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
David Pfieffer has landed his first Group One win after I Am Excited claimed a thrilling Galaxy at Rosehill

I Am Excited has delivered David Pfieffer his first Group One win in a thrilling finish to The Galaxy at Rosehill.

But the Warwick Farm trainer admitted there was also a strange feeling to the biggest victory of his career, with no crowds or owners allowed on course for Saturday’s Golden Slipper meeting because of the restrictions on mass gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s a strange feeling, it feels like we’re at the barrier trials to tell the truth,” Pfieffer said.

“It’s hard to go over the top about it but it will sink in, I suppose, sooner or later.”

That’s not to say Pfieffer was not thrilled to get the monkey off his back with a Group One success after 12 years of training.

I Am Excited, with Tim Clark aboard, came from midfield and drove through nearest to the inside in the straight, getting home in a three-way finish to beat leader Miss Leonidas by a half-head.

Tofane made her charge between that pair to finish another head away third.

Stewards reprimanded Miss Leonidas’ jockey Billy Egan for failing to ride the mare out right to the post but ruled it would not have affected the result.

“It was a great win, I didn’t know whether to go the early crow or not because it was quite tight at the finish,” Pfieffer said.

“I was confident that the horse was going probably the best of her career. I suppose coming up the inside was probably not the right part of the track but she toughed it right out.

“It’s my first Group One and hopefully it’s not my last.

“I’ve been training 12 years so it’s been a while coming. I’ve had runners in Group Ones and run placings and so forth, but getting that first win is very special.”

While it was Pfieffer’s maiden Group One, Clark notched the 15th of his career in the same race in which he claimed his first 12 years ago on Typhoon Zed and another on Atomic Force three years later.

“The Galaxy was my first Group One and this is my third now so it has been a good race to me,” Clark said.

“I’m very privileged to be able to take it out again.”

*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...

Tasmanian racing to cease immediately

Tasmania has shut down racing as part of the state government’s latest response to the coronavirus pandemic. Premier Peter Gutwein...

Text message sparks plunge, horse unplaced

A text message that circulated through the racing community as well as on Twitter sparked a plunge on a Tony...

Coronavirus pandemic forces G1 winner into retirement

Group One Doncaster Mile winner Brutal has run his last race as a result of the coronavirus pandemic seeing the...

Punters plunge on 3YO’s to win Doncaster Mile

Punters have loaded up on two three-year-olds to win Saturday’s $1.5m Doncaster Mile at Randwick. The John Sargent trained Brandenburg...

Racing Victoria cuts prizemoney

Racing Victoria will cut prize money and stand down staff in a bid to reduce expenditure during the coronavirus pandemic....

Doncaster Mile

The , previously called the Doncaster Handicap, is a race held at during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival each year...

TJ Smith Stakes

The is a race held at in New South Wales during the Autumn Carnival and is one of the feature...

US Hall of Fame jockey tests positive for coronavirus

United States Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating. Castellano tested positive...

Anti-horse racing activists send “fraudulent” text message

Anti-horse racing activists have sent out “fraudulent” text message appear to be from Queensland Health calling for Prime Minister Scott...

Watch: Unbelievable win by first starter

Racing fans will be hard pressed to see a more impressive win than that of Befana at the Sunshine Coast...

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.