Top 5 stakes earners in Australian racing history

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Today we will have a look at the top 5 money earners in Australian racing history. Please like A Turf Fascination on facebook http://www.facebook.com/ATurfFascination

5. Black Caviar $6,802,000

Black Caviar was purchased by a syndicate at the Melbourne Premier Sales for $210,000. Black Caviar has currently won $6,802,000 which is 32 times her purchase price. An interesting fact is that Black Caviar’s mum Helsinge, never raced but was by Desert Sun who was the father of Sunline. Helsinge is also the mother of All Too Hard, this years Caulfield Guineas winner. It is a touch strange that the best sprinting mare in Australian racing history is out of a mare that never even raced! When looking further through the pedigree of Black Caviar is becomes obvious that her greatness comes from the fact that she has super sprinter and super sire Vain on both sides of her family tree.

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It ain’t all bad

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An up and down day on the punt yesterday, but that is not what I am writing about today. I thought why not pen a feel good article that talks about Australia, horses, racing and the legend of a champion. Enjoy…

The thoroughbred has always had a unique place in Australian history. There are several theories about how the breed came to be in Australia, but most historical fact points to some British Captains who swung by South Africa among other places and brought thoroughbred stallions to Australia to sire horses to help with day to day life Down Under. The British influence is still around today with the names of our races; the Derby, the Oaks, the St. Leger, the Queen Elizabeth are all synonymous with the Old Dart. Archer won the first Melbourne Cup in 1861 and the second in 1862. However Archer was not our first champion thoroughbred. That title goes to a horrible black stallion named The Barb, who was nicknamed ‘The Black Devil.’ He earned this nickname due to his wanting to bite and kick anyone or anything that got too close. This horse was once kidnapped by bushrangers, but after two days of galloping and countless miles covered the crooks were apprehended. All that they had stolen was recovered, all except one particular black colt that had refused to go with the rescue party upon apprehension and had bolted into the bush. The owner of this colt that turned out to be the 1866 Melbourne Cup winner The Barb, sent out an sos to all local farmers that his well-bred black colt had been stolen and now was lost. A fellow farmer found the colt and returned it to the much appreciative owner. Two weeks later, after countless miles covered in the bush, The Barb won a two-year-old race at Randwick! The bushrangers who stole The Barb were clearly good judges because while they were being pursued by the authorities, they cut all their stolen horses loose except one and it if course turned out to be The Barb.

It is true that racing is not as strong today as it once was, but it is by no means dead. We are a nation that’s very foundations is built on the back of the thoroughbred. These animals carried our distance relations all over this ‘a bloody huge island’ in search of places to live, and survive. The thoroughbred was crucial in the setting up of the colony and they are part of the reason that we are all not living in one big town surrounding Botany Bay in Sydney. Over the years, Nat Gould, Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson have told and told again stories of the Aussie bush or the far away outback and the stories all have one common character… the thoroughbred. It was only natural that not too long after the first thoroughbred set foot on the Aussie soil, that we would be racing them for millions of dollars in prize money. These animals have been national icons almost since day one of the European settlement of the island and as well as loyal workers they have played the role of idolised sport stars perfectly.

After The Barb came Carbine, a horse that inspired thousands with his ability to win four or five races in a week and up to three on one day. Carbine on three occasions over three separate years won a 1600m race and a 3200m on the one day. The Tasmanian Champion Malua did the Apple Isle proud on many occasions during the late ‘1800s. This stallion won an Oakleigh Plate over 1000m, then next start won the two mile Adelaide Cup. The Tassie champ also won a the Melbourne Cup of 1884; two days later on Oaks day he was beaten by an inch over 1200m. Two days after that on what is now Emirates Stakes day, the stallion was beaten by a foot in another two mile race. Then first up he was narrowly beaten in the Newmarket before winning the Australian Cup, and then a three mile steeplechase. Thoroughbreds have always done remarkable things for Australians hence why we still love them so much to this day.

The American stock market crashed in October 1929 sending the world into the Great Depression. In 1929, 1930 and 1931 out nation turned its lonely eyes to a pretty ‘bits and pieces’ gelding named Phar Lap. One horse through sheer guts and determination and a giant heart, gave Australians a reason to smile in the bleakest time of peace perhaps in Australia’s proud history. People could not make money on Phar Lap; he was usually too short to back or on several occasions the bookies refused to take bets on the gelding. Yet he was still universally loved and this is due simply to Australians loving something / someone that gives their all to win. Phar Lap gave his all fifty plus times during the age of the Depression and as a result he was more popular than perhaps anyone / anything less Don Bradman. Phar Lap dies in the United States and generally nations don’t mourn for a racehorse, but Australia mourned the death of Phar Lap.

