It Doesn’t Happen Often…

25 years since the fairer sex made an impact

Justin Snaith’s decision to avoid a stable clash and run his star filly Oh Susanna against the boys in Friday evening’s Gr2 Daisy Guineas certainly bucks a trend.

Oh Susanna is up against it

The Galloping Goldmine, Empress Club is the only fairer sex winner – in 1992 – of what was previously known as the SA Guineas and more recently, the KRA Guineas,

Empress Club started a heavily supported favourite and beat Military Muse (Glen Hatt) by 4 lengths, with Secret Hoard (Eric Chelin) in third. As a matter of interest, the only two active jockeys from those that rode in this race are Jeff Lloyd and the currently injured Anthony Delpech.

Two other girls went close against the boys!

That was in 1994 when  Star Award was second and the Aussie Outstanding Star (trained by Justin’s Dad, Chris) ran third to Crimson Waves.

Empress Club

Empress Club -Galloping Goldmine!

Only three fillies have competed in this  race since 1996.

In 1997 Arabian Lass ran 8th; In 2002 Lagadima finished a luckless 13th. And the last filly to attempt to take the colts on was the Australian-bred Arcetri Pink who finished 9th in 2014.

The race lost its Gr1 status in 2005, and has been Gr2 ever since.

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