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$4 Million Yearling Set For Debut
Beautifully bred colt Emaratee (Fastnet Rock-River Dove, by Hurricane Sky) is set to make his eagerly awaited debut today in an 1100m maiden at Gosford. The Team Hawkes-trained 3YO, who will race in the yellow with royal blue vee silks of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum in partnership with Emirates Park, is also nominated for a 1000m maiden on the opening day of the Scone Racing Carnival tomorrow. By champion sire Fastnet Rock out of Gr1 Oakleigh Plate winner River Dove, Emaratee is a three-quarter brother to Gr2 Silver Slipper winner Headwater (Exceed And Excel) and was the sale topper at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale when selling to Emirates Park for $4 million from the draft of Cressfield Stud. Emaratee has had several trials to ready him for his debut, the latest when winning a 740m trial at Warwick Farm on 24 April. The valuable youngster will be ridden by Tommy Berry and will jump from barrier 5 in the field of eight if he does run today.