Midnight Martini Caps a Successful Comeback

Street Cry mare Midnight Martini capped a successful comeback from injury when she scored a well deserved stakes win in the Listed $200,000 Cranbourne Cup on October 14.


The five-year-old had shown good staying potential last spring when fourth in the Herbert Power and third in the Coongy but was injured during the running of the Lexus Stakes, the race won by Shocking immediately prior to his Melbourne Cup win.


Midnight Martini was side-lined for the remainder of the spring and indeed her racing future was in doubt.


Midnight Martini was co-bred by leading South Australian breeders Mill Park and Toorak Park studs who retained the filly to race. It was perhaps due in part to the timing of her injury that it was agreed that Midnight Martini would undergo surgery with the hope that she could one day return to training.


After an extended spell at the Watson family's Mill Park Stud Midnight Martini was sent to Rockmount, a Victorian based pre-training farm, where she pre-trained on a water walker.


She returned to the Kavanagh Flemington stable at the end of June and posted several encouraging performances before her emphatic victory in the Cranbourne Cup.


Midnight Martini now heads to the Matriarch Stakes at Flemington on November 10.


Previous



Owning a horse is cheaper than you think

Owning a horse is cheaper than you think

Ever wanted to get involved in a well-bred race horse but the numbers simply don’t stack up? Well Jewel Racing has the answer, we are tailoring shares to suit all, no matter how small your budget. The other benefit is no unexpected bills, Jewel Racing has priced