Bivouac claimed a breakthrough G1 victory and a place among a cavalcade of Godolphin stars with a determined victory in Saturday’s G1 Golden Rose at Rosehill.
Pinatubo cemented his position as Europe’s top two-year-old as he stormed to a stunning nine-length victory in the G1 Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh, Ireland, on Sunday, 15 September.
Journeyman was demoted to second by the stewards for causing interference in the 10-furlong G3 Canadian Derby on dirt at Century Mile, Canada, on Sunday, 18 August.
He’s the star of the team, the “old man” of the stable and one of the most capable, durable, versatile and honest horses to have raced in Australia in years. Hartnell, a winner of eight Stakes races and almost $7 million, returns to racing in Saturday’s G2 PB Lawrence Stakes, a traditional spring launch pad, a race he won two years ago and one in which he finished second in 2018.
They all started closer to the bottom of the racing ladder than the top, and they have all graduated to a level that makes them indispensable to the operation of one of Australia’s biggest industries. Johan Petzer, the Chairman of Stewards, Thoroughbred Racing South Australia and the Chairman of the Awards judging panel is a big supporter of the awards.
A glorious Australian racing season ended this week with Godolphin in uncharted territory and with head trainer James Cummings having prepared an all-time national record of 62 Stakes winners for the year.