Magician wins G1 Irish 2,000 Guineas
May 25, 2013
Magician today won the Group 1 Irish 2,000 Guineas by three-and-a-half lengths, wearing the Triabit, for father-and-som team Aidan and Joseph O'Brien at The Curragh.
Coming off his strong win in the Dee Stakes, Magician was confidently ridden and just too strong for the rest of the field. Joseph O'Brien commented after the race how well the horse travelled and that he was not worried through the whole race.
Tweet wins Coolmore Woodlands Stakes
May 18, 2013
Ridden by Peter Robl, and trained by Grahame Begg, Tweet today won the $140,000 Listed Coolmore Woodlands Stakes at Scone wearing the Triabit.
Dear Demi wins G3 Doomben Roses
May 18, 2013
Dear Demi today won the $175,000 Doomben Roses, wearing the Triabit. Dear Demi's run in the Triabit has been outstanding, with her career earnings now approaching $1.5M. Gondokoro ran a gutsy second to complete a Triabit quinella.
With regular rider Jim Cassidy not available, Dear Demi was ridden by Luke Nolen, who showed great patience in the race after starting from barrier 16. Nolen commented on how well Dear Demi was able to accelerate at the end of the race to come away with the win the Group 3 event.
Trainer Clarry Conners is likely to set Dear Demi for the G1 Queensland Oaks in two weeks' time.
Solzhenitsyn wins G3 Lord Mayor's Cup
May 18, 2013
Starting favourite, Solzhenitsyn today won the Group 3 Lord Mayor's Cup, wearing the Triabit. In a thrilling duel down the straight, Solzhenitsyn was able to wear down Transporter in the straight to claim the win.
Beautifully ridden by Michael Rodd, the Robert Heathcote trained Solzehenitsyn showed his class in this race and will now likely be set for the $1M G1 Stradbroke Handicap over 1,400 metres in three week's time.
Platelet wins G1 Goodwood
May 11, 2013
Platelet, wearing the Triabit, today won her second Group 1 event in as many weeks, taking out the $500,000 Goodwood at Morphetville today.
Despite her impressive last start Group 1 win (in the Robert Sangster Stakes), PLatelet went out at odds of 10/1. Eve though she was meeting some her rivals much worse at the weights in this race, the Darren Weir-trained sprinter produced a fantastic surge to overcome the rest of the field, including hot favourite Moment Of Change (trained by Peter Moody).
Magician wins G3 Dee Stakes
May 10, 2013
Wearing the Triabit, Magician (trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by Ryan Moore) stormed home as 13/8 favourite in the Dee Stakes today at Chester to win comfortably by four lengths.
Moore said that the son of Galileo felt relaxed and quickened very well when asked. Magician is now likely to be set for the Epsom Derby.
Banca Mo wins Warrnambool Cup
May 02, 2013
Continuing a great day for the Triabit at Warrnambool, Banca Mo today won the Listed $200,000 Warrnambool Cup, for trainers David and Scott Brunton, and apprentice jockey Ben Knobel.
Starting as $3.70 favourite, Ben Knobel explained that the horse was able to kick clear of his rivals to go on and win by more than five lengths. Bought for just $2,100, Banca Mo has now won $446,000 in prize money, with 11 wins from 21 starts.
Banna Strand wins Grand Annual
May 02, 2013
After making headlines around the world last year (for jumping into the crowd), Banna Strand was a completely different horse this year, winning the $250,000 Grand Annual Steeplechase wearing the Triabit.
For New Zealand trainer John Wheeler (who has trained 25 Group 1 winners on the flat in Australia), this was his fifth Grand Annual win. Banna Strand, the only horse in the race wearing the Triabit, sat at the tail of the field for most of the 5,500 metre race, before coming home under the guidance of jockey Gavin Bedggood to nab the win in the last 50 metres of the race.