$501 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
Deposit $50, Bet with $200*
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in Free Bonus Bets!*
$600 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, deposit $400 & receive $600 in Free Bonus Bets!*
Deposit $50, Bet with $200
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in bonus bets. That's $200 to bet with!*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonuses*
$502 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $502 in bonuses*
Deposit $100, Bet with $350
Sign-up, deposit $100 & receive $250 in bonus bets. That's $350 to bet with!*
$400 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $400 in bonuses*
$250 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $250 in bonuses*
$250 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $250 in bonuses*
$200 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $200 in bonuses*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Ninth Legion will have his 53rd start when he runs in Saturday's Winter Stakes
Image: Steve Hart

When Peter Robl rode Ninth Legion to a winning debut at Canterbury five years ago, the jockey-turned-trainer never envisaged he would still have a connection to the durable gelding.

“He was a nice horse from the day he raced but I never thought he’d be racing as a rising eight-year-old, nor did I ever expect I’d be training him as a rising eight-year-old,” Robl said.

“It’s amazing the path our journeys take us on.”

Ninth Legion will have his 53rd start when he runs in Saturday’s Listed Winter Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill.

Robl’s most memorable moment riding Ninth Legion unfolded when they won the Group Two Villiers Stakes in December 2013.

Two years later Ninth Legion was among the first batch of horses he trained after he was transferred from Hawkes Racing by Robl’s major backer Segenhoe Stud.

“He’s been a terrific horse for me. I’ve won a Group Two on him and a trained him to win a couple of Listed races in the twilight of his career,” Robl said.”

Providing Rosehill remains in the good to soft range on Saturday, Ninth Legion and stablemate Centre Pivot will both line up in the feature race.

Robl is hoping predictions of fine weather from Thursday onwards are accurate because neither horse is suited by wet tracks.

Ninth Legion has only had one start this preparation and finished 12 lengths last on heavy ground in the Listed Winter Dash at Randwick on June 24, an outcome that didn’t surprise Robl.

“He’s done that on several occasions,” he said.

“The race before he won the Eye Liner (last year) he got beaten 14 lengths on a heavy at Rosehill.

“He’s a temperamental old bugger but if it’s a four or five on Saturday he’s good enough to be competitive.”

The Randwick was also confident six-year-old Centre Pivot could make amends for a disappointing ninth in the Listed Civic Stakes at Rosehill on July 1 if conditions allowed.

“He’s got no confidence on a slow track and he also lost a plate, which didn’t do him any favours,” Robl said.

“If the track is good, he’s the better of my two chances.”

 
Deposit $50, Bet with $200
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in bonus bets. That's $200 to bet with!*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available on every online bookmaker on the internet. We...

Would Winx win the Melbourne Cup?

We take a look at the stats, figures and history of the Melbourne Cup to see if Champion mare Winx...

Damien Oliver

Star jockey cops lengthy ban

Champion jockey Damien Oliver will miss the first $1 million race of the new racing season after being handed a...

Crazy bookmaker takes on Winx

One of Australia’s biggest bookmakers is set to take on the Mighty Mare Winx this Saturday in the Group 2...

 
 
 

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