Impressive feature winner for Oratorio
Avontuur’s recent sire acquisition Oratorio had a smart stakes winner in Dubai on Thursday evening, when Moonwalk In Paris won the $200,000, Gr3 Firebreak Stakes over 1600m.
The gelding, who was making his debut for Godolphin, was winning his second graded/group race. Moonwalk In Paris, who has now won stakes races on both turf and tapeta, won last year’s G3 Prix Edmund Blanc in France.
Oratorio, a triple G1 winner by Danehill, arrived at Avontuur on Friday. The stallion recently endured a long and arduous flight, which saw Oratorio fly all round the world before arriving in Cape Town.
The stallion, who was been described as a perfect gentleman during his recent flight, has sired nearly 30 stakes winners, and his offspring have earned over $17 000 000 thus far.
He was champion sire in Italy for 2012, and looks to be an exciting addition to the Cape’s stallion ranks.
Oratorio’s stud fee will be announced at a later date.