Purchased by David Ellis for just $90,000 at the Karaka Yearling Sale, Book 1 – this son of Brazen Beau won stylishly on debut from a wide gate in mid December 2020. He followed this up claiming victory, yet again from a wide draw, at Ellerslie on 10 January 2020.
Thus heading in to the $1,000,000 Restricted Listed Karaka 2YO Million unbeaten and as second favourite, connections were disappointed when he again drew the carpark (15), jumping 14 fro0m 14 in the iconic field.
In the hands of Johnathan Parkes nothing however was going to stop “Bolli” as he is known! A gelding who doesn’t know what a good draw means, cruised up and home to claim Te Akau’s 5th consecutive Karaka 2YO Million title on 23 January 2021.
In February 2021 On The Bubbles faced off against talented stablemate Sword of State to finish a brave second in the $70,000 Group 3 Waikato Stud Slipper at Matamata in the hands of Johnathan Parkes – he met his nemesis agin at Ellerslie in March on Auckland Cup Day in the $200,000 Group 1 Sistema Stakes where he was again second with Parkes aboard, with a clear margin back to the third place getter.
However “Bolli” was about to claim his own Group 1 glory and in a major training feat by Jamie Richards, On The Bubble headed to Awapuni in Palmerston North as favourite for the $225,000 Group 1 Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes over 1400m. Again with regular rider Johnathan Parkes aboard, he jumped to the lead and was never headed – although challenged by stablemate I Wish I Win – and cruised home to victory by three lengths in a stable quinella.
On The Bubbles, trained by Jamie Richards (and named by Te Akau’s Marketing Manager Julia-Rose Hayes) has raced six times for four wins and two second placings – and prize money of $743,550 to date. He is raced by the Te Akau Splash of Dom Racing Partnership (Mgr: Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM).