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$1.4M Yearling Set For Debut

Friday, 2nd February 2018

Million dollar colt Ifyouknowhatimean (Sebring-Stellar Vinia, by Redoute's Choice) is set to make his eagerly anticipated debut in the 2YO Plate (1200m) at Moonee Valley tonight. Trained by the familial triumvirate of John, Wayne & Michael Hawkes, Ifyouknowhatimean was a $1.4 million purchase by B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Australia at the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Segenhoe Stud (as agent). Bred by John Camilleri's Fairway Thoroughbreds, Ifyouknowhatimean is by Sebring out of the beautifully related Redoute's Choice mare Stellar Vinia making him a half-brother to Gr2 winning South African-based mare Ektifaa (More Than Ready). Stellar Vinia, herself, is out of the good producer Calvinia (Varick), dam also of Gr1 Easter Handicap winner Calveen (Canny Lad), Gr2 Emancipation Stakes winner Kosi Bay (Spinning World), Gr3 ATC Widden Stakes winner Fireworks (Snitzel), and Listed Anniversary Handicap winner Striker (Van Nistelrooy). This is also the family of Gr1 South Australian Derby winner English Wonder, dam of ill-fated four-time Gr1 winning sire Dr Grace (Sir Tristram), as well as South Australian Oaks winner Asia (Danehill).

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