After World War II Australia was booming and people had money. A giant stallion named Bernborough emerged from the back paddocks of Toowoomba to capture Australia’s heart. Bernborough only had 15 starts on city racetracks, but whether he was in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, 12 – 15% of the city’s population would turn up on a Saturday to watch him run. If 15% of Sydney’s population turned up to watch day two of The Championships there would have been around 750,000 people there. Bernborough reminded Australians that in times of prosperity as well as times of poverty, an immortal champion thoroughbred could bring together the masses and united them to a man in their love and support of a particular animal.

Tulloch was next and he appeared into popular culture in a time of many champions. Tulloch was loved because of course he was extremely good, but also because he almost died yet came back to regain his crown as the greatest horse of his era. He inspired people by spending two years out of the game before coming back and winning first up against perhaps the second best horse at the time, a Victorian horse named Lord. Tulloch remains the only horse to win multiple Classic races as a two-year-old, three-year-old and mature horse. Not just races, but Classic races. In the 1957 Sires’ at Randwick, Tulloch managed to beat perhaps the greatest of all two-year-olds Todman. It is said that on this day at Randwick there were close to 80,000 people there to witness the 6-1 on favourite Todman try and protect his crown against the emerging super colt Tulloch. Tulloch got the money, punters did the lot but they did not care because they had seen a champion beat another champion and could preserve this memory and tell it to their grandkids.

Rising Fast, Redcraze, Gunsynd, Think Big, Rain Lover and many more come and went before the next immortal emerged. The next immortal would come from the same stable that brought us Tulloch. His name was Kingston Town and early on, he was a black colt who was simply no good. But after the ultimate gear change, he managed to win three Cox Plates, a Sydney Cup, most of the Group One three-year-old races in Australia and then most of the best WFA races in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Again Australia followed this horse’s career with the kind of scrutiny that footballers have to live with today. There was a battle between Kingston Town and Manikato as to which horse would be the first to make $1,000,000 on the track; this battle captured the public’s imagination. Then there was the public’s obsession with the fact that Kingston Town for some reason could not win at Caulfield. This horse was a superstar and the idol of the Australian turf. The crowds retuned to the track to get a look at him and he was discussed in every pub and club throughout Australia for his entire career.

Black Caviar appeared at just the right time for racing. She ran 25 times for 25 wins and she brought men, women and children back to the track. She raced, she won and people came to see her. She reiterated the fact that if there is a champion horse around with plenty of charisma and a good story, then people will come to watch it race. If the connections get on the front foot and promote the horse, then people get excited and are thrilled when the horse wins. Racing needs characters; the sport needs people who will promote the sport and the horses. Gone are the days where the old school hard doing trainer keeps everything a secret and refuses to discuss anything or do any press.

Despite what is printed in the papers, there is far more right with racing than is wrong. The negative stories get more publicity than they deserve and the feel good stories of glory get pushed onto the backburner. Racing for the most part is about beautiful animals, being expertly trained and ridden that absolutely do their best to try and either make us money, or in many cases, inspire us.

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Look out the window

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Stop the presses! 1.2 million Australians watched The Block the other night. Apparently that is some kind of reality television record. But how come we don’t hear about the 22.4 million Australians that did not watch it? There still might be hope for us yet if only 1.2 million of us are sucked in by shows like The Block.

According to this  website…

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/1647509ef7e25faaca2568a900154b63?opendocument

Australia’s population is about 23.5 million. On whatever day The Block was on, how many Australians do you think looked at the sun rise or set? Or had an interaction with a stranger? Or looked at a mountain, river, hill, lake or animal? Rode a surfboard? Skateboard? Shot a basketball? Kicked a football? Brushed their hair? Put makeup on? Made a birdie? Hit a shank? Fixed a roof? Cooked a BBQ? Did something useful for someone else? Now this is reality, and everyone does it every day. Watching some scripted crap about some moron crying because they can’t work a cordless drill is not reality. Can you imagine the discussion on the set of The Block?

