Lord Of The Sky - The Million Dollar Man

Aug 01, 2016

The Bletchingly Stakes hadn't been kind to Lord Of The Sky in the past. On Saturday, Lord Of The Sky wasn't kind on the Bletchingly.

It was the Danerich entire's first win since the 2014 Sir John Monash Stakes. Since, he was a beaten odds-on favourite in the Bletchingly next start, before pulling up lame in the same race 12 months ago with a tendon injury that threatened to curtail his sprinting talents.

He's no straight forward horse. He cost himself a run in the Oakleigh Plate this year due to sustaining an infection related to dust allergies.

But trainer Robbie Laing persisted. A horse beaten a lip by Chautauqua is certainly worth it.

On Saturday, for the first time in 755 days, he got some winning vindication.

Laing is now looking global to further add value to Lord Of The Sky's asking price at stud.

"The ingredient to breeding fast horses in Australia is putting them to the fastest stallions," Laing said post-race.

"There's not a stallion in Australia that goes with him if you let him run.

Lord Of The Sky has now competed on 24 occasions, finishing in the top four on 17 occasions.

This is his impressive Group and Listed record;

1st - Bletchingly Stakes 1200m - Group 3

1st - Sir John Monash Stakes 1000m - Listed

2nd - ATC Darley Sprint 1200m - Group 1

2nd - Goodwood Handicap 1200m - Group 1

2nd - Standish Handicap 1200m - Group 3

2nd -  Xmas Stakes 1200m - Listed

4th - Newmarket Handicap 1200m - Group 1

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