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will head to Saturday’s Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) if he pulls up well from his barnstorming Springtime Stakes win.
predicted a big future for the three-yearold son of after overcoming a seemingly hopeless position with an electrifying late burst to win by half a length from
with third position.
“That was some sort of win,” Weir said. “He has got it all ahead of him, this horse. He has the pedigree and the type to back it up. If he can win a good race, I am tipping he will be a popular horse.”
Another of Weir’s winners on the day, will be aimed at the Ballarat Cup later this month after winning the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Plate. But stablemate
who endured a luckless run in the same race, could head to the paddock. in REPAYING the faith of veterinary staff, and senior owner ended a remarkable drought with a brave win in the Melbourne’s Own 3AW Trophy.
Winless for 678 days and needing to be patched up for injuries including broken ribs, the former barrier rogue posted his first win since December 31, 2016. Cajoled to the line by
Loyalty Man had only a head to spare from with third.
YOU can understand why some of the part-owners of
kept their composure until the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes was well and truly won.
For several of those in the horse were among the ownership group of who was seemingly home and hosed on Oaks Day before being run down late.
On that occasion, some of the group went the early crow (and understandably so), only to have the disappointment of seeing run Junipal down.
This time there was no celebrations until Kenedna had scored a long neck win, but they made up for it with their post-race roars.
A NEW book, Power and Passion of Punting Pals, has been released to mark the 50th anniversary of the Thoroughbred Club.
Written by former Herald Sun journalist the commemorative book documents the history of the club through the eyes of its amazing cast of movers and shakers.
The Thoroughbred Club’s members over the years have been owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys, administrators, stewards, media and even priests.
Club members have won four Melbourne Cups in the past six years and shared in 11 Caulfield Cup wins in 50 years. Nine months after outriding his claim, has snared his first international Group 2 after partnering expatriate Australian
in Singapore. Thompson, 19, claimed the Group 2 EW Barker Trophy (1400m) with at Kranji, denying one of his idols
on also prepared by Brown.
Thompson, watched trackside by his father Jason, was elated. “I’m pinching myself,” he said.
“I’m also glad my dad is here as it’s so rare for him to get away. Big thanks to my mum, my sister and of course my partner, Steph (Thornton) … I just came out of my apprenticeship, it’s been a whirlwind journey.”
IN A NUTSHELL BACK ME
Huge performance to just miss out in the second race. Only horse in the race to break 34 seconds in the last 600m. Such a consistent horse. Always gives it his all. That’s the real Luvaluva. Big effort.
The thumps Lame foreleg