First Win for Happy Trails Half-Sister

Newcastle, February 7 - Breaking her maiden with a dominant win at Newcastle on Saturday was the three year-old half-sister to recently crowned South Australian Horse of the Year Happy Trails, a triple Group I winner.

Retained by her breeders Brenton and Liz Parker and raced in partnership with other friends, the Kris Lees trained Danish Twist broke through at her second start to win comfortably be nearly two lengths over 1300 metres.

By the every reliable Dane Shadow, she was raised at leading South Australian nursery Mill Park and is the fifth winner from six foals to race from terrific producer Madame Flurry, whose best offspring Happy Trails has won over $2.8 million in prizemoney with highlight victories in the Group I VRC Mackinnon Stakes, Turnbull stakes and Emirates Stakes.

She is also the dam of stakes-placed Heart of a Lion and metropolitan winners Unique and Petraeus, so Danish Twist has a bit to live up to on her pedigree page!

Madame Flurry has a yearling colt by Bernardini (USA), a colt foal by All Too Hard and was covered last spring by Sebring.