VEGA CAPTURES HOMETRACK VICTORY

After a string of placings, Vega, a son of Lope De Vega saluted at his home track.

Settling off the speed, the 5yo gelding gave chase on straightening and proved far too good for his rivals, winning by a length. Patiently ridden by Christian Reith, it was satisfying to see the gelding win in such style.

Purchased for $170,000 from the Inglis Classic Sale, the gelding has now earned over $200,000 in prize money.