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New Republic has broken through for his maiden win in style at Taree on Sunday afternoon (20/02).

The son of Riverdene Stud stallion Dissident was superbly-handled by Mikayla Weir who settled the gelding just off the pace, before easing off the leader’s heels turning and bursting clear for a solid debut win.

Leading into the Taree assignment, the gelding had shown talent with an excellent debut placing on our home track, Newcastle before a sound effort in a metropolitan maiden at Randwick (Kensington) just over a fortnight later.

New Republic was a purchase from the Segenhoe Stud Group draft at the 2020 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale and is a grandson of our former star race mare Vormista. His dam is the Redoute’s Choice mare Apprise who was a winner from only two starts on the track and has produced the Sydney city winner Shaik from only three progeny to make it to the track.

Congratulations to the ownership group, Peter Cawthorne, Michael Green, Wayne Grob, Ben Gunn, Rachel Isaac, Sean McCartan, Richard McKinnon, Don Meers, Mark Minervini, Corey Ottey, Kain Ottey, Craig Reid, Jacob Selfe, Ennio Tarca, Michael Worth, Darryl Wright, Shunt And Punt Syndicate (Mgr: Ben Cribb).