Capitalist is the first colt ever to win the Gr1 Golden Slipper Stakes 1200m and restricted listed Magic Million 2YO Classic 1200m, having previously won the restricted listed Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic 1100m and the pre-Christmas listed Breeders’ Plate of 1000m.
The Royal Blue of Godolphin Darley has again presented the Australian thoroughbred breeding industry with a quality array of five new sires standing across Kelvinside in the Hunter Valley and Northwood Park, Victoria.
Things were also happening off track in Melbourne, largely unreported, as former Racing Victoria chairman David Moodie, going to the Supreme Court to challenge Victoria’s independent Integrity Commissioner Sal Perna’s findings.
If things don’t improve, The Everest will simply be a very lucrative but very humdrum Group 1 sprint, with nothing really special about it other than the prizemoney. If that happens, then the whole concept of The Everest has to be brought into question.