Ann_MareeAnn_Maree Member
Fall in love with MIRACLES OF LIFE - Nickname, 'BARBIE'!

They were taking on the might of Darley, of Peter Moody, of David Hayes, but Daniel Clarken, Lauren Stojakovic and Miracles Of Life handled the pressure with ease to score a dominant win in the $1,000,000 Group 1 Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Trainer Clarken wasn’t far off giving the game up and apprentice Stojakovic had only just started her career but they brought brilliant filly Miracles Of Life across from Morphettville and breathed more life into what is now a fairytale story.

Barrier one was supposed to be problematic but Stojakovic rode like a seasoned professional, sitting just off the speed, taking advantage of a dream run after straightening before kicking clear to score a commanding victory in the second biggest two-year-old race in the country. More ==> http://www.thoroughbrednews.com.au/australia/default.aspx?id=65014

Post race review Blue Diamond Day, including All Too Hard and Miracles of Life wins:

Miracles of Life takes Blue Diamond Stakes http://www.racingnetwork.com.au/miracles-of-life-wins-blue-diamond-stakes/tabid/83/newsid/11875/default.aspx

Blue Diamond replay, Feb. 23, 2013

First start: Dec. 22, 2012, 1 of 10, 5.5, Morphetville Parks 1000m Centrebet Plate

Second start Jan 5, 2013, 1 of 6, 9.0, Morphetville Parks 1050m, Adelaide Cup

Third start, Jan. 26, 2013, 1 of 10, 4.3, 1000m Caulfield - Patinak Blue Diamond Preview:

Fourth start, Feb. 23, 2013, 1 of 14, Caulfield, 1.5, 1200m, Blue Diamond Stakes G1 :

Profile Page/Form Guide: http://www.racenet.com.au/horse/miracles-of-life

Punters Paradise Profile page for Miracles of Life http://www.puntersparadise.com.au/horses/Miracles-of-Life_214705/Breeding/

Article on Blue Diamond win: http://www.sportal.com.au/horseracing-news-display/miracles-of-life-wins-blue-diamond-223195

Pre-race article on Blue Diamond day http://www.news.com.au/sport/superracing/tiny-barbie-goes-up-against-giant-blue-blood-when-miracles-of-life-and-guelph-meet-in-blue-diamond-stakes/story-fndpqu3p-1226583821284

Preview video:


I don't know about you, but this pint-size little miss just stole my heart! The sky is the limit with this filly!

It was a great day as Black Caviar's half- brother won his race by spanking the competition!

Hope you enjoy these links to watch all of her races!


  • A couple of the race replay links didn't work.

    Here's her 3rd race, January 26, Caulfield

    Of course, #4 is the Blue Diamond G1 stakes, several versions posted above.
  • Ann_MareeAnn_Maree Member
    edited February 2013
    Follow up story on "Miracle" jockey after super win with the filly, Miracles of Life: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/superracing/diamond-in-the-rough/story-fn67r1j3-1226584593505

    Also, Black Caviar's little brother coming into his own, drawing crowds and recognition on his own accomplishments! Video embedded in article.

    This is what we don't get in the U.S. because trainers keep insisting they can't do without lasix on raceday. Everywhere else in the wide world of horse racing, they get along just fine without it. And, horses are able to run back on short rest (like they used to do here. It can take a horse three to four weeks to re-normalize their systems after lasix.)

    As reported in Monday's edition of the Thoroughbred Daily News, All Too Hard Aims for Australian Guineas. Trainer John Hawkes has announced that Saturday's G1 Cathay Pacific Futurity winner All Too hard will start in next Saturday's G1 Australian Guineas at Flemington. The half-brother to Black Caviar started the year with a victory in the G1 C.F. Orr S. at Caulfied Feb. 9. "At this stage he'll be running in the Guineas for sure," his conditioner told Racing and Sports of running back in a week's time. "We'll monitor him over the next couple of days to be certain everything is all right, but I don't see any problems."
  • If they won't bring Black Caviar to the Breeders' Cup this fall, would love to see Miracles of Life ship in! She would certainly spice up the festivities. If they decide to be really aggressive with her, it would be equally nice to see her at Royal Ascot in June! The story of this filly and her connections definitely is a Fairy Tale.
  • A recent article about Barbie says she will be given a little time off, nothing wrong. Also All Too Hard was withdrawn from the Australian Guineas.
  • KetaKeta Member
    Andrew Bensley ‏tweet Sat. August 24. 2013
    Miracles of Life is ready to explode against the boys in Sat's McNeil Stks at Caulfield. Really grown into her body now. Quickens in work.

    Will be huge test for Miracles of Life. Will meet Prince Harada,
    after he has a jump out Tuesday. Also in the McNeil, Fast N Rocking.
  • KetaKeta Member
    Magic Millions tweet with PHOTO Sat. May 24 2014
    Two highlights of the National Broodmare Sale:
    Estelle Collection & Miracles of Life enjoy a pick.

