Our last Sydney runner, Lavish Empire (Spieth/Kissame Mucho) gave us the fairy tale ending we all wanted by taking out the last race of the day at Warwick Farm Wednesday 17th May 2023.
Jockey Josh Parr, there for our first city winner back in 2017 was fittingly still there for our last city runner in 2023. After jumping well from Barrier 14, positioned himself mid-field two off the fence. Allowing the speed to be contested upfront, Josh kept his mount comfortable in running. At the turn, as the field strung out, Lavish empire responded to Josh’s urgings to accelerate. Finding clear passage, he came charging down the straight to nab the leaders at the 50m mark, coming away with the impressive win.
Congratulations to the Owners, Vince and Maria Ferraro of Capri Racing and all of the connections. A deserved win for both horse and Owners.
Nb: Photos Courtesy of Bradley Photographers