Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lonhro: Australian Champion RacehorseLonhro: Australian Champion Racehorse

Jockey Darren Beadman might have been upset that he did not steer the horse to win Lonhro farewell race at Randwick. However, Lonhro not need one more win to prove their ability, a winning strike rate of 74%, the highest among Australian champion racehorses finished his career with. Horse of his nickname as a two-year run of his career from the beginning of the "Black Flash" lived up to the right.

In 1998 Foaled, Lonhro champion Octagonal, Shadea was delivered by outside. Woodlands Stud horse was bred, owned by John Hawkes trained under the watchful eyes. Rosehill Lonhro first film where he is a restricted 2-year-old was second in the race. After a short spell, the horse at a distance of 1100 meters in January 2001 Rosehill impressive margin over a 2 ½-length win his first race. Blue Diamond at Caulfield after prologue, finished two lengths ahead of Neiwand. Blue Diamond Stakes in Melbourne early success has created a custom Lonhro. However, he failed to please the punters, finishing fourth. Another spell followed, after which the spring return to Lonhro 2001 won a long and successful debut for a string of signs.

Lonhro WFA 3 Missile Stakes ended, Sportsbrat losing, only to avenge his defeat at a distance of 1,300 meters WFA Warwick Stakes Group 2 race in a fortnight later. His next start a three-year-old Ming Dynasty Quality at 1400 meters Group 3 had a short half head, holding on to win the listed race since - Heritage Stakes and Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes. Won a series of still his trainer 'Hawkes favorite runner, which 1 winner, was Viscount group did not. The fearless spirit of the horse trading between the best horse in the Caulfield Guineas continued with stunning win. Race in the Cox Plate a minor injury had him miss.

Which lasted for 25 consecutive races soon Lonhro punters became a favorite. Odd on favorite to win the 1200 as the first Group 2 Royal Stakes Lord, 1400 meters after the meter was in Hobartville Stakes. Lonhro a virus that sent him to a spell, only with Darren Beadman in the saddle back up to 1100 meters and a Group 3 Missile Stakes at Rosehill impressive four-length win in the contract. Group 2 Warwick Stakes after a second place, Lonhro Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick in returned to his winning ways with a win. Group 1 George Main Stakes in the 1600 meters, the group 1 Caulfield Stakes in Melbourne after losing a thrilling rematch of the Sunline followed a record time of 2:00:60 to win the battle with a half neck. Following a second place in the Cox Plate, the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington was supported with a victory, Royal Code was getting better.

Autumn is a season of 2003 Lonhro Connection Group 2 Expressway Stakes win an instant, a 3 ½-length victory in the Apollo Stakes will never forget was with the latter. Now it was to win the Group 1 Warwick Farm, Rosehill at the George Ryder Stakes Chipping Norton Stakes win, and after a few weeks with the champion's easy to over 2000 meters Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Satkes your loss Doncaster handicap to compensate for the season before.

As a five-year retirement after much speculation, Lonhro was back in August 2003, the month was also the co-owner Jack Ingham died. Your Weather AJC Warwick Stakes, Chelmsford Stakes, WFA Randwick on George Main Stakes, followed by a rematch with the Grand Army started with a victory. Kinston Town Lonhro to move on after the first horse to be two consecutive wins Caulfield Stakes, beating two length mummify. Cox Plate for the second time eluded Lonhro, finishing third in a race won by Omagh areas.

Lonhro St George Stakes, with a repeat of his 2004 campaign CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield won at the start. Lonhro to his and a Group 1 Australian Cup at Flemington in the Makybe Diva to victory is a star field and mummify involved with beating the likes of Division strongly put any doubts about the rest. Back home in Sydney, Lonhro was close to retirement, ending his unstoppable career specializing in first two races. George Ryder Stakes Rosehill track at 1500 meters to win the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2000 m in the AJC carnival set the stage for his final race. However, a clever strategy in the race for the Grand Army of Lonhro better. Lonhro impeccable record is 35 wins with 26 to start over.;u=48513;u=2471

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