GIRLFROMDANDALUP by Art Major out of I Am Special purchased in 2015
Trained by Ross Olivieri.
Owned by Pacing WA, J H Psaila, A W McPhail, G R McPhail, J R Coffey
GIRLFROMDANDALUP was originally chosen by Kath Chambers from the 2015 Gloucester Standardbred Sale. While Kath completed the breaking-in and early education on this filly, the horse was handed over to trainer Ross Olivieri in February 2016 as Kath was no longer training and had moved North for work purposes.
GIRLFROMDANDALUP now a 3 yr old is by ART MAJOR out of I AM SPECIAL. She is a second foal and at sale time the first foal a 2 yr old had not raced.
However, by March 2016 the first foal had become 3 yr old Dior Mia More and had won its first start at Pinjarra running brilliantly to win rating 1.53.2.
Dior Mia More was then extremely impressive winning her second start in the WASBA Country Oaks and looks to have a very bright future.
These performances brought this family and GIRLFROMDANDALUP into high focus and increased her value.
She is a rangey type of filly and with more growing to do. She did extremely well getting to educational trials at Byford by March of her 2 yr old year and as seen in these photos. Due to her size and growing stage, she did have a few gaiting issues which time and maturity resolve.
GIRLFROMDANDALUP showed a great willing attitude and talent in her first preparation including that trial and there are good expectations she will develop into a lovely racehorse given patient smart development and training. She certainly will have that knowledge and understanding around her with Ross Olivieri as her trainer, and we look forward to this next stage.
A 12 December 2016, GIRFROMDANDALUP had four race starts for a 2nd, two 3rds and and a fantastic win at Pinjarra Nov 21 race 1. Follow the link to our News item to watch the video. Given her size, the vet advice was to give this filly a long spell.
She is now back at trials at 22 July 2018 and our News post tells the story!