Ghetto Blaster Wins 2010 Victory Stakes

May 3, 2010

Ghetto Blaster Wins 2010 Victory Stakes


On Saturday veteran six-year-old Ghetto Blaster claimed victory in the first Group race feature of the highly anticipated Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, the $150,000 Group 2 Coca-Cola Amatil Victory Stakes (1200m), at Eagle Farm.

Previously called the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes, the 2010 Victory Stakes saw the odds-on favourite Ghetto Blaster ($3.80) secure a brilliant one and a quarter length win ahead of The Jackal ($4.80), with Albert The Fat ($5) proving he has the fitness for a successful winter campaign after coming from last on the turn to finish third a further three-quarters of a length back.

The winning Lujain gelding is trained by Gold Coast-based mentor Gillian Heinrich, who also took out the race back in 2006 with All Bar One. Heinrich has enjoyed a brilliant start to 2010 after earlier winning the $2million Magic Millions 2YO Classic back in January with her impressive two-year-old Military Rose.

Heinrich’s hopes for a Group 1 win in the winter were further boosted at the Eagle Farm meeting on Saturday when her in-form two-year-old Steel Dragon had a commanding win in the Mount Franklin Handicap (1200m).

The victory was an excellent return to form for Ghetto Blaster, who was having his first race start since placing an unlucky eighth in the Listed Goldmarket Stakes (1300m) back on New Year’s Day.

After sitting just off the pace Ghetto Blaster made his move at the 400m mark moving up on the outside to sit on the back of The Jackal, before charging past his rival for the win.

The other highly favoured runner, Poor Judge ($4), began wonderfully running on the rails after a smart start from barrier one, securing the early lead. But on the straight the Royal Academy gelding faded badly to finish a well-beaten sixth.

Ghetto Blaster and stablemate Steel Dragon were both ridden by champion hoop Stathi Katsidis, who claimed dual Group 1 wins in the autumn aboard Shoot Out in the Randwick Guineas and AJC Australian Derby.

Ghetto Blaster has now won 10 of his 20 career starts for $516,750 in prizemoney and will head towards the Brisbane Group 1 features at the carnival including the BTC Cup (1200m) on May 15, the Doomben 10,000 (1340m) on May 29 and the coveted Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) on June 12.

The other major drawcard at the opening meeting of the carnival on Saturday was the $125,000 Group 3 Gunsynd Classic (1600m) where Sanderson ($21) claimed an upset win ahead of Listen Son ($4.40) and Brave The Way ($3.30F).

Perth’s Belmont racecourse hosted their own thrilling race day where Saturday’s other Group race, the $250,000 Group 3 WA Sires Produce Stakes (1400m), was won by brilliant filly Motion Pictures in her fifth win from seven career starts.

The exciting racing action of the Brisbane winter carnival moves to the esteemed Gold Coast racecourse this weekend with the running of the $300,000 Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) and the $125,000 Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m).

2010 Coca-Cola Amatil Victory Stakes Results:





Stathi Katsidis Gillian Heinrich
Larry Cassidy Paul St Vincent
Damian Browne Eden Petrie
Bobby El-Issa Steele Ryan
Jim Byrne John P Thompson
Chris Munce Norm Hilton
Shane Scriven Danny J Bougoure
Brad Stewart Gillian Heinrich
Glen Colless Trevor Bailey
Jason Holder Rex Lipp

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Brave Smash to race in Chris W...

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbourne Cup Win with Surrey

A son of triple Melbourne Cup hero Makybe Diva, Surrey, could develop into a...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

Horse Racing Today

Moss ‘N’ Dale chal...

2018 Eye Liner Stakes field: L...

2018 Eye Liner Stakes field: Lucky Hussler draws barrier 2

The Darren Weir trained Lucky Hussler heads up the final field for the 2018...

Final field of 11 for 2018 Ips...

Final field of 11 for 2018 Ipswich Cup

A final field of eleven will line up in the 2018 Listed $175,000 Channel 7...

Weir’s pair puts plenty ...

Weir’s pair puts plenty of quality into 2018 Eye Liner Stakes nominations

The Darren Weir trained Group 1 winner Lucky Hussler and Japanese import Danon...

Santa Ana Lane is the 2018 Str...

Santa Ana Lane is the 2018 Stradbroke Handicap winner

Santa Ana Lane scored his third Group 1 win and successive Group 1 wins with a...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

The Goodwood Day Fields – National Stakes 2013

Adelaide Cup Winner Riayla Heads RA Lee Stakes Field 2013

Linton Continues Stradbroke Handicap 2013 Campaign in Adelaide

Can Moody Score Second Goodwood With Moment Of Change?