Aug 06, 2018

Photo courtesy of Trackside Photography.

New Horizons broke his maiden status in fine style, when winning the 1200m G&S Plumbing Group Maiden Handicap at the Sunshine Coast. After jumping well from a middle gate, jockey Tegan Harrison continued to move forward and although initially wide, was eventually was able to settle outside the leader. Travelling well turning for home he was able to put paid to his rivals when asked to go, to win by a healthy one and a quarter lengths.

"Being by Frankel, out of a Group winning mare, this fellow is really bred in the purple and we are thankful to Paul Fudge from Waratah Thoroughbreds for giving us the opportunity to train him and also very happy for them in winning another race, as they are great supporters of ours. Although bred to stay, we have been training him quite differently to what he has probably been used to, keeping his work short and sharp and freshness in his legs. So far this has been working extremely well and as such we will keep it going. The way forward is small steps, so we will just allow him to progress through the grades for now. A special thanks to Andy, Brooke and all the staff at the Brisbane stable who have done a wonderful job with him." Commented Chris Meagher