Saturday 15th October 2022 saw the stable have four runners on three different tracks. Having a runner in the Everest has been such a significant highlight for the stable, we wish to thank Joyful Fortune’s Owners in Derek Tam and Peter Coffey for the opportunity to be a part of this fabulous new concept in racing. The week- long events and media coverage have culminated and now the big day is here.
The stables first runner for the day was Irish Import, Iowa (Galilleo/Bridal Dance). Raced by Darby Syndications, he journeyed to Newcastle to compete in Race 1, The Hunter in November Maiden Plate over 2350m. From the moment he jumped from barrier 2 and took up the lead on the fence, he controlled the race. With his superior staying prowess on display, he led all the way to win by more than 4 lengths when he and rider, Rory Hutchins crossed the line.
The second and final winner of the day was a deserved one when A Very Fine Red (Deep Field/Italian Storm) took out the listed Alinghi Stakes at Caulfield over 1100m. A great ride by Jockey Josh Parr saw her nail Shalstar (Shalaa/Dual Star) right on the line. Although Shalstar was gallant in defeat, owners Steve and Jenny Summers had waited patiently to avenge A Very Fine Red’s narrow loss in the Red Roses a year ago, and today she delivered.
Congratulations to both of our ownership groups and their connections.
Nb: Iowa Photo Courtesy of Bradley Photographers
A Very Fine Red Photo Courtesy of Grant Courtney