Promising David Hayes trained colt, Zoushack, is set to race in the 1000-metre, $125,000 Victory Vein Plate, this Saturday, The Everest Day, at Sydney’s Royal Randwick after winning its latest barrier trial at Warwick Farm on Monday morning.
This Saturday, Randwick hosts the second running of the ‘world’s richest race on turf’ – The Everest. Four runners in the prestigious event are trained by the miRunners trainers, Kris Lees (3) and David Hayes (1), while miRunners trainers Bjorn Baker and Gai Waterhouse / Adrian Bott have horses running on the day.
Zoushack’s sire Zoustar has already in 2018 excitingly sired the winner of the $2m Magic Millions two-year-old race with Sunlight.
This barrier trial for Zoushack comes off the back of another impressive trial for the bay colt from Baramul Stud on Tuesday last week.
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Zoushack gained valuable experience lining up for his second barrier trial in 7 days under talented apprentice Jockey Fred Kersley. This time over 894 meters on a chopped-up, rain-soaked Warwick Farm Racecourse.
The son of Zoustar went forward early on, led the entire trial and edged clear to win by 1.5 lengths over the Peter & Paul Snowden trained Sedona and Gary Portelli trained Disruptor.
Kersley said post-race: “He’s taken a lot of improvement from that trial last Tuesday, obviously with the blinkers on today. He surprised me how switched on he was with them.
“The good fact is he was able to come back through the mid stages and settle beautifully.
“He is still very green on the Sydney leg but, when I asked him to extend, he really found it for me.
“He definitely got to the line with a whole heap of petrol still in the tank. Pleasing signs and heading in the right direction.”
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Zoushack was named in June this year after a public name nominations followed by owner voting.
Sydney Morning Herald racing journalist Chris Roots also wrote about Zoushack recently.
Roots says, “There is a good deal of optimism from miRunners about the Zoustar two-year-old Zoushack, which is being prepared by the Lindsay Park team.
“The innovative miRunners allows people to get into a horse at a small cost by splitting the ownership into 1000 shares.
miRunners have two thoroughbreds with units currently available you can buy into. These fillies are trained by Bjorn Baker and Tony Gollan.
If you’d like to get a taste of the miRunners ownership experience, we will be running a complimentary event from 5.15pm on Wednesday 24 October, where you can meet and hear from leading trainer Bjorn Baker, meet the beautiful Rubick x Slainte he is training, meet other owners as we host you after the final race of the day at Warwick Farm Racecourse & Inglis Riverside Stables Complex. You can register for this event below.