    FYI-Magic Millions! is Australia's most popular thoroughbred sales company -

    Greg Irvine tweet with PHOTO Sat. May 24 2014
    Miracles of Life gets a part from @ArrowfieldStud's Jack Buckley.
    Such a beautiful filly.

    It probably should read "pat"
  • KetaKeta Member
    edited May 2014
    Andrew Bensley tweet Tues. May 27 2014
    Miracles of Life purchased by Stonestreet Farms in America for $900,000.
    Home of Rachel Alexandra. 'Leading breeder of yearlings'...
    Andrew Bensley ‏tweet·
    Miracles of Life lot 706... Bids started at $200,000. Got to $600,000 pretty quickly. Blue Diamond winner goes for $900,000.
    Racing Victoria tweet
    The Blue Diamond winner sells for $900,000 at @mmsnippets #MiraclesOfLife

    FYI at same sale
    Dazzling Gazelle, the dam of Miracles of Life, sells for $400,000

  • Anyone know what Stonestreet's plans are for MoL ? Are they going to run her or she headed for motherhood?
  • carolinarkansascarolinarkansas hot springs, arkansasMember
    Miracles aka "Barbie" is going to stay in Australia for now and race on....but I bet she will end up at Stonestreet her under Barbara B's watchful eye when its time to become a mommy
  • carolinarkansascarolinarkansas hot springs, arkansasMember
    Miracles aka "Barbie" is going to stay in Australia for now and race on....but I bet she will end up at Stonestreet her under Barbara B's watchful eye when its time to become a mommy
    I wonder how she nicks with Curlin?
  • KetaKeta Member
    Magic Millions tweet Wed. May 28
    Good luck to Barbie, aka Miracles of Life, a $900,000 buy for @StonestreetFarm today. Now headed to @PGsnowden:
    Stonestreet Farm tweet answer
    @mmsnippets Thank you!
    Barbie is going to Snowden racing: that’s Peter Snowden and his son Paul. Paul was assistant trainer to his Dad who had been at Darley since Sheik Mohammed purchased the property from Inghams. (Info from KathyR-our Downunder racing contributor/specialist. Thanks Kathy)
  • KetaKeta Member
    Lengthy article gives all the details
    Hill 'n' Dale, Stonestreet Spend in Australia
    By Myra Lewyn The Blood-Horse May 28, 2014 2:23 PM
    Kentucky-based Hill 'n' Dale Farms and Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings were active in Australia May 28 at the select session of the Magic Millions National broodmare sale, where 10 horses sold for seven figures.
    All 10 were offered as part of the Muzaffar Yaseen's Teeley Assets Reduction, handled by John Messara's Arrowfield Stud, and included Coolmore's purchase of the day's highest-price mare, Monsoon Wedding. The full sister to Arrowfield elite sire Redoute's Choice was bought for $2.3 million ($2,121,818 in United States dollars).
    Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/85347/hill-n-dale-stonestreet-spend-in-australia#ixzz332JE251J
  • KetaKeta Member
    Alan Carasso ‏@EquinealTDN ·March 18, 2015
    StonestreetFarm’s Miracles of Life races in the G1 Galaxy S. at Sydney’s rose hill gardens.
    Drew 15, but shld leave post 12.
  • KMMKMM Member
    What is this thread about? Confused. K
  • What is this thread about? Confused. K
    A racehorse named Miracles of Life. Her nickname is Barbie.
  • KMMKMM Member
    Why is she attracting attention?
  • No idea. :) I had never heard of this horse before today.
  • Because she is a beautiful girl and a lot of us like her!
  • KetaKeta Member
    Barbie is in Australia.
    She is the Aussie equivalent of Hurricane Fly.
    Many of our Zenyatta Forum fans are USA based-
    We also have Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Europe fans and from all over the globe.
    The lovely part about the Forum is what you can learn.
    And, that in the many Discussions, some are of interest and some not so much.
  • ....and the story has a national velvet kinda feeling. A horse trained by a down on luck trainer working the sticks. A ladybug rider in her first group one...and then bought by stonestreet...all pretty cool.
  • KMMKMM Member
    Forgot Stonestreet has presence in Australia.
  • carolinarkansascarolinarkansas hot springs, arkansasMember
    She is a lovely girl...and has an interesting back story...
  • KetaKeta Member
    TheProfits.com.au ‏· Mar 20 2015
    Miracles of Life had the weight against her and a bad barrier,
    but that run was super for 3rd out wide.

    Patricia ‏@milkmaid58 · Mar 20
    Brilliant run from Miracles Of Life w/wide gate.
    She's got brilliant turn of foot for a tiny girl! @StonestreetFarm
  • KetaKeta Member
    Miracles Of Life Retires
    TURFSTARS ‏on Wed. July 1 2015
    So rapped to see you win in Sydney #Barbie...
    she'll make a beautiful mummy !!
    Happy Retirement Miracles Of Life !
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