AUCKLAND REACTOR has enjoyed his best season on record in Australia with $2,024,000 progeny earnings in 2019/20. He sired 106 individual winners including 27 three-year-olds.
Watch Me React, a four-year-old gelding, notched his sixth lifetime win at the New Year’s Eve meeting at Bunbury. After leading from virtually the outset, the gelding was briefly headed in the home straight but fought back gamely to grab the thick end of the prize.
He clocked the last 800 in a slick 57.9 seconds.
Bred by Mike Howie, Watch Me React is out of an unraced Kinney Hanover mare.
In New Zealand, the four-year-old Miss Auckland cleared novice ranks at Winton on the same day.
The mare rated 1:58.4 for 2400 metres with the last 800 in 58.2.
Bred, part-owned and trained by Owen Lawrence, Miss Auckland is from the four-win Washington VC mare Arancia and is her first foal.
AUCKLAND REACTOR has sired 18 individual winners in NZ this season.