Triple Crown in Spring Carnival clean up
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.