Courtesy of Breednet
Lose It (Nothing To Lose ex Maroon Roses) has lived up to expectations with a sensational win in the Grafton Guineas (1600m) today.
The 3YO gelding was having only his 5th race start and travelled beautifully throughout the race.
In the straight he unleashed his trademark acceleration and exploded way to win by two lengths in class record time.
ose It is raced by Graham Sue of Laurelvale Farm who bred and raised him. Sue said before the race, “I have been racing horses for a long time now and it is finally nice to get one with so much ability.”
Sue went on to say that over the last month the phone hasn’t stopped ringing following Lose It’s dominate race wins at Doomben and the Gold Coast, having been offered six figure sums for the horse from international investors.
From his 5 starts, Lose It has now recorded 3 wins and a second and looks to have an extremely bright future. There is talk that he may head south in the Spring to contest some of the richer races if he is not sold overseas in the meantime.
Lose It is from Nothing To Lose’s first crop with the sire currently only having two and three year old runners.
From only a small number of runners to date, due to Nothing To Lose’s stud career commencing at the height of the Equine Influenza (EI) crisis, he has enjoyed a successful season having already had a 2YO stakes-winner in New Zealand (Silver City) and a recent stakes-placegetter (Venture On) over the Brisbane Winter Carnival.
This is also in conjunction with numerous metropolitan and provincial winners and placegetters.
It should be emphasised that these results are off the back of small and modest books of mares (i.e. due to EI), however over the last couple of years the number and quality of mares has increased substantially so it is expected that the best is yet to come.
Queensland’s Willowbend Stud stands Nothing To Lose who was an exceptional American racehorse.
Only racing on turf, he won the Group 1 Shadwell Turf Mile by 4.5 lengths and also won several Group 2 and Group 3 races. Nothing To Lose’s record stands at 15 starts for 6 wins, 3 seconds and 1 third winning $1.1m in prizemoney.
Nothing To Lose stands this season at a fee of $7,700.
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