A West Australian raid proved a successful one for Awesome John as he ran away with the G2 WA Derby. The victory was aided by a patient steer from hoop William Pike, this allowed the three-year-old run out a strong 2400m. The son of Awesome Rock has had his foot on the till all preparation and thoroughly deserved this victory. An honest gelding with the ability to race consistently at a high level, a horse whom we feel is still yet to reach his ceiling. Awesome John will now fly back to Sydney and likely join stablemates Stroke Of Luck and Andalus in preparations for the QLD Derby.
A huge congratulations to the winning owners: Mr S Saric, Mrs J C Saric, Mr J V Saric, Miss A E Saric, Ms T L Saric, Mrs C Gudelj, Mr V Gudelj, Mrs J Pavlovic, Mr J Pavlovic
We were very proud of Premise who ran a game third in the G1 ATC Oaks. Adding enormous black type to the filly’s profile, this is a massive result for both the ownership group and our Hawkesbury stable. The filly will now head for a short freshen up before a possible tilt at the QLD Oaks. This $90,000 Ready to Run purchase is building an impressive record and developing into first class stayer.
Congratulations to winning connections: Matrix Racing, BCI Racing, Mr PB Duncan, Mr P Paradise, Mr B J Mahon, Healey Bloodstock, Mr R L Charley, Mrs C T Dooner, Mrs M M Bailey, Mr M C Clarkson, Mr J M Yeldham, Mr A M Rowley-Bates, Mr S J Baldwin, Mr G M Fraser, Postman Racing, Chateau Marmont