Winx and the 2017 Cox Plate
High Chapparral Story
High Chaparral''s success in the Northern Hemisphere was soon to extend to Australia where he stood his first Southern Hemisphere season as a replacement for his paternal brother, Montjeu at Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand in 2005. High Chaparral’s first Southern Hemisphere crop included the horse that many predict will be his greatest legacy, the globetrotting superstar So You Think. So You Think won his first of two G1 Cox Plates, Australia’s most historic weight-for-age contest, as a 3-year-old about a month before his true third birthday in 2009, and after sitting out the autumn he added four more Group 1s, including a Cox Plate repeat, before finishing third under top weight in the G1 Melbourne Cup. So You Think was then taken overseas where he collected three European Group 1s in his first Northern Hemisphere campaign, including the G1 Coral-Eclipse and the G1 Irish Champion Stakes. So You Think repeated it in the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup the following May and finished off an illustrious career with a decisive win in the G1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. Like his sire before him, So You Think now stands in both Coolmore Ireland and Coolmore Australia.
So You Think
Flemington CarnivalThe Derby opened proceedings on the Saturday here we saw his son from his second last crop Ace High a emphatic victor coming with a run down the centre of the track to record an easy victory. Then the biggest day on the Australian calendar the Melbourne Cup we saw his son from his second last crop in the northern hemisphere Rekindling, win the Cup from Johannes Vemeer who is by another High Chaparral paternal brother, Galileo.
Rekindling winning the 2017 Melbourne Cup