First Group 1 Winner for Myboycharlie

By Mark Smith

Triple Crown’s sensational 2YO filly Peggy Jean posted the first Group 1 win for her sire Myboycharlie when taking out the $1m Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes at Royal Randwick on Saturday. Mark Smith writes on…

The decision of trainer Gerald Ryan to bypass the Golden Slipper with Peggy Jean in favour of the $1 million Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakesa week later paid off big-time when the near black daughter of Myboycharlie (IRE) claimed the prize.


Ridden by Nash Rawiller, Peggy Jean relished the heavy conditions to defeat Scratch Me Lucky (Snitzel) by half a length with Cornrox (Duporth) five and a half lengths back in third.

“I said to the Triple Crown boys she wasn’t a Golden Slipper filly, she was more of a Sires and Champagne type,” Ryan said.

We just aimed her towards that and the owners have been understanding.”

“She’s a good filly. Kerrin McEvoy said from her first start she’s a genuine filly.”

The victory takes the overall record of Peggy Jean to 2 wins, 2 seconds and 1 third from 5 starts for earnings of $894,525.


Peggy Jean was purchased by Triple Crown Syndications for $46,000 from the Torryburn Stud draft at last year’s Inglis Classic Yearling sale, having been pinhooked for $25,000 from the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale by Belmont Bloodstock.

She is the first foal of Lady of Love, an unraced half-sister by Lago Delight to stakes-placed Prince of Dane from the family of Group I winners Lady Jakeo and Mrs Onassis.

A full brother to Peggy Jean was purchased by Keith Dryden for $110,000 from the Phoenix Broodmare Farm consignment at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

Lady of Love has a filly by Denman and was covered last spring by Beautiful Crown (USA).


Bred by Ascot Heath Pty Ltd, Peggy Jean becomes the first Group 1 winner for Vinery Stud’s shuttle stallion Myboycharlie (IRE), whose previous most successful performer was Group II winner Charlie Boy, another Triple Crown Syndications purchase trained by Ryan.