Spirit Of Boom has finally claimed an elusive Group victory in the Caulfield Sprint in Melbourne today October 19, 2013.
The Sequaloentire has been thereabouts in all of his race starts throughout his career, but has until now been unable to secure a Group win.
Spirit Of Boom won the 2013 Caulfield Sprint by three quarters of a length in front of Shamal Wind who finished second, and Ready To Rip, who placed in third position.
The six-year-old has now won seven of his 43 race starts and has earned more than $1.28 million in prize money during his career.
Trainer Tony Gollan was thrilled to see Spirit Of Boom’s hard work finally pay off in the 2013 Caulfield Sprint.
“I’m just so stoked he won,” Gollan said.
“He’s run so many good races down here.
“He was just too good.
“With cover today he just settled beautifully.”
Spirit Of Boom will now run in the Group 2 Salinger Stakes at Flemington on November 2, 2013, before trying his luck in the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.
“We’ll stay around now,” Gollan said.
“We’ll more than likely run in the Salinger. And then to Perth.”
Owner Jenny McAlpine couldn’t contain her excitement after the race.
“My family bred (Spirit Of Boom) up at home,” she said.
“He’s always been the bridesmaid. He’s finally won the Group race.
“He’s always been up there, running a place in every Group race he’s really run in.
“Well done to Tony Gollan.”
Spirit Of Boom was ridden by jockey Nicholas Hall in the 2013 Caulfield Sprint.
“He had a couple of hard runs,” Hall said.
“Today he drew the right gate to switch off and finish strong.”
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2013 Caulfield Sprint Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||5||SPIRIT OF BOOM||Tony Gollan||Nicholas Hall||–||4||58kg||$7|
|2||9||SHAMAL WIND||Robert Smerdon||Glen Boss||0.75L||7||53kg||$6.50|
|3||4||READY TO RIP||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||0.85L||6||58kg||$10|
|4||7||PAGO ROCK||David Hayes||Chad Schofield (a)||0.95L||10||57kg||$7|
|5||1||PLATELET||Darren Weir||Ben Melham||1.15L||5||59kg||$7|
|6||6||BROKEN||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||1.9L||9||57.5kg||$31|
|7||11||CHIARAMONTE||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||2.1L||2||53kg||$3.90F|
|8||2||FAT AL||Peter G Moody||Daniel Stackhouse||3.35L||3||58kg||$51|
|9||3||GENERAL TRUCE||Ricky Maund||Damien Oliver||6.1L||1||58kg||$26|
|10||8||GRIFFON||John P Thompson||Peter Robl||7.1L||8||54kg||$51|
|11||10||EL MAGICO||Lloyd Kennewell||Joe Bowditch||9.85L||11||53kg||$14|