Veyron has taken out the feature race at Warwick Farm Racecourse today August 24, 2013, winning the Group 3 Warwick Stakes.
The eight-year-old won the race by a nose in front of a gallant Streama, who fought on for second, while a tired Rain Affair finished the race in third.
Veyron has now won 15 of his 30 race starts and has earned more than $1 million in prize money during his horse racing career.
The Thorn Park gelding is a four time Group 1 winner in New Zealand and has travelled across to Australia to contend some of the major features during the spring racing carnival.
Trainer Linda Laing admitted that she wasn’t surprised by Veyron’s 2013 Warwick Stakes win, despite him paying odds of $21 at bookmaker.com.au.
“I thought he was a certainty,” Laing teased.
“It was just a shame last prep that he stood on something and got a blood blister in his foot.”
Veyron will now look towards the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse on September 7, 2013, before pursuing the Group 1 George Main Stakes at Royal Randwick on September 21.
“The Chelmsford and the George Main (are our aims) and I will nominated for the Epsom (Handicap) but it defends what weight he gets.”
Christian Reith was the jockey aboard Veyron for his 2013 Warwick Stakes win.
“He’s a good horse on his day,” Reith said.
“He was a little bit out of his comfort zone but he’s a tough seasoned horse and they can continue on at that pace.
“My fella he dug deep and got tired.
“He’s been nothing but a pleasure since I put my leg over him.”
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2013 Warwick Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||5||VEYRON (NZ)||Linda Laing||Christian Reith||–||2||59kg||$21|
|2||14||STREAMA||Guy Walter||Glen Boss||0.1L||5||57kg||$4.40|
|3||3||RAIN AFFAIR||Joseph Pride||Nash Rawiller||1.6L||12||59kg||$1.75F|
|4||4||BEATEN UP (GB)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||1.9L||1||59kg||$14|
|5||13||TOYDINI||Guy Walter||Peter Robl||2.1L||6||58.5kg||$15|
|6||1||METAL BENDER (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tim Clark||2.3L||10||59kg||$21|
|7||12||HAWKSPUR||Chris Waller||Jim Cassidy||2.6L||3||58.5kg||$31|
|8||2||FORETELLER (GB)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||3.6L||9||59kg||$31|
|9||10||CENTENNIAL PARK (NZ)||David Payne||Brenton Avdulla||3.7L||4||59kg||$91|
|10||6||KELINNI (IRE)||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||4.6L||8||59kg||$81|
|11||9||SNEAK A PEEK (ITY)||Peter G Moody||Joshua Parr||4.7L||13||59kg||$101|
|12||7||MORIARTY (IRE)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||8.2L||11||59kg||$31|
|13||11||TREMEC (NZ)||John P Thompson||Nathan Berry||13L||7||59kg||$101|