Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: RacingNSW
Zelago was an impressive trial winner at Canberra earlier this month

At Wagga today a 2YO named Zelago should be winning.

And when he does, there may be a couple of peeps in this world kicking themselves.

Zelago (Delago Deluxe-Ze Choice) is on debut for trainer Barb Joseph and her co-training sons Paul and Matt.

You would need to watch a lot of video of trials to see a juvenile trial better than this bloke recently at Canberra.

Watch his trial here

He looks fast and very strong and certainly city grade – perhaps even beyond that.

But while all that is great pending news for the 2YO gelding’s owners who paid the king’s ransom of just $20,000 for him at the Inglis Classic Sale last year.

That’s because it seems this big boy was a deliberate planned mating.

A group of blokes called the Delago Deluxe Syndicate, purchased his mother, Ze Choice back in 2013 when she was in foal to All American.

Ze Choice is by Redoute’s Choice from the well bred mare Zeparty.

The syndicate bought her to presumably help along their South African Gr 1 winning import, called Delago Deluxe, knowing this mare’s winning family would make a great match for their new boy.

They were giving him a helping hand in the barn and so paid $35,000 to secure the mare.

She gave birth to her All American baby, a filly they sold for $30,000. She never won a race but placed a few times.

However, when she visited her ‘arranged marriage’ with Delago Deluxe, she gave birth to another filly now named Miss Delago Rose. The syndicate sold her at the Melbourne Inglis Yearling Sale for $80,000.

Then she went back to her beau, and this time the union produced yet another filly which sold at the same Melbourne Yearling Sale for $42,000.

That’s already a good profit margin.

So again she went back to the same well, Delago Deluxe, and in 2016 Zelago was born. He was the first colt from her born.

But then something happened. The syndicate put Ze Choice up for sale and she went for the paltry sum of $9,000 at a Broodmare Sale in the middle of 2017.

They still had the baby, but decided to sell him at that 2018 Inglis Classic Sale and, well, they no longer have this bloke nor his mum.

Now, to be fair, they made a good ROI – remember they purchased the mare in foal for $35,000 and with all the subsequent sales, their net return was $181,000!

But if I’m right about Zelago, they may well have let this foal and the mare go too soon.

Zelago races in the first at Wagga – let’s all tune in and watch with renewed interest.

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Cox Plate results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Cox Plate. The Cox Plate was raced at Moonee Valley racecourse on...

Bossy thinks Sir Dragonet can win the Melbourne Cup

So what happens now? Will Hughie Bowman, who was booked to ride SIR DRAGONET (Camelot-Sparrow) in the Gr 1 Cox...

Punter turns $60 racing multi into $282,861

After waiting for seven weeks, one TAB punter has celebrated today’s racing at Randwick and Caulfield after collecting $282,861.60 from...

Classique Legend lost to Hong Kong

In a bittersweet postscript to The Everest, Classique Legend’s owner Bon Ho has confirmed the horse will head overseas. While...

Verry Elleegant gives Chris Waller his first Caulfield Cup

Australia’s premier trainer Chris Waller and jockey Mark Zahra landed their first Caulfield Cup wins when outstanding five-year-old Verry Elleegant...

Watch 📺 Swooping magpie gets KO’d

At Doomben this afternoon one of the most bizarre things we have seen on the race track happened. A magpie...

Watch 📺 ‘Dickhead’ golfers in a near miss at Ellerslie

A pair of golfers have had been left red-faced after narrowly avoiding being trampled during the Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m)...

Champion mare Winx loses foal

Champion mare Winx has tragically lost her first foal, a filly by super sire I Am Invincible. Trainer Chris Waller...

Cox Plate

The Cox Plate is a prestigious Group 1 race for three year old horses and above. Held under weight for...

Manikato Stakes

The Manikato Stakes is a Group l sprint race and is the one of the premier races of the Spring...

Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup always approaches fast, with the 2020 edition commencing at 3pm, Tuesday 3rd November. The race that stops...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 
Copyright © 2020 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.