The producer / director…

‘Now Jenny, that was great, but on the next take we need you to really get upset. We need you to smash the drill into the floor and scream ok?’

Jenny

‘Ok, but I feel the viewers will understand me more if I cry and carry on a bit ya know?’

The Producer / director

‘Yeah, ok, but really put some emotion into it and we will get the viewers thinking that the rest of your life and you survival not just on the show, but survival on earth is dependent on getting this wall up in time.’

It is scripted crap, that is NOT REAL. Look outside Australia… that is reality.

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We are back to Flemington and we have a great, albeit bloody almost impossible card of racing. Sydney can get stuffed. The tracks are wrecked, the form makes no sense and the best horses are getting thrashed by mudlark goats. Catkins can win as can Greatwood but other than those two, I am staying in Victoria with my investments. Here is a crack at the entire Flemington card. Just for the record, for the dedicated followers of A Turf Fascination, I will be backing all three of my selections and having a three horse quinella and running doubles on every race.

Race 1.

6. Traveston Girl $4.50. Queensland visitor that might be very good and this might be the only time we get this type of price about her.

2. Sunset Rock $26. Two starts ago at about this distance, this filly beat Group One winner Go Indy Go. $26 is miles over her true price of winning.

9. More Radiant $3.80. Ran Earthquake pretty close and she is a star. That run would win this race easily.

Race 2.

5. Marksmanship $3.30. Flying since joining Ciaron Maher and looks very hard to beat here.

1. Masked Marvel $19. His best is extraordinary and it is only a matter of time before he finds it in Australia.

9. Zabeelionaire $7.00. He will win again one day.

Race 3.

7. Signoff $4.20. If he does not win this, he is sacked until he gets to 2400m and beyond.

12. Longeron $15. Midweek winner who was impressive enough to get a gig in this race.

11. Shikarpour $13. A Williams runner and he is first up over 1700m which will suit. He started favourite over a mile at Bendigo during the autumn.

Race 4.

2. Chivalry $3.30. He was too good to dismiss first up. This is a harder race, but he was so impressive.

5. Zebulon $6.50. Good name, ok form.

11. Divan $7.00. Even if this horse gets beaten, keep an eye on him as he is a progressive type and will pop up in a Group race at some stage over the Flemington Carnival.

Race 5.

6. Solict $6.50. A great first up record, but this is a bloody hard race to pick the winner.

1. Commanding Jewel $2.50 Impossible to miss the first up run, but she is short in such a big race.

3. Gregers $4.20. In winning form but the 1400m is a slight concern. Prefer the other two.

Race 6.

7. Go Indy Go $11. Back this filly every start she has this time in. She is a champion in the making.

11. Stingray $17. Consistent enough and can bob up for sure in a pretty deep race.

13. Wandjina $26. Will love Flemington and has a stack of ability.

Race 7.

2. Fawkner $10. If he wants to win the Cox Plate, he better be able to mix it here over the mile against some Cox Plate contenders.

3. Boban $4.20. Flemington, the mile and the conditions will suit. He should be favourite.

6. Puissance de Lune $6.00. Oh yes. This  is the race. This race for mine, is the best chance he has ever had of winning a Group One race.

Race 8.

7. Sistine Demon $18. I basically have absolutely no idea about this race, but these three seem overs.

8. Akavoroun $12.

9. Lonhspresso $21. A good second up record. Last chance for her.

Race 9.

3. Rhythm to Spare $6.50. He always runs well and probably could have gained a start in the Group One.

13. Our Hand of Faith $6.00. Fair first up, but generally improves second and third up.

18. Late Charge $5.50. Gotta love a horse on the minimum that is in good form.

Best of the best (in racebook order)…

1.6. Traveston Girl

4.2. Chivalry

5.1 Commanding Jewel

9.3. Rhythm to Spare

Each way specials…

4.11 Divan

5.6. Solict

6.7. Go Indy Go

8.8. Akavoroun

Best of the roughies…

1.2. Sunset Rock

6.13. Wandjina

8.9 Lonhspresso

Good luck and stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gai’s top 12

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Please enjoy my list of what I believe to be Gai’s top 12 greatest Group One victories all-time.

