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: AAP
Mustajeer has sold to Richard Pegum for $320,000 through the Inglis Digital

Prominent racehorse owner Richard Pegum has secured a 25 per cent share in leading Caulfield and Melbourne Cups contender Mustajeer for $320,000.

The share was offered by Irish operation Gaelic Bloodstock through Inglis Online with Pegum announced as the successful bidder on Wednesday.

Mustajeer, a last-start winner of the prestigious Ebor Handicap at York, is rated $13 with TAB Fixed Odds for the 2019 Caulfield Cup and $18 for the 2019 Melbourne Cup.

He has been transferred to Newcastle trainer Kris Lees after Australian Bloodstock bought a controlling interest in the stayer.

Pegum said the opportunity to buy into a world-class stayer guaranteed a Caulfield Cup start on October 19 was too good to refuse.

“To purchase an in-form horse for a big race this close to the race, it’s very exciting,” Pegum said.

“I’ve been able to buy many horses before but this is one of the most well credentialled imports I’ve ever bought.”

Gaelic Bloodstock’s Phil Burns said wished the new owner the best of luck.

“Thanks to Inglis for getting the job done,”he said.

“It’s been a seamless process as a vendor and we’re absolutely delighted with the result.

“I’d like to wish the new owner all the best in this new investment. Mustajeer has provided us with so many amazing memories and I sincerely hope he can come out and win the two big Cups in Australia in coming weeks so they can enjoy the thrills we have enjoyed with him.”

Lees oversaw Mustajeer’s gallop on Wednesday at the Werribee quarantine centre with race jockey Damien Oliver aboard.

“We’re in with a live chance I feel. He’s coming out of the right form race and he’s settled into Australia quite well,” Lees said.

“He worked well, he’s very clean-winded, he’s a fit horse and in terrific order.”

Mustajeer will leave Werribee on Saturday and have his final lead-up gallop on Tuesday at Caulfield where he will be based for the rest of his Melbourne campaign.

Inglis Digital business manager Nick Melmeth was thrilled with the outcome.

“This was new territory for thoroughbred sales in this part of the world, to be selling a quarter share in a genuine Caulfield and Melbourne Cups contender, in early October, online,” Melmeth said.

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. Tโ€™s & Cโ€™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...

Rothfire’s racing career in doubt

Star Queensland gelding Rothfire may not race again after suffering a serious injury in the Golden Rose on Saturday. Rothfire...

Russian Camelot lives up to the hype

Danny O’Brien branded rising star Russian Camelot as the best horse he had trained after his commanding win in the...

Racing twitter fuming over Melbourne Cup weight penalty

Racing fans on twitter are fuming after a European stayer received a hefty weight penalty which would secure the horse...

Punter eyeing $340,000 collect on The Everest

A TAB punter is hoping that the Joe Pride-trained Eduardo can secure a slot in the worldโ€™s richest race on...

Multiple G1 winning jockey to retire early

Group One-winning jockey James Winks has announced his retirement from the saddle on medical advice. The 36-year-old revealed the news...

Racing Victoria wants to ban the whip

Racing Victoria has announced today that it is seeking national action on a whip reform in Australian thoroughbred racing prior...

Watch ๐Ÿ“บ Terry Bailey calls an absolute howler

Race caller Terry Bailey will be wishing he could have his time again after going the early crow with confidence...

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.