Ridgemont Highlands’ now retired G1 winning mare Run Fox Run gained a handsome update to her pedigree when her half-brother Victory Tears made a qulaity winning debut at Ballarat on Tuesday.

A three-year-old son of the Yulong Stud-based Written Tycoon, Victory Tears stayed on nicely, under Dean Holland, to score by half a length over 1200 metres.

The Tony McEvoy trained colt races for an illustrious group of owners namely-China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd (Mgr: A K Teo), Winstar Farm Llc (Mgr: J Mullikin), Glenlogan Park (Mgr: J M Haseler), Dodgy Investments Pty Limited (Mgr: G W Evers) Kildalton Park Racing (Mgr: D Gordon), Telemon Stud (Mgr: D J Fletcher) & Wilrace Pty Ltd (Mgr: D G Wilson).

A colt with a stallion’s pedigree, Victory Tears was a $900 000 buy from the 2019 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of breeders Mill Park Stud by his trainer and the globally recognised China Horse Club.

The chestnut is the fifth winner for General Nediym mare Victory Cry, a placed own sister to SAJC Redelva Stakes winner Victory Chant.

Victory Cry is already dam of two black type winners, the Listed ATC Heritage Stakes winner Guard Of Honour and the brilliant Run Fox Run, and hopefully Victory Tears can become her third!

A daughter of Foxwedge, Run Fox Run (above) was one of the fastest fillies to grace the South African turf in many a year.

She won eight of her 11 starts and ended her career on a high note when accounting for subsequent G1 4Racing Computaform Sprint winner Rio Querari, and seven other G1 winners, when victorious in the 2021 G1 Cape Flying Championship.

Images: Victory Tears – Racing Photos, Run Fox Run – Candiese Lenferna Photography