If Gai was the one putting together the list of her top 12 greatest Group One wins, there is absolutely no way the list would stop at 12. At a guess, Gai would her Melbourne Cup win as her number 1 greatest victory then the other 124 Group One wins in a tie for second! This list of Gai’s top 12 Group One victories is an independent view. The wins are rated on the quality of the field, the strength of the win, there place in Australian thoroughbred history / folk law and the fact that a particular horse was able to be trained to find its best on a given day. Rarely does a horse win a Group One when it is not at its best, so all these 12 were at their peak when they won these races. And why 12 you may ask? After-all most lists are top 10s or top 5s. Well the humble author of this article simply could not cut out two and make it ten! 

12. Ha Ha – 2005 Golden Slipper.

In the 2005 Golden Slipper, Gai had a remarkable five runners or just over 30% of the field. The five horses were rated between $4.20 and $101 and they ended up running 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 12th. It is truly a remarkable effort that Gai could train the trifecta in this race. Consider how many two-year-olds are aimed at this race each year, and how hard it is to get them to the race. Gai did all this and on race day, the Lady Trainer managed to get home the first three. This is the only time this has ever been done. The winner was Ha Ha who was a $13 chance. The filly with Jimmy Cassidy aboard came from midfield to storm past her highly rated stablemates. Gai often mentions that Ha Ha was not fancied by the punters, but in fact she knew the filly was her best chance because of the improvement she had shown in the  weeks leading up to the 2001 Slipper.

11. Sebring – 2008 Sires’ Produce Stakes

In just six starts, Sebring won two Group One races and was narrowly beaten in another. His Sires’ win gets the nod for this particular list over his Slipper win due to the horse that ran second. It was the magnificent filly Samantha Miss. Sebring would have easily beaten Samantha Miss in the 1200m Golden Slipper had she contested the race, and Samantha Miss beat Sebring (by an inch!) in the 1600m Champagne Stakes. The 1400m Sires’ was over a neutral distance and both gun youngsters had great runs. Sebring came out on top by a length in what was his greatest ever win.

10. Secret Savings – 1997 Doncaster Handicap

Secret Savings may have been ahead of his time. He was imported from the United States and arrived at Tulloch Lodge with very little fanfare at all. He started at 50-1 in a Group Three race at Rosehill shortly after his arrival. He won. He then went to Newcastle and won the Newmarket before narrowly being beaten in the Group One George Ryder. He had not put a foot wrong since arriving in Australia and as to put an exclamation mark on his career, the entire won the Doncaster at this next start. He managed to hold out stable favourite All Our Mob and gun miler Catalan Opening in winning in tremendous fashion in great time. This win marked Gai’s 4th consecutive win in the Doncaster, a record that still remains today.

  1. All Our Mob – 1995 Newmarket Handicap

The 1995 Newmarket was Gai’s first Group One victory in Melbourne. All Our Mob had won a Stradbroke but he generally saved his best for races around the 2000m. However put the writing on the wall the previous spring (1994), that he was no slouch as a sprinter with a great 2nd to champion sprinter Schillaci beaten less than half a length. Heading towards the 1995 Newmarket, the gelding was in pretty good form but had not won since the winter 1994. Here he was in the autumn 1995, in Australia’s greatest sprint race and he managed to storm home and win in what was the second fastest winning time since the switch to the metric system.

  1. Nothin’ Leica Dane – 1995 VRC Derby

Tommy Smith’s career famously got the kick along it needed when a horse named Playboy won the VRC Derby at 100-1 in 1949. 46 years later with Tommy in the mounting yard, Gai (with Tommy’s urgings) instructed Shane Dye to make every post a winner on Nothin’ Leica Dane in the 1995 VRC Derby. The gelding had to make it hard for the champion Octagonal who was in the race fresh off a Cox Plate victory. Octagonal would be flying home and Nothin’ Leica Dane had to be far enough in front as to make sure Octagonal would run out of ground before he got past him. The plan worked a treat and Nothin’ Leica Dane held on to win the Derby by just under a length. The colt backed up three days later in the Melbourne Cup and the tactics almost worked again, only to have the clear best stayer in Australia at the time Doriemus wheel him in over the last 100m.

  1. Descarado – 2010 Caulfield Cup

Gai up until October 2010, had never won a Melbourne Spring major. The Lady Trainer had won every good race in Sydney but had been quiet in Melbourne for a little while. Gai said in the press that she absolutely hated going to the Caulfield Cup or the Melbourne Cup and not having a horse running. The solution… buy a good gelding from New Zealand and aim it at the Caulfield Cup. Chris Munce got the ride which is another story in itself considering he was not long out of prison at the time. The rain came, Munce rode a perfect race and the gelding did the rest as to give Gai her first Victoria major.

