LOVE YOU had two foals in the winners’ circle in New Zealand on Thursday, December 3.
CELEBRATION STRIDE saluted on debut for leading trainer Phil Williamson at Invercargill’s Ascot Park.
The three-year-old gelding was given plenty of time to settle midfield from the stand before moving forward in the one-out one-back trail.
He went on to win by almost a length.
Celebration Stride was bred by JIG and SG Taylor, and is raced by the E&M Stride Corporation.
He is the first foal out of Majestic Son mare Con Grazia to race
LITTLEBITOFLOVE was Love You’s other winner for the day at Cambridge.
The eight-year-old now has three career wins after starting his racing career as a 5yo.
He was bred by KA Walker and WS Abernethy and is raced by JH and WS Abernethy.
LOVE YOU has produced the winners of 408 races in NZ since his first crop hit the track in 2011.
He has had 11 individual winners to date this season for 14 wins.