Still in her first campaign, New Zealand bred filly Rising Romance showed talent and heart when racing away with the Australian Oaks (G1) at the 2014 Championships. It was an ever more exceptional win given the filly was having the tenth start of a campaign that began six months prior. Prior to competing in the Sydney Autumn, Rising Romance showed considerable prowess winning both the Trevor Eagle Memorial (L) and the New Zealand Bloodstock Royal Stakes (G2). Taking on the boys Rising Romance was second to Puccini in the Avondale Guineas (G2) and then second again when flying home late in the New Zealand Derby (G1).


Ekraar (USA) - Post Romance (NZ) (by Postponed (USA))

Winner – Australian Oaks 2014
Trainer Donna Logan
Jockey James McDonald
Prizemoney Won $672,750
Lifetime Performance as at 30 April 2014
STARTS 1st 2nd 3rd
10 4 2 1

Australian Oaks – Race Replay

2014 Winner: Rising Romance (NZ), 2nd Zanbagh, 3rd Lucia Valentina (NZ)
Time/Track 2-31.72 (Dead)

Australian Oaks Replay 2013
Rising Romance (NZ)   Ekraar (USA) Red Ransom (USA) Roberto (USA)
Arabia (USA)
Sacahuista (USA) Raja Baba (USA)
Nalees Flying Flag (USA)
Post Romance (NZ) Postponed (USA) Summer Squall (USA)
Bridal Tea (USA)
Pretty Wicked (NZ) Sir Tristram (IRE)
Something Wicked (NZ)