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!
Massive Odds on All Races!
Sign-up and start betting with PlayUp in 2 minutes!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Search
 
Image: Bruno Cannatelli

It took the combined efforts of a great trainer and a great jockey to finally put an end to the unbeaten run of Hong Kong’s Champion race-horse Golden Sixty in the Group 1 Steward’s Cup.

The Francis Lui trained son of Medaglia D’oro was bidding for a record equalling seventeen wins in a row, which would have emulated the feat of the mighty Silent Witness, but, after nearly nine hundred days without tasting defeat, Waikuku upstaged the champion under a superb ride by Zac Purton for trainer John Size.

It was Waikuku’s second victory in the Steward’s Cup and it gave Size his seventh success in the race while Purton took out the Steward’s Cup for the third time.

“I was really happy with the way the race was run, I was in a lovely rhythm and I knew he was going to give me a kick but with Golden Sixty in the race, you’re never home until you pass the post.”

“He’s run many horses down the last few years, he’s a champion and obviously the race wasn’t run to suit him today,” said Purton.

Size, for his part, was very happy about the way the race had panned out.

“It was easy to watch because he was more or less at the leader’s quarters, like trackwork. It looked good in the run. I was very comfortable with the way it was unfolding,” said Size.

“The horse has trained up very well since the beginning of the season. He’s done everything correctly. He hasn’t had a moments’ problem and he’s kept on improving as every month has passed. “So, to get a nice run like that today, he was able to capitalise on it and kick on and win the race.”

Golden Sixty will now move on to tackle either the Group 1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup or the Group 1 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup (2000m).

 
*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...

Doomben 10,000 results and replay – 2022

View the results and replay for the 2022 Doomben 10,000. The Doomben 10,000 was raced at Doomben racecourse on Saturday,...

SA Derby results and replay – 2022

View the results and replay for the 2022 SA Derby. The SA Derby was raced at Morphettville racecourse on Saturday,...

Andrew Ramsden Stakes results and replay – 2022

View the results and replay for the 2022 Andrew Ramsden Stakes. The Andrew Ramsden Stakes was raced at Flemington racecourse...

Verry Elleegant to race on in France

Verry Elleegant remains a chance to contest this year’s Arc de Triomphe after Thursday night’s shock announcement that she would be...

Watch 📺 Jockey gets race distance wrong, hit with two month suspension

Victorian jockey Michael Py has received a two month suspension after pushing his horse out in the first lap of...

Watch 📺 Robbie Dolan impresses judges on The Voice Australia

Group One winning jockey Robbie Dolan has impressed three judges on The Voice Australia, making it through to the second...

Punter on twitter lands life changing bets

A punter on twitter has collected a life changing amount after landing multiple bets at Albany. The punter @nickcat7 placed...

Champion mare Verry Elleegant could be retired

A decision on the future of glamour mare Verry Elleegant is imminent with trainer Chris Waller set to meet with her owners...

Watch 📺 The best thing beaten you will ever see

‘The best thing beaten you will ever see in a race.’ That was the race caller’s comment after Go Wandji...

Star mare dies of heart attack

Multiple Group Two winning mare Libertini has sadly passed away this morning after suffering a heart attack. Libertini a three-time...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

 
 

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.