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Master Of Arts Wins Listed Warrnambool Cup
At Warrnambool in Victoria, 4-time Gr1-winning Windsor Park Stud shuttler & former European Champion 2YO Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer-Starlight Dreams, by Black Tie Affair) added a black-type success when 4YO New Zealand-bred gelding Master Of Arts (Mastercraftsman-Petit Verdot, by Carnegie) scored by 1.25-lengths for trainer Darren Weir in the $200,000 Listed Warrnambool Cup (2350m) for 3YO+, over 5YO gelding Vilanova (Commands-Valpolicella, by Red Ransom) & 5YO German-bred gelding Swacadelic (Adlerflug-Swish, by Monsun). This was the first stakes victory for Master Of Arts who took his record to 4 wins and 4 placings (including the Gr3 BRC Grand Prix Stakes) from 11 starts for $232,050 earnings. Raced by Paul Fudge's Waratah Thoroughbreds, Master Of Arts was a $110,000 purchase at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Trelawney Stud.