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So You Think (NZ) NSW Middle Distance Horse of the Year

So You Think (NZ) NSW Middle Distance Horse of the Year

The globetrotting New Zealand bred galloper So You Think has claimed his first major award for the 2010/11 season last night when crowned the New Zealand Bloodstock NSW Middle Distance Horse of the Year.

With New Zealand Bloodstock sponsoring the award, it seems appropriate that a graduate of the famed Karaka sales ring should take the honours on New South Wales' premier annual awards evening.

The winner of four consecutive Group 1 races in Australia last season - the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m), the Group 1 Yalumba Stakes (2000m), the Group 1 Cox Plate (2000m) and the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) - So You Think (NZ) (High Chaparral x Triassic) was the dominant middle distance performer in Australia last season.

His four Group 1 wins and his brave third in the Melbourne Cup saw him rated the equal World Champion Intermediate (Middle Distance) Turf Performer of the World alongside Rip Van Winkle, and the World Champion Stayer.

The four-year-old has since taken a further two Group 1 races since his move to Aidan O'Brien's stable in Ireland's Group 1 Tattersall's Gold Cup and England's prestigious Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes.

So You Think's next target will be the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 3.


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