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Inductee 2007: Mount Eden

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Mount Eden won six successive races as a 3yo shattering a series of State, Australian and World Records in the process.

Newspapers carried banner headlines and the colt's fan base grew to almost outlandish proportions as he became Western Australia's premier sports star. Such was the colt's drawing power that 5000 attended trials at Gloucester Park to watch him perform.

His value grew with his reputation and his owners later accepted an American offer of 300-thousand dollars, at that time the highest price paid for an Australian horse - pacer or galloper.

A scorching time trial at the 1971 New Zealand Inter Dominion carnival saw Mount Eden ranked in the fastest 20 pacers in the world and earned his owners an invitation to the 1971 Miracle Mile.

In a typical display Mount Eden's woeful barrier manners saw him lose a conservative 25 metres at the start against the best horses in Australasia before applying pressure at the 600 metre mark and then thrashing his rivals to score a famous win by 15 metres. It remains the benchmark for performances in Australia's premier sprint race.

Principal Wins

3yo season
1970 Western Gateway Stakes - World Record
1970 WA Sires Produce Stakes - State Record

4YO SEASON
1970 WA Christmas Handicap
1971 NSW Miracle Mile Group One



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