Tuesday Joy’s Racing Career at an End

September 15, 2009

Tuesday Joy’s Racing Career at an End

Melbourne Cup hopeful Tuesday Joy has been retired and is expected to begin her stud career immediately.

The decision was made by the mare’s trainer Gai Waterhouse and owner John Singleton after a listless track gallop at Randwick yesterday morning.

Waterhouse stated the six year old has been struggling to regain her gallop ever since her return from the Dubai Duty Free in March.

Tuesday Joy finished a dismal ninth place in the race and it seems she has not recovered from the long distance to and from Dubai.

The mare had another bad start last Friday in a barrier trial at Warwick Farm.

This Spring Carnival will mark the third time the group 1 champion will miss out on the Melbourne Cup after suffering from equine influenza in 2007 and bleeding during a lead-up race in the 2008 carnival.

This second incident led to a three month ban and after an injury scare which was later found to be nothing, Tuesday Joy returned to the track a little fatter and less prepared than usual.

However thanks to the outstanding training from Waterhouse, the mare was a definite hopeful for the Melbourne Cup.

Tuesday Joy has won 7 of her 24 starts including the BMW stakes, Ranvet Stakes, Chipping Norton Stakes and Coolmore Classic, taking home more than $3.2 million in prize money.

With her racing career over, the half sister to 2003 AJC Australian Oaks winner Sunday Joy, will now be served by More Than Ready this spring.

However Singleton has not ruled out sending the mare to Kentucky to be served by Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown.

With Tuesday Joy out of the spring campaign, Singleton is now focusing on his Bart Cummings trained gelding Joe Blow.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © 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

Melbourne Cup 2024 Talks for B...

Military Mission Fires in 2023...

Military Mission Fires in 2023 Zipping Classic Results

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Melbourne Cup graduate Military...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field �...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field & Odds Update: Vow And Declare Defends Title

Danny O’Brien’s 2019 Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare continues to show a...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbott...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Betting Markets

Bjron Baker’s The Everest performer Overpass is tipped to return to winning...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 R...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 Race Field & Betting

The Chris Waller-trained Pierro four-year-old Osipenko is firm favourite in...

Horse Racing Today

The Q22 2024 Results: Fawkner ...

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Resul...

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Three-Year-Old Filly Stefi Magnetica Beats Bella Nipotina

In an incredible finish to Queensland’s best race, Bjorn Baker’s...

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The ...

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The Goodwood Winner Benedetta

Brisbane’s Stradbroke Handicap is on the agenda this winter for Jason Warren’s...

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stake...

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stakes 2024 First-Up, Firms in Doomben Cup Betting

Trainer Annabel Neasham made it four straight wins in the A.D. Hollindale...

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun ...

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun Aims at Queensland Oaks

Brisbane’s Queensland Oaks is a likely winter target for the talented Tony...

Race Results

The Q22 2024 Results: Fawkner Park Bolts Home Ahead of Spring Cups

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Three-Year-Old Filly Stefi Magnetica Beats Bella Nipotina

Cox Plate 2024 Calls for JJ Atkins Winner Broadsiding

Melbourne Cup 2024 Talks for Brisbane Cup Winner Alegron

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The Goodwood Winner Benedetta

Race Previews

Bella Nipotina Heads 2024 Tattersall’s Tiara Field & Betting Markets

Luncies Heads 2024 Ipswich Cup Field, Betting & Weights

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Tips & Best Bets

Brisbane Cup 2024 Field & Odds Update: Mostly Cloudy Top Elect

2024 The Q22 Field & Betting Update: Fawkner Park Favourite

Fields & Form

Bella Nipotina Heads 2024 Tattersall’s Tiara Field & Betting Markets

Luncies Heads 2024 Ipswich Cup Field, Betting & Weights

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Tips & Best Bets

Brisbane Cup 2024 Field & Odds Update: Mostly Cloudy Top Elect

2024 The Q22 Field & Betting Update: Fawkner Park Favourite