Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
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: Steve Hart
Destiny's Kiss is a stayer in every sense of the word

Destiny’s Kiss is a stayer in every sense of the word.

The nine-year-old’s enthusiasm for racing continues unabated as Joe Pride’s stable stalwart prepares for his 10th campaign since his first start at Geelong in 2011.

Destiny’s Kiss had a relaxed trial at Warwick Farm on Friday when Pride saw enough to confirm the gelding would return in Saturday’s Group Three Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m).

“He doesn’t really warm up until 2400 metres but there’s not many places you can go with an old horse like him,” Pride said.

“He’s got a Group Two rating but he’s never been effective at that level so it makes it hard.”

After the Hawkesbury meeting, Pride would like to take Destiny’s Kiss to Queensland for the second time after he was unplaced in the Group Three JRA Cup at Doomben in 2016.

“He’s never been a horse that’s been able to travel but if I can get him fit down here I’d love to get him up there for one race,” he said.

The target is the Group Two Brisbane Cup (2200m) at Doomben on June 9.

“He’s weighted out of Listed level but if we got a wet track up there it might be a nice race for him,” he said.

At his most recent and 80th start, Destiny’s Kiss finished third in the Listed Australia Day Cup (2400m) which boosted his career earnings to $1.92 million.

“He’s never performed above Listed grade and yet his record in Listed races is amazing. He’s won nine Cups,” Pride said.

Destiny’s Kiss had a tune-up over 1200m on Friday.

“He looked great, he’s just an old marvel. He’s a neat, lightly framed horse who doesn’t put much pressure on his legs and he’s got a great mind for it,” Pride said.

“He really is an exception to the rule, you just don’t get horses like him that can survive in Sydney for this long. He’s just so consistent.”

*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...

Queensland jockey banned for 4 years on drug charges

North Queensland jockey Mark Elliott has been disqualified for four years after his sixth positive random test to cannabis in...

Likely Blue Diamond Stakes Field – 2020

The 2020 Blue Diamond Stakes will be run this Saturday at Caulfield racecourse with $1.5m in prize money on offer...

Alligator Blood wins thrilling battle with Catalyst

The clash between Queensland star Alligator Blood and New Zealander Catalyst has lived up to the hype with the pair...

Fans flock to see champion Black Caviar

Black Caviar has dragged the Flemington crowd from the grandstands at her first race track appearance since her retirement after...

Victorian trainer hit with horse welfare charges

Victorian trainer Mark Sues has been charged with failing to provide proper and sufficient nutrition and appropriate veterinary treatment to...

Horse scratched because the owner thought it was dead

We have lost the big million dollar races at Warwick Farm this afternoon, but we have NOT lost high stakes...

Trainer charged over Melbourne Cup day stomach-tubing

Victorian trainer Richard Laming and two stablehands have been charged for stomach-tubing a horse on race day. Racing Victoria stewards...

Melbourne Cup winning trainer’s torture case moved

Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir and others accused of torturing horses and corrupt betting have won a bid to move...

Bill Vlahos and his multi-million dollar lie

Bill Vlahos built an elaborate betting system for horse racing and it was a multi-million dollar lie. The Melbourne racing...

The Everest winner Yes Yes Yes retired

Star colt Yes Yes Yes has been retired with a tendon injury ending his career. The winner of the $14...

Talented sprinter suffers fatal fall at Randwick

Talented sprinter from the Gary Portelli yard Ronstar has sadly suffered a fatal fall at Randwick. Ronstar clipped heels near...

Danny Nikolic denied Queensland jockey’s licence

Controversial former jockey Danny Nikolic has lost his bid for a riding licence in Queensland. The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission...

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.