Goldikova, a gift to the horseracing industry

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MARION RENE

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Goldikova, a gift to the horseracing industry

The six-year-old Goldikova is of the American Anabaa and Born Gold. She is being trained by F Head and being constantly ridden by Olivier Peslier. The team strikes victories very often and are truly enviable as far as their success is concerned.

Goldikova started racing in 2007 and won both her races that season and she without any doubt one of those mares that got hold of her maiden stakes at the very first opportunity and ever since then has hardly spared a chance to win.

In 2008 she raced seven times and out of those she won four, qualifying for a hat trick right the year next to which she broke her maiden. Year 2009 was when she graced the tracks six times again claiming four of the races that she contested in.

Six runs again turned out to be Goldikova’s running target in year 2010 but this time the winning proportion was really high, reaching a good five out of six runs that season.

This year the ride and jockey pair were found racing five times but this time only landed with two wins, the first being at Longchamp and the next being the Deauville.

At Longchamp on 22nd May this season there was a field set for nine contestants which was won by F Head’s Goldikova. She settled in the second position behind the pacemaker when starting off with the race then she paced up in order to lead for 1 ½ furlong out. She got to confront some degree of challenge for the next furlong out. She rode on the rest of the contenders on the field and remained strong for the final 50 yards that later assured her victory on the track.

 It was Mme C Barande-Barbe’s Cirrus Des Aigles who came second in the race under Christophe Soumillon and Rajsaman trained by F Head was the third to end the race.

At Deauville on 31st July, Goldikova won against Sahpresa and Timepiece. As at Longchamp, Goldikova adjusted herself in the second position behind the pace setter but in order to lead for the approaching 1 ½ furlong she got shaken up by the jockey. She geared up and quickened through one furlong out. It did not require a lot of effort to reach home and thus she finished the race comfortably.

Rod Collet trained Sahpresa was the runner up under Christophe-Patrice Lemaire and was followed Sir Henry Cecil’s Timepiece, positioned third in the race on a track of eight contestants.  

The horse has a thriving and prospering career and is surely a filly in the making of history with the spectacle that she puts forward each time. She is a horse that has a burning passion for victory many a times without being touched by a whip, with that she has no limits that can restrain her winning in the future too.

 

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