Whilst all of our major staying races are being stolen by overseas horses or overseas bred horses imported to Australia, our sprinting stars got a clean sweep in the Darley Classic at Flemington yesterday leaving the Irish horse Slade Power in their wake.
The race was the horse equivalent of the Olympic 100 metres final being a match race between our top sprinting stars and the Irish contender for the title.
Whilst Slade Power is a superb looking stallion who was on his toes in the yard and more than looked to be up to the challenge, he was no match for Australia’s sprinting champions when it came to the race.
Our sprinting stars have restored some dignity to our spring racing season and to the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Good on ‘ya!