Aquanaut – A Great Stayer

Another ten minutes down memory lane

Mark Watters

The late Mark Watters

The Normandy Stud-bred Aquanaut, a R30 000 purchase, was arguably one of our greatest stayers.

He was from the first crop of Foveros, one of the all-time great sires to have stood in this country.

Foveros produced big-race winners over all distances and Aquanaut was to be his flag-bearer in the staying ranks.

Aquanaut`s mother Aquilegia was by reputable French sire Alyscamps and although she was no great shakes as a racehorse, she turned out to be a useful broodmare

Trained by the late Mark Watters, Aquanaut won his debut in early 1986 and landed 6 victories from his first 9 starts.

Courtesy of Byron Forster, get the popcorn and enjoy some memories – it’s under ten minutes long.

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