D’Oro Rain makes it two from three with track record win

D’ORO RAIN broke the track record in taking victory at Bathurst on Friday in the Benchmark 58 Handicap over 1400m, securing back-to-back wins on what was just her third career start.

The three-year-old filly by Medaglia D’Oro jumped smartly and led the chasing pack behind runaway leader Winterconi, but quickly picked her up when asked for an effort by leading Queensland jockey Tegan Harrison, before going on for a convincing one-and-a-half length success.

D’Oro Rain stopped the clock at 1.21.3, to break the track record by three-tenths of a second for the 1400m at Bathurst.

The win was her second in succession after she demolished a field at Goulburn on October 9 by four and a quarter lengths over 1200m and she took the step up to 7 furlongs in her stride.

Out of British bred mare Compton Rainbow, D’Oro Rain is out of a half-sister to Melbourne Cup placegetter, Mahler.

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Redzel’s second Everest: In Pictures

The emotion of another sensational victory in The Everest with Redzel can only be adequately captured through these wonderful pictures! Congratulations to all our owners, to Peter and Paul Snowden and their excellent staff, and to Mr Zhang and Yulong Investments – we climbed Everest again!

 Photos courtesy of Bradley Photographers & Racing NSW

Brave Song toughs out first Stakes victory at Caulfield

BRAVE SONG battled hard to take a first Stakes victory in a thrilling finish to the Listed Village Stakes at Caulfield, continuing a remarkable week for Triple Crown and their owners.

A $67,500 purchase from the Inglis Classic Sale, Brave Song is the leading prizemoney earner of his sire, Widden Stud’s Your Song, with victory taking his career earnings to $340,720.

The four-year-old had been knocking on the door of Stakes success after placed efforts in the Group 3 Eskimo Prince and twice at Stakes level this preparation.

Yet Brave Song was not to be denied this Spring Carnival, as he turned the tables on Trekking and defeated Group 3 winner Addictive Nature by half a length to emerge victorious.

Jumping well from the inside barrier James McDonald positioned Brave Song just off the speed and when the split came he ruthlessly exploited the gap to take a fifth career victory from 13 starts.

“He didn’t get much luck last time, he was wide and didn’t have the best run,” said McDonald. “It was great to see him turn the tables today.

“He had a soft run and gave a good kick when the split came and was strong to the line.”

Triple Crown Syndications hit milestone for elite level wins

CHRIS & MICHAEL WARD’S Triple Crown Syndications have reached the milestone of 30 Group-race wins (including two Everests) since 2010 after Redzel scooped the $6 million winners’ cheque in the Everest on Saturday – an industry leading figure.

Triple Crown’s dominance in horse racing syndication is no more exemplified by their on-track success, with the 30 elite-level victories since 2010 more than 10 superior to the nearest like-for-like syndicator.

Redzel has been the source of back-to-back Everest triumphs in addition to a pair of Group 1 wins and a further six at Group level during his record-breaking career so far. Yet recent group-race wins for $1.5 million earner Dothraki, Moss Trip, Charlie Boy, Gold Symphony and at Group 1 level for Peggy Jean and Hot Snitzel have seen Triple Crown earn success from across the board.

Indeed, at the end of the 2017/18 racing season Triple Crown’s horses were operating at a 36% Stakes performed strike rate during their career and last season earned on average nearly $50,000 per start – almost the equivalent of winning a metropolitan Saturday race each and every start.

Historical back-to-back wins in The Everest for Redzel has seen him become the second highest earning horse in Australian racing history with $15,372,000 in prizemoney seeing him sit behind only Winx in the all-time list of Australian prizemoney earners.

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Magical Redzel scales Everest once more

TRIPLE CROWN SYNDICATION’S Redzel produced an enormous display of speed and courage to win the $13 Million Everest in wet conditions at Royal Randwick on Saturday, repeating his triumph in the inaugural running of the world’s richest race on turf 12 months previously.

Redzel, whose ownership is made up of 17 everyday Australians with a love for racing, took his career prizemoney to $15,372,000, becoming the second highest earning racehorse in Australian racing history, behind only wondermare Winx.

The leading son of Snitzel was purchased by Triple Crown for $120,000 in January 2015, with his owners arriving from all walks of life and include a mechanic, doctor, electrician, police officers, teacher and concreter among others within the syndicate.

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Redzel jumped quickest from the gates and jockey Kerrin McEvoy delivered Redzel to perfection as he led from start to finish in the 1200m sprint, defeating Trapeze Artist by a length and a quarter, with Osbourne Bulls in third under an enterprising ride from Tommy Berry on the stand’s side.

Trainer Peter Snowden was full of emotion after winning The Everest for a second year in succession.

“It’s very hard to explain how I feel right now,” said Snowden. “As proud as I was and as happy as I was – it just didn’t seem real. It’s a weird feeling – I’ve never felt like that before.

“It’s a very special race on our calendar and to win it twice is just an unreal feeling.”

“It was a really, really good field there yesterday – not a weak link in any one of them,” added Snowden. “The rain came and our bloke is such a professional in the wet and it certainly helped his chances.

