RACING NSW on Wednesday announced a new $7.5 million race to add further impetus to the spring Everest Carnival in Sydney.
The race, to be called the Golden Eagle, will be run over 1500m at Rosehill Gardens, and will be restricted to 4YOs, with this race forming the third leg of a three-part trilogy which includes the Golden Slipper for 2YOs and Golden Rose for 3YOs. There is a $5 million bonus on offer should a horse win the Golden Slam of the Slipper, Rose and Eagle. At $7.5 million in stakes, the race will be the third richest race in the world on turf, behind The Everest and the Arc de Triomphe.
“The Golden Eagle is the first feature race on the Australian Racing Calendar exclusively for four-year-old horses,” said Racing NSW Chairman, Mr Russell Balding AO.
“We believe The Golden Eagle will be attractive in retaining our top three-year-olds to race on as four-year-olds and benefit the racing industry, underpinning the strength of racing in NSW
and Australia more broadly.”
“The Golden Eagle strengthens our spring carnival and provides a further highlight for spring racing in Sydney. It also opens up the possibility of attracting runners from diverse form lines including The Everest, the Sydney Stakes and the Epsom Hcp,” Mr Balding added.
“The Golden Eagle will be entirely funded by new revenues to the NSW Racing Industry. I am delighted that this enables The Golden Eagle to be added as an important feature race at
Rosehill and will also distribute $750,000 to charities,” said Racing NSW Chief Executive, Mr Peter V’landys AM.
“We want to bring another major event to the western suburbs of Sydney. In The Golden Eagle, we have provided a race that is also a celebration of the west of Sydney
“Now having the third richest race on turf in the world behind The Everest and the France’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Sydney’s west has the perfect day to celebrate,” Mr V’landys concluded.
THE RED silks of Triple Crown were represented by three horses targeting Spring Carnival riches in both Sydney and Melbourne, with all three coming home with Stakes victories to their name.
Leading the way was Triple Crown’s now dual Everest Champion, Redzel, who successfully defended his title in the world’s richest race on turf at Royal Randwick on October 13 when making all to win by a length and a quarter.
Redzel added a further $6.5 million to his prizemoney haul, taking him to second on the list of Australia’s all time leading earners, behind only the great mare, Winx.
In addition, the leading son of Snitzel won the Group 3 Concorde Stakes on his return this Spring for a second year in succession, taking his total to ten Group-race wins (including two Everests).
Redzel has settled into the paddock well at Muskoka Farm, and will be back to target more rices in the Autumn!
Dothraki continues to perform at the elite level, and the now eight-year-old struck for a first success at Group 2 level as he was authoritative in winning the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Stakes over 1200m at Flemington on September 15. The evergreen son of Mossman takes his earnings to just shy of $1.5 million, as he looks to next target success at the lucrative Magic Millions raceday in January.
Triple Crown’s third Carnival horse, Brave Song, landed a first triumph at Stakes level as he burst through for victory in the Listed Caulfield Village takes on October 17, cementing his position as the leading prizemoney earner of his sire, Your Song, with $344,000 banked to date.
It was a Stakes victory that Brave Song had been threatening throughout the Spring, with placed efforts both and Group 3 and Listed level prior to his breakthrough success.
In total, Triple Crown horses earned almost $7 million in Stakes over the Spring Carnival, with Redzel confirming his position as the land’s leading sprinter once more.
POETIC CHARMER led from start to finish in Canterbury’s final race of the evening on Friday, bringing up an amazing treble on the night for Triple Crown Syndications and our owners.
Reelem In Ruby got the ball rolling in Race 3, as she stormed home in the 1200m 3YO Maiden Handicap, and that success was quickly followed by Wooshka in the following race, the BenchMark 70 Handicap for the fillies and mares as she clung on for the win having led the field from the off.
Poetic Charmer scored his second career victory in the BenchMark 70 Handicap over 1200m, securing a famous treble at odds of 302/1.
Pierro filly Reelem In Ruby could be a horse to follow through this preparation, as she snatched victory on the line on what was just her second career start. After settling in midfield Ruby took a nice pull into the race and although having the best part of 5 lengths to make up in the straight, she made a surging run under Josh Parr and just held on from the fast-finishing River Bird.
Co-trainer Paul Snowden was delighted with the attitude shown by the Pierro filly, “An extremely good effort,” said Snowden. “She was out on her feet the last 100 yards and she only won because of her desire to win. She’s got a very big heart this filly and has got some talent as we know.”
Wooshka bounced back to form in emphatic style, claiming victory by the narrowest of margins at odds of 34-1. Jumping to the front of proceedings under Corey Brown, Wooshka took control of the race and gave a good kick, just hanging on from the looming Spanish Dream in the dying moments. A filly who will take benefit from the run, hopefully this marks the start of a profitable preparation for the daughter of Written Tycoon.
