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Inductee 2007: Eurythmic

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Owned by Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Snr, Eurythmic was trained in Western Australia by J J Kelly and as a 2yo won the Karrakatta Plate and the Sire's Produce both at Ascot. The next season as a 3yo he started 8 times for 7 wins, including the WATC Derby and the Perth Cup (dead heat) as well as the WATC St Leger.

He was then transferred to the stables of Jack Holt at Mordialloc, Victoria after winning 10 of his 14 starts in the West. He had 13 starts as a 4yo winning 12 of them, the first of his 3 Caulfield Stakes and the Caulfield Cup as the shortest priced favourite ever. He was penalised 10 pounds for that win and took 59 kilos into the Melbourne Cup finishing 4th to Poitrel (1920).

Perhaps the stallion's greatest win was in the Sydney Cup of 1921 when carrying 61 kilos he was pole-axed at the 1400m and put back to absolute last. He started a run at the 800m was 8th on the turn and just kept coming to get up by ½ length in what was generally considered the best performance ever seen at Randwick.

It was at weight for age that he excelled with 21 wins and 8 placings from 30 starts and from December 1919 to September 1921 he raced 19 times and won 18 of them. Unfortunately he died within 12 months of starting his stud career back in Western Australia. The general consensus was that the great horse had died of a broken heart.

Principal Wins

Two Years 6 Starts, 3 Wins
WATC Nursery Hcp (5f, 1000m)
WATC Karrakatta Plate (5f, 1000m)
WATC Sires' Produce Stakes (7f, 1400m)

Three Years 8 Starts, 7 Wins
WATC Grave Hcp (6f, 1200m)
Belmont Park Plate (6 ¼ f, 1250m)
WATC Derby (12f, 2400m)
D'Heat Perth Cup (2m, 3200m)
WATC CB Cox Stakes (12f, 2400m)
WATC Osborne Stakes (12f, 2400m)
WATC St Leger (14f 2800m)

Four Years 13 Starts, 12 Wins
VATC Memsie Stakes(9f 1800m)
VRC October Stakes (12f, 2400m)
VATC Caulfield Stakes (9f, 1800m)
VATC Caulfield Cup (12f, 2400m)
VRC Melbourne Stakes (10f, 2000m)
VRC CB Fisher Plate (12f, 2400m
VRC Essendon Stakes (12f, 2400m)
VRC Governor's Plate (12f, 2400m)
VRC King's Plate (2m, 3200m)
AJC Autumn Stakes (12f, 2400m)
AJC Sydney Cup (2m, 3200m)
AJC Cumberland Stakes (2m, 3200m)

Five Years 12 Starts, 7 Wins
VATC Memsie Stakes (9f, 1800m)
VATC Caulfield Stakes (9f, 1800m)
VATC Herbert Power stakes (10f, 2000m)
VRC Melbourne Stakes (10f, 2000m)
VATC St George Stakes (9f, 1800m)
VATC Futurity Stakes (7f, 1400m)
VRC CM Lloyd Stakes (1m, 1600m)

Six Years 8 Starts, 2 Wins
VATC Memsie Stakes (9f, 1800m) VATC Caulfield Stakes (9f, 1800)

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