The promising galloper, Milwaukee snared the $150,000 Rich Enuff at Woodside Park Stud Bendigo Guineas with plenty in reserve, comfortably beating Sword Of Light, who nosed out the fast-finishing Kazio.
Part-owned by Rupert Legh, Milwaukee wears the famous racing colours of Chautauqua, who won his third T.J. Smith Stakes at Randwick only twenty minutes earlier. The colours of navy blue with a gold lightning bolt took the lead throughout the race to score an important win for the son of Fastnet Rock.
Being an impressive yearling, with a purchase price of $300,000, the win took Milwaukee’s earnings to about $120,000, but more importantly a promise of much more to come.
Representing trainer Mike Moroney on track, Greg Hoysted said he thought the best was yet to come from the gelding.
‘’He’s really strengthened up and matured as a racehorse since his last campaign,’’ Hoysted explained.
‘’He lost his way a bit in his first preparation, but this time around he is more mature.’’
Jockey Patrick Moloney agreed that Milwaukee has a big future ahead of him now he has had time to develop.
“All intentions were to lead on him, I knew he could sustain a strong gallop in front so from the 600 metre mark the plan was to crank it up. That was the winning move. I think he’s just going to keep evolving as a racehorse as he gets older, he’s a big kid who’s still a little bit green.”
Sponsored by Woodside Park Stud, Rich Enuff is returning to Victoria this breeding season after a very successful debut at Glenlogan Park Stud.
Written Tycoon’s highest rated and best-looking son, he received great support from Queensland breeders with a very nice book of fast city winning mares.
“We are very excited that Rich Enuff will have the opportunity to cover the same mares Written Tycoon did in his stand out breeding season, with that crop producing champions Capitalist, Winning Rupert and Luna Rossa.” Woodside Park Stud’s Matt Tillett remarks.
“Victorian breeders will be breeding off the back off this crop, so when they sell their yearlings, Rich Enuff will already have a number of two year old winners from these fast tough Queensland mares.”
Rich Enuff burst onto the scene as a three-year-old winning the Group 2 Danehill Stakes down the famous Straight Six at Flemington, stopping the clock at 1:08.13 in the fastest ever recorded time at this track and distance by a three year old.
“A physically outstanding looking horse, he steals the show when ever he gets the chance to parade and we hope he can achieve the same brilliant success in the breeding barn.”