races 30.04.21 Maiden Plate by 2 lengths, full of running.
The three-year-old gelding was resuming from a six-month spell, before which he had fared no better than fourth in three attempts. He was supported in betting, however, and the money was clearly right, as Fighting Mad comfortably disposed of his more fancied rival in second.
Fighting Mad is the second foal of the late Madoni, a daughter of Lonhro. He is a half-brother to the former juvenile Stakes winner Mockery – also bred and owned by Scott, Bec and Paul Williamson.
He was sent to the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and sold for $55,000 to Steve Morley Bloodstock and trainer Robert Heathcote from the Musk Creek Farm draft.
Sunday was capped off by a much-deserved win for Musk Creek Farm homebred Lasting Impact. The filly landed the Axis Minerals Maiden at Kalgoorlie on her ninth start for trainer Neville Parnham.
Lasting Impact was the seventh foal of Musk Creek Farm’s late broodmare Fustaan. She is by former Arrowfield Stud shuttle stallion Real Impact, who had recorded winners across the Asia-Pacific for the day.
The filly was another member of Musk Creek Farm’s 2019 Magic Millions draft, offered and sold for $60,000 to Neville Parnham Racing.
It was a great weekend had by all, with Groundswell being the cherry on top. He recorded his maiden Stakes win on Saturday at Morphettville and we congratulate our ownership partners Pinecliff Racing, Arrowfield Stud et al.