  1. More Joyous – 2012 Doncaster Handicap

The week leading up to the 2012 Doncaster will forever be remembered for one thing… rain. It poured rain for days before the race and all the talk was about whether or not More Joyous would run. She had not lost a race in Sydney in almost three years apart from the previous year’s Doncaster which was run on a very heavy track. Finally Doncaster day arrived and the sun was out. Gai declared to the radio stations in the morning that the mare would run and would win. This is exactly what happened. More Joyous had to carry 57.5kg to victory which was only 0.5kg less than Sunline carried to victory in the race ten years earlier. More Joyous’ winning weight remains the second highest (behind Sunline) since Super Impose in 1991. Then there are the rivals. More Joyous beat 10 individual Group One winners in the 2012 and apart from Rangirangdoo (58kg) she gave them all weight.

  1. Pierro – 2012 Sires’ Produce

The champion colt could have had his 2012 Golden Slipper or his 2013 Canterbury Stakes included in this list, but in the end, his best win was in the Sires’ over 1400m. In this race, despite winning the Golden Slipper, Pierro was only the second favourite. The race favourite was the brilliant colt and Pierro’s great rival All Too Hard who jumped at $1.50. On this occasion Pierro easily beat All Too Hard in a brilliant display that included a breathtaking final two furlongs. All Too Hard went on to win a further three Group One races over 1400m, but on this day over 1400m, Pierro was unbeatable.

  1. Desert War – 2006 Mackinnon Stakes

Heading into Derby Day 2006, Gai was copping a little flack in the Melbourne press. The critics were sure the Lady Trainer could not reproduce her Sydney results in Melbourne. Without taking any notice of the critics at all, Gai took four horses to Flemington on Derby Day 2006. The results… Tuesday Joy won the Wakeful, Dance Hero won the Salinger and Aqua D’Amore ran third in the Mackinnon. But by far the most impressive Waterhouse runner on the day was Desert War who won the Mackinnon as effortlessly as you will ever see a Group One over 2000m won. The champion gelding had the rest of the field off the bit at around the 800m and from here it was simply a precession. It was a great win from a grand campaigner on a magnificent day.

  1. Dance Hero – 2004 Golden Slipper

Behind Dance Hero in the 2004 Golden Slipper (in order) was Charge Forward, Alinghi and Fastnet Rock. Dance Hero sat outside the leader, and kicked away in the straight to win brilliantly. Charge Forward ended up winning the Group One Galaxy, Alinghi is rated by Lee Freedman as one of the best two-year-olds he has ever seen and Fastnet Rock is now a generation defining sire. Fastnet Rock also ended up a multiple Group One winner over the sprint trips. In winning this race, Dance Hero held out perhaps one of the deepest fields assembled in the great race for many years. The gelding won 10 races in all including the Triple Crown for two-year-olds, but no win was completed against a better field than the 2004 Golden Slipper.

  1. Grand Armee – 2004 Queen Elizabeth Stakes

On 17 April 2004 Randwick was packed with people there to see Lonhro’s farewell race. The champion WFA warrior was coming off a dramatic win the Australian Cup and an easy win in the George Ryder. Lonhro jumped at $1.28 while Grand Armee was $7.50. Lonhro just had one major rival to account for and the fairy tale would be complete. But unfortunately Grand Armee was not just a rival but the gelding might even have been Lonhro’s equal. On this day in this race Grand Armee won by six lengths, with Lonhro never even looking like getting close to him. Yes it might have been a little sad to spoil the party for so many people who wanted to see Lonhro win, but what we did see was Grand Armee at his absolute best. It is hard to think of a horse that has run in the last ten years that would have got past Grand Armee in this race on this day.

  1. Fiorente – 2013 Melbourne Cup

Ok so it might be an anticlimax, but how can you go past a Melbourne Cup! Fiorente only graced our racetracks eleven times and he never ran a bad race. He won three races, and the best of them was no doubt the 2013 Melbourne Cup victory. Many people listed this as the strongest cup ever run. There were champion stayers and middle distance horses all in great form from all over the world all meeting over the famous two miles at Flemington. Before Fiorente, only three male horses had ever placed in a Melbourne Cup, and then come back the next year to win it. Gold and Black was one and he was a good horse, but the other two were immortal champions Carbine and Phar Lap. Fiorente had to do something that only Gold and Black and Australia’s two greatest ever horses had done. And the entire did it with ease! Well not really, because Red Cadeaux put up a hell of a fight, but in the end Fiorente was too strong and too classy and powered to the line for a historic victory.

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The Hated

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What horse is your most hated of all time? It is a harsh word hate, but there are just certain gallopers that you just can’t catch. You back them and they lose or you leave them out and they win at a huge price knocking out a good thing you have backed. For mine, my most hated horse is Lankan Rupee. Yep the two time Group One winning Lankan Rupee that is on his way to becoming the best sprinter in Australia. How could you hate such a horse? Well it is easy… considerer…

On 25 October 2013 Lankan Rupee looked like a moral in one of those silly 955m races at Moonee Valley. He had won his previous start over the same track and trip and he was only rising 2kg. Considering what we know now, you would have your house on him (if you had two…

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The un-deserved Guard-off-honour

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What is with every AFL player who retires getting a guard of honour! Half wit AFL players that played a few games, never took a hanger and never won a Brownlow are being given guard-of-honour’s willy-nilly. Bradman got a guard of honour at his last test match and it was only just deserved. Leigh Matthews never got a Guard-Of-Honour. When an AFL player retires, to be given a guard-of-honour, they should at a minimum have played 350 games or more and won three flags or more. Nowadays we are throwing out the guard-of-honour for 200 game players that have done nothing on the field but might be a ‘good bloke.’ No one gave me a guard of honour when I walked out of the The Royal Oak Nicholson Street North Fitzroy in 2005 after drinking 42 pots! So come on, lets keep the guard of honour for Don Bradman or Kelly Slater or Tiger Woods or Roger Federer, not for blokes that were ‘good ordinary footballers.’ The problem is that it has now started. They are throwing the guard willy-nilly and will continue to do so. So AFL, to keep it real, follow my formula… 350 games or three flags. Simple!

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Right, I am in a hurry. So Minimal comments, but back all these tomorrow…

Best of the day – Lankan Rupee (Moonee Valley race 5 number 1) into Earthquake (Randwick race 3 number 1). $2.60 and both are destined for immortal status. Back both because they are both overs and take the double.

Second best – Aimee (Doomben race 5 number 1). Superstar in the waiting and not a bad name also.

Best Roughy – The Storeman (Doomben race 8 number 9). Loves the 1100m and worth an each way bet at $11.

Should win but unders – Session (Randwick race 6 number 1). If he does not win this race, he will win second up.

Back…

Golconda (Moonee Valley race 6 number 3). Always look a three-year-old prospect and $31 is about $20 overs.

Race 8 Moonee Valley – 7. Kapour who was mixing it with Tres Blue and Bonfore in Europe (two good Waterhoue runners) and can fly fresh. 10. St. Jean is my Caulfield Cup pick and to get there he has to start winning these sort of races.

Royal Descent (Randwick race 5 number 9). Last chance for this mare. Generally when I give them one last chance they run well so fingers crossed.

A few more that look ok, but maybe are only worth a small each way go…

Text ‘n’ Hurley (Moonee Valley race 5 number 1)

Le Bonsir (Moonee Valley race 9 number 1)

Teronado (Doomben race 3 number 9)

White Roe (Morphettville race 5 number 8)

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120 lengths

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What is the biggest winning margin you have ever seen? The below video has to be it!

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But this was not really in a good race. The below videos were were in good races. Imagine owning a horse and it wins a big Grop One race like this…

Might And Power 1997 Caulfield Cup…

Apparently the trainer cracked the shots in the stand at the 400m and stormed off and did not even see then end of the race! He cracked it because Pumper Cassidy was suppose to go back last and come with one one. As we saw, he did the opposite.

Greg Childs only had one thought in this race, and it certainly did not involve going back and ridding for luck…

Secretariat just fell in in the 1973 Belmont Stakes…

Man O War once won the Lawrence Realization Stakes by 100 lengths but there is no real footage…

Shergar won the 1981 Epsom Derby by 10 lengths…

Hopefully Earthquake wins by 10 lengths on Saturday! Tips and wisdom tomorrow.

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