“It took a little of tweaking to get him here to The Everest after missing The Shorts but we had time up our sleeve and he improved from his run in The Premiere which I thought he would do.”

As for a third Everest triumph in 2019? “We’ll dare to think, but let’s just enjoy this moment for a little while anyway!”

Redzel into outright favouritism for Everest repeat

TRIPLE CROWN’S Redzel has taken outright favouritism for The Everest, with race sponsors TAB going $6.50 that Redzel can repeat last year’s heroics in the world’s richest race on turf.

Australia’s highest earning sprinter sits ahead of Shoals who is on the second line of betting at $7, with last year’s runner-up Vega Magic on $7.50, alongside early favourite for this year’s edition, Trapeze Artist.

The defending Champion has taken notable improvement from his last start run in the Premiere Stakes on September 29, with co-trainer Peter Snowden delighted with the finishing touches to Redzel’s preparations.

“I’ve been really impressed with how he’s come on since the Premiere,” said Snowden. “He bounced out of that race and worked really well in his final gallops this week. He’s ready, I’ve never had him better.

“His coat has come out and he’s very well in himself. He looks immaculate.”

Redzel drew the inside barrier for the 1200m event at Royal Randwick, and Snowden said he was pleased given how the race might pan out.

“It’s better than drawing outside,” added Snowden. “He needs to jump well but he’s normally very quick out the barriers, it’s a good asset of his.

“We’ll see how the race works out, but Barrier 1 should get us a good run in a forward position. He’ll handle the wet, he’s very versatile like that so the rain doesn’t bother us. From my eye he’s going just as well as last year and fingers crossed he’ll be thereabouts again this year.”

Dothraki among Everest emergency runners

DOTHRAKI has been named as one of the emergency runners for the $13 Million The Everest with the eight-year-old set to accept for the $500,000 Sydney Stakes at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

The acceptances for the World’s richest race on turf were published on Tuesday morning, where the 12 slot holders put forward their contenders for The Everest. The emergencies are made up of six runners from the Group 3 Sydney Stakes, with Dothraki named among them.

A recent winner of the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis at Flemington on September 15, Dothraki finished fifth in the Gilgai Stakes on Saturday, and trainers Peter & Paul Snowden have given the intention to back up the $1.4 million earner on the biggest raceday of the Everest Carnival.

Dothraki has been in career best form in 2018, adding a win in the Group 3 Maurice McCarten to his victory at Flemington three weeks ago.

Co-trainer Peter Snowden says the son of Mossman has come through the Gilgai well and is in good form ahead of the 1200m race.

“He’s come through his run well from Saturday,” said Snowden. “We’ll accept with him on Saturday as he’s pulled up so well.

“The prospect of a soft track certainly enhances his chances. He’s met most of these horses before and been competitive, so he certainly won’t be out of place on Saturday.”

Dothraki chases back-to-back Group 2 wins

STALWART Dothraki is chasing back-to-back Group 2 wins when he takes on the Gilgai Stakes over 1200m at Flemington on Saturday.

The five-time Group-race winner struck for a maiden Group 2 success last time out in the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Stakes down the famous straight, and looks to repeat that winning form over the same course and distance.

Victory in the Gilgai would take career earnings for Dothraki through the $1.5 Million mark.

Although having turned eight in August, Dothraki continues to defy the odds, winning at Group level twice through 2018 having won in the stewards’ room in the Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes.

He faces nine rivals on Saturday following the scratching of early race favourite Osborne Bulls, and has the services of Hugh Bowman, who will be fresh from riding Champion racehorse Winx in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes the race prior.

Co-trainer Peter Snowden said: “He goes there with a good chance on Saturday. He’s drawn in the right part of the track.

“It’s a fairly similar field to what he met last time but he’s shown a real liking for the 1200m down the straight and that can be real advantage.

“He’s done well since his last start and goes there in fine form.”

Best of luck to the owners of Dothraki and to Snowden Racing!

Redzel named Australian Champion Sprinter

ON THURSDAY evening The Everest winner Redzel added the Australian Sprinter of the Year award to the NSW Sprinter of the Year award won in August, cementing his position as Australia’s Champion sprinter.

Moreover, the son of Snitzel capped a stellar season by being named as runner-up in the Australian Racehorse of the Year award, behind the world’s highest rated horse, Winx, in a glamourous ceremony in Melbourne.

Redzel took the sprinting ranks by storm in 2017/18, winning four Group races from the 1000m to 1200m, including the Group 1 Darley Classic, while also claiming the world’s richest sprint race by winning The Everest in October 2017.

Redzel etched himself into the top five highest earning Australian racehorses in history as he took his career earnings to 8.82 Million, becoming the highest earning Australian sprinter, surpassing Chautauqua’s total.

A massive thank you and congratulations go out to Peter & Paul Snowden and their staff, who work tirelessly preparing Redzel to be in optimum condition for each and every race, and his owners, who enthusiastically and loyally tour the country following their beloved Redzel.