Redzel returns to Gosford in the lead up to the richest turf race on earth!
The six-year-old Snitzel gelding, Redzel will be put to trial at Gosford this Monday 6th August for trainers Snowden Racing, in the lead up to the 2018 Everest Race which boasts $13 million in overall prize money.
Redzel will attempt to defend his title in this year’s Everest Race, after taking out the richest turf race on earth last year, winning the inaugural running of the Everest with champion hoop Kerrin McEvoy.
Recently nominated for the Racing NSW TAB Horse of the Year and Racing NSW Sprinter of the Year, Redzel is regarded as the ‘Sprint King’, ranking equal eighth among the world’s top sprinters across 1000-1200 meters. This is largely thanks to his series of group one successes including the Concord Stakes at Randwick, The Everest Race, the Darley Classic at Flemington and in the track record he set in the 1000 meter Challenge Stake at Randwick. With a favourable winning streak, the now six year old gelding has an over 50% success rate winning 12 of 23 starts over his career.
After his success in 2017, Redzel now sits in the top 10 prizemoney earners in Australian Racing history, bringing in over $8 million for his large group of everyday Australian’s who form his Triple Crown Syndication.
This is not the first time Redzel has touched down at Gosford, after placing 5th in the Pluim Gosford Guineas back in 2016. The thoroughbred will return once again, lining up for the 800 meter 3-y-o & up Open Trial 8 this Monday at Gosford. His trial Monday will be the first step back, as he looks to climb the summit again.
There are plenty of other top-liners trialling at Gosford Monday, with the Group 1 winning Le Romain set to trial in Heat 1 at 8.30am. The six-year-old Hard Spun gelding also looks to resume his campaign as we head into the rich spring carnival. Le Romain had a frustrating, if not profitable, preparation in the autumn, with three consecutive Group 1 placings in Sydney and Brisbane.
Another interesting watch will be Bondi in Heat 11 at 10.30am. The Snowden trained Snitzel colt ran second in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes last time in work as a two-year-old, and lines up against the promising undefeated Gem Song from the Kris Lees camp.
Barrier trials kick off at 8.30am with Redzel taking to the barriers at 9:42am. All trials can be viewed live on the Racing NSW website from 8.30am onwards. Gates are open to the public and we welcome guests to come and experience the champion racehorse in action.