Kurabui Will Debut Today at the Pakenham Meeting
MELBOURNE, Victoria – Kurabui is going to make her debut in the Gippsland Premium Quarries Fillies and Mares Maiden Plate today, November 26. The 1,400-metre horse racing contest at tonight’s Pakenham meeting is the first-ever competition that the four-year-old mare will join. Michael Dee is the jockey who will partner with Kurabui at Pakenham.
Kurabui is the half-sister of Paul Preusker-trained Surprise Baby. She and her brown, 6-year-old gelding sibling shares Bula Baby as their mother. The racehorse trainers of Kurabui are Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr. According to co-trainer Kent Jnr, Kurabui’s Caulfield stable home is expecting the bay-coloured daughter of Proisir to finish in the top three on her first start.
He pointed out that Kurabui would, however, progress through her grades as she gains experiences. Kent Jnr stopped short of proclaiming the young female racehorse would be victorious at Pakenham. He cited that Kurabui is on debut, and she would be taking part in a tilt. Kent Jnr affirmed that, thus, things could not be all perfect then.
During her last jumpout victory, Kurabui circled the field, based on the report posted online by Australian horse betting news and information website, Racenet. This win demonstrated Kent Jnr and Price that their young mare had had a favourable turn of foot to go with her capability.
Kent Jnr affirmed that Kurabui’s last jumpout was, indeed, auspicious. He remarked that, on the steeple grass, it is challenging to make ground in those 800-metre jumpouts. Kent Jnr said that Kurabui had performed well.
The co-trainer of Price described Kurabui as quite intelligent and very athletic. Kent Jnr added that their promising sprinter is exquisitely balanced and possesses a fantastic action. Above all, he pointed out that Kurabui could sustain a gallop, which is a significant matter.
Kent Jnr shared how his group acquired Kurabui. He relayed that the deal was concluded on the recommendation of Phill Cataldo. The latter is a New Zealand bloodstock agent. Kent Jnr said that they had seen Kurabui in the flesh only when she already landed in Melbourne. Additionally, he cited that they merely purchased Kurabui on Cataldo who had remarked that the female racehorse was a good runner.
Price’s racehorse training partner also mentioned that the track rider had remarked that Kurabui had had a truly amazing action. Kent Jnr confirmed that they initially did not have proof of the racehorse on sale. Plus, he pointed out that during their acquisition of Kurabui, the young galloper then had not even jumped out.
Kent Jnr said that they, nevertheless, availed themselves of the racehorse on the back of Surprise Baby and the pedigree had an important update. He relayed that the original owners of Kurabui had had a good triumph. Besides, Kent Jnr affirmed that their group appreciated Kurabui tremendously. He said that it was, therefore, a win-win scenario for all the parties involved.
Kent Jnr’s group who bought Kurabui before actually seeing her comprise Adrian Whittingham who is the Honeycomb Stud boss. Whittingham is also a part-owner of multiple Group One champion, Verry Elleegant. Purchasing Kurabui is reportedly another slice of luck for Whittingham as the female racehorse’s value skyrocketed following her private acquisition. Kurabui’s amount was reportedly in the neighbourhood of merely in the six-digit range.