TAB has secured arguably Australia’s most exciting sprinter, Lost And Running, as its representative in this year’s $15 million TAB Everest.
Trained by John O’Shea, the four-year-old gelding has raced just seven times for six wins and a narrow second placing, with his most recent start producing a dynamic win in the Listed Luskin Star Stakes on May 15.
Even though that was his first start at Black Type level, the son of Per Incanto occupies a place on the $11 fourth line of betting in TAB’s Everest market, which is headed by Nature Strip at $4.50.
Tabcorp Managing Director Wagering and Media, Adam Rytenskild said; “We are delighted to have secured the services of Australia’s most exciting sprinter for what has rapidly risen to become the world’s richest and most competitive sprint race.
“TAB is proud to have been associated with the Everest since the first running and think we have secured the right horse to win it. We look forward to sharing the ride with our customers as we count down to the big race at Randwick on October 16.”
John O’Shea said; “I’m honoured to be partnering with TAB for this year’s TAB Everest. TAB is the lifeblood of our industry, so you feel as if you’re giving something back to an organisation that effectively keeps our industry afloat.
“Lost And Running is far and away the best sprinter I have trained and the group who own him have owned some serious racehorses over their time, but I’ve never seen a group of people so excited when we announced we’d teamed with TAB for this year’s The Everest.”
LOST AND RUNNING STATS & BIO
Trainer: John O’Shea
Age/ Sex: 4yo Gelding
Sire: Per Incanto
Purchase price: $40,000 at 2018 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale
Career: 7 starts; 6 wins, 1 second.
$4.50 Nature Strip
$6.00 Classique Legend
$8.00 Masked Crusader
$11 LOST AND RUNNING
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