Poetic Charmer gave his owners slightly less of a fright, as he jumped and led from start to finish in claiming a comfortable victory in the finale.
A brilliant night for all concerned, and congratulations to all winning owners at Canterbury tonight. A fantastic start to the weekend and with some excellent prospects in tomorrow, it might not be over yet!
Thanks to Snowden Racing who prepare our horses each and every time to perfection, and to Josh Parr, Corey Brown and Tommy Berry for some stellar rides!
Photos: Bradley Photographers
TRIPLE CROWN SYNDICATIONS scored a race-to-race double at Canterbury on Friday night, as Wooshka followed in the strides of Reelem In Ruby in taking the 1100m BenchMark 70 Handicap for the fillies
A striking daughter of Written Tycoon, Wooshka jumped, found the front and led all the way over the 6f trip, clinging on to win by a nose from the fast-finishing Spanish Dream.
The four-year-old had been plagued by misfortune this preparation with wet tracks and poor barriers, but the pieces fell into place here as she recorded an excellent victory at odds of $34.
Wooshka last tasted success as a three-year-old, when winning back-to-back races over the festive period, including at Canterbury in January, which prompted a tilt at Group 3 level, and this win was a welcome return to form for the $95,000 Inglis Premier purchase.
A big congratulations to her owners, enjoy your success!
THREE-YEAR-OLD filly Reelem In Ruby scored her first career win at the second time of asking when producing a thrilling turn of foot to win the Maiden Handicap over 1200m at Canterbury on Friday.
By the Champion First-Season Sire Pierro, Reelem In Ruby was unlucky when going down a one and a half length second to Bubbles N Troubles on debut, a race which proved a good form reference heading into this assignment, her first as a three-year-old.
Ruby reels them in! Photo finish with Reelem In Ruby @JoshuaParr8 getting the nose in front to win Canterbury Foodies Markets Hcp #Canterbury @kiaaustralia Night Races for @SnowdenRacing1 @TripleCrownSynd pic.twitter.com/QGxzSYy7TI
— Australian Turf Club (@atc_races) November 16, 2018
And she duly delivered as the £2.70 favourite, with Josh Parr producing her for a run down the outside to get up by a nose. Off a fast early tempo, Ruby settled in midfield and had the best part of seven lengths to make up entering the straight, but when given clear air she rattled home and held off the late run of River Bird in a three-way-go for the line.
Victory sees her owners collect a winners’ cheque of $22,000, as well as a valuable BOBS Bonus injection up to $19,250, which can be doubled up for the purpose of further purchases in the racing industry.
Congratulations to her owners on a fine success – an exciting preparation in store for this talented filly!
TWO-TIME Everest Champion Redzel will face 13 rivals as he looks to defend his title in the Group 1 VRC Sprint at Flemington on Saturday and become the first horse since Black Caviar to win the coveted sprint back-to-back.
Melbourne Cup winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy takes his customary position in the saddle for the leading son of Snitzel, who as markets opened was the $5 favourite for the race alongside Sydney Stakes winner Pierata.
Redzel backed up his historic first Everest win in 2017 with victory down the Flemington straight a month later, with the race then known as the Darley Classic, and will jump from barrier 8 in a bid to repeat the feat on Saturday as he looks to claim his third Group 1 success.
Redzel became the second highest earning horse in Australian racing as he took victory for his second Everest, and will take is prizemoney total to just shy of $16 million with a win in the Group 1 feature sprint.
Co-trainer Peter Snowden has been happy with Redzel’s progress since he conquered Everest once again on October 13.
“He’s come through his Everest win really well,” said Snowden. “He’s been bright in his work and still looks fantastic in himself.
“He backed up really well in this race last time and his preparation for this has been spot on. He worked well Tuesday and his trial was just what we wanted so I’m very happy with the horse.
“He’s a professional when it comes to travelling now so he’ll settle in quickly at Melbourne and I’m looking forward to another good run on Saturday.”
TRIPLE CROWN SYNDICATIONS will be represented at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day by Stakes winner Brave Song, as he takes on the Listed MSS Security Stakes down the straight over 1200m.
A winner on his last start at Caulfield as he landed the Listed Village Stakes, Brave Song arrives in fine form as he looks to cap a wonderful preparation with victory on the biggest stage of all.
In five starts this preparation Brave Song has struck for two wins, including first up down the Flemington straight, and two further placed efforts at Group 3 and Listed company, cementing his position as the leading son of Widden Stud’s Your Song with earnings of $340,720.
Drawn barrier 14 for Tuesday’s assignment, in form jockey James McDonald stays in the saddle, with Peter Snowden expecting Brave Song to be competitive once more.
“He’s got a great chance today,” said Snowden. “He’s had a great preparation. He’s got experience down the straight which is going to help.
“He’s been up for a while but he’s still in great order. I’m very happy with him and he’s there to run well again today.”
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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Photo: Bradley Photographers
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