TIBERIAN SALUTES FOR ATB OWNERS IN FRANCE
Mar 29, 2017
The Alain Couetil trained 5YO stallion Tiberian is the latest Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock owned International to taste success.
Purchased with the expert guidance of agents McKeever Bloodstock & CB Bloodstock, the lightly raced stayer led all the way in the Listed Prix de la Porte de Madrid over 2400m at St Cloud in France at his first start for his new ATB connections.
Ridden by Olivier Peslier, he took up the lead in the field of five and set up a genuine rolling tempo on what was unfavourable soft conditions.
He dictated nicely in front but was challenged strongly in the home running by race favourite, Talismanic who competed in the Prix De L'Arc de Triomphe at his previous start.
Like a good horse, he responded and drew away for a strong and comfortable two length victory.
The long range plan is to compete in the 2017 Emirates Melbourne Cup and last night's victory buoys all hopes of at least achieving that aim.
To view the race watch here.
Congratulations to all owners M & S Whittaker, J Ogle, D Wagner, Dorrington Park (Mngr R Crabtree), I Hicks, S Bingley, S Frost, P Gallivan, Brittain Racing (Mngr P Brittain), B Daniher, P Treloar, SCG Racing (Mngr S Gereaux), G Ferguson & S Musson.
There were plenty of excited owners huddled around the TV at midnight last night, especially those that are also involved in Heartbreak City, also Melbourne Cup bound this year.
It could be an exciting Spring coming up! Fingers crossed!
ATB have had five Top10 finishes in previous Melbourne Cups with runners Unusual Suspect (9th) Jakkalberry (3rd), Seismos (9th), Dandino (5th) and last year's oh so close second with Heartbreak City.
If you would like to get involved in any of our next International racehorses you can register an interest with us by either ringing Darren on 0417 616666 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.