Oakland Park Stud’s talented mare All Friared Up has been transferred to the stables of former top jockey Patrick Payne in Melbourne.
The four-year-old Blackfriars mare was trained in Perth by leading conditioner Stan Bates, who has retained an interest in the mare.
On her way to Melbourne she tackled the Adelaide Carnival, starting in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes against the mighty Black Caviar finishing a creditable fifth. She then fronted in the Listed Proud Miss Stakes 14 days later again finishing fifth beaten 3.5 lengths to Bonnie Mac.
All Friared Up is a stakes winning mare having had 19 starts for 7 wins and 6 placings. It is interesting to note her six placings have all been at stakes level.
Oakland Park Stud principal Neville Duncan said, “we sent her to Melbourne to give her more opportunities to compete competitively given Perth’s restrictive program for horses with high ratings, particularly mares.”
Duncan has sent several horses to Payne since he hung up the boots. Payne’s association with Oakland Park Stud has been a fruitful one, with Payne piloting Oakland Park’s champion galloper Northerly eight times for three group victories, including the 2002 Group 1 Cox Plate and the 2003 Group 1 Australian Cup.
The combination recently tasted success with the well-bred galloper No Song No Supper winning first up at Mildura over the unsuitable distance of 1400 metres. The four year old is a full brother to Group 1 Sydney Cup winner No Wine No Song. He was sent East to be given every opportunity to measure up over distance.