It was a big day for Australian racing this afternoon with the running of the richest race in the world held at Randwick, the $13 Million Everest and the $2 Million classic for three year olds at Caulfield, The Caulfield Guineas.
While this was all happening Mitch Beer Racing were having a day out at Albury with a stable double and a real horse of the future amongst those.
Royal Parade opened proceedings with a gutsy win the maiden over 1400m being perfectly ridden by Amanda Masters who gave the mare every chance by crossing from a middle gate to sit second, taking the lead at the top of the straight and fighting off all challengers to claim victory.
It was a well deserved win for Royal Parade as she has always been around the money and now she has broken her maiden status she can certainly keep winning around the Riverina.
In Race Three top weight and favourite Damselfly’s Kept gave nothing else a chance and scored a most impressive victory over 1400m with 59kg on her back and certainly looks a horse of the future.
The daughter of Keeper was only having her third Australia start since joining the stable, making it two wins and showing she has above average ability.
Jockey Nikita Beriman rated the mare perfectly in front and scored untouched on the line, running a race record with four lengths up her sleeve.
Damselfly’s Kept will now head to Randwick on October 27 for a restricted mares race over 1400m.
Congratulations to all of the connections of both horses and we look forward to numerous runners on Cox Plate Day weekend to continue our great success since moving to Albury.