December 29, 2020The Harrovian Wins 11 Straight and His Second Stakes Win!
Seven year-old Fastnet Rock gelding The Harrovian is racing in career best form and made it 11 wins in succession at Eagle Farm on Saturday when claiming his second Black Type victory in the Listed BRC Bernborough Plate (1600m).
A cult hero in far north Queensland, The Harrovian has delighted Brisbane racegoers since transferring to the stable of Toby and Trent Edmonds.
Having his second start for his new trainers after transferring from Stephen Massingham, who guided him to his previous nine wins, The Harrovian has kept up the good work in much harder aces.
He was a short priced favourite on Saturday and enjoyed a good run from barrier one under Brad Stewart to score a long head win.
The Harrovian was passed in shy of his $100,000 reserve at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale where he was consigned by Newhaven Park and later found his way into the stable of Victorian trainer Jim Conlan.
He won three modest races at country tracks in Victoria and was then sold to new owners in far north Queensland and given to Stephen Massingham, who has transformed a fairly average horse into a very good one!
After recovering from a serious bout of travel sickness that nearly took his life, The Harrovian won three of his first five starts at Cairns and Townsville for his new trainer, finishing second in the other two, before starting on his current winning streak on July 16, 2019 that is still going!
The Harrovian was bred by Victorian breeder Nick Turnbull and is a full brother to multiple Group I placed Group III winner We’re Gonna Rock and is the second stakes-winner among six winners from Harrow, a half-sister by Dehere (USA) to Group I winners Bluebird the Word and Porto Roca, the dam of Dubai World Cup winner Monterosso.
The family bristles with Black Type and also includes Group I winning sprinting mare Silent Sedition.
The Harrovian has the overall record of 17 wins and four placings from 30 starts with prizemoney topping $744,000.
Source: Tara Madgwick, Breednet Image: Racing Queensland