Oh What A Week

Everyone enters racehorse ownership with dreams of competing on the big stage and in the big races. Well they don’t come any bigger than Group 1’s and The Everest all in the space of four days. Two sets of Triple Crown owners had the thrills of their lives when their respective horses lined up and performed outstandingly well last week in the Group 1 Thousand Gunieas and then the $15m The Everest.

Firstly, the team’s focus was down in Melbourne at Caulfield as Revolutionary Miss tackled the Group 1 Thousand Guineas for 3yo fillies. As was the unfortunate theme of the week, she had drawn a wide barrier and was forced to take the scenic route home covering plenty of extra ground whilst the eventual winner, Madame Pommery was expertly guided up the inside by James McDonald. Revolutionary Miss was both tough and tenacious as she closed hard to finish an exciting second. Incredibly, this was the second time she has finished second in a Group 1 at Caulfield, having also finished second (by a nose) as a 2yo in the Group 1 Blue Diamond.

Those two Group 1 placings along with her Group 2 win in the Blue Diamond Prelude have seen her career earnings climb to $712,275 so far and have also skyrocketed her residual value for her owners post racing. Revolutionary Miss was selected and purchased by Triple Crown’s Chris & Michael Ward for $195,000 from China Horse Club in the Sledmere Stud draft at the 2021 Magic Millions sale.

Revolutionary Miss owners celebrate after winning the Neds Blue Diamond Prelude (F) at Caulfield Racecourse on February 12, 2022 in Caulfield, Australia. (George Salpigtidis/Racing Photos)

Then the week somehow managed to go to another level after yet again another huge build up to The Everest back in Sydney at Royal Randwick. Racing NSW and The ATC do an outstanding job in promoting this race and indeed the whole day where we experienced a huge crowd of 47,000 people with an energy pulsating through the track like no other day. After winning the first two editions of The Everest with Redzel, the Triple Crown team was fortunate enough to be back with their fourth runner in the race’s six year history and attempting to win it for a third occasion. Giga Kick proved to be a touch too good on the day but we couldn’t have been prouder of Mazu’s huge run. He had drawn barrier 11 in the spectacular drone light show earlier in the week and we knew that he would need some luck early in the race to give him a chance of winning against the enormous talent assembled for the race. Unfortunately, that luck deserted him, and he too had to circle the field and was incredibly brave to fight on and finish in third place, less than a length behind the winner. The owners were fully aware of the quality of performance that Mazu just produced and celebrated like winners when it was confirmed that he had clinched third ahead of Nature Strip.

In doing so, Mazu won a further $1,4000,000 in prizemoney to take his career tally to $3,366,850 so far. Mazu was selected and purchased by Triple Crown’s Chris & Michael Ward for $180,000 from Parsons Creek at the 2020 Inglis Classic sale.

Mazu owners celebrate winning the Group 1 Doomben 10000. Photo: Darren Winningham

Both Revolutionary Miss and Mazu have a really exciting 12 months ahead starting with Mazu contesting the upcoming $3m Nature Strip Stakes over 1300m at Rosehill.

Congratulations to all of our owners of both horses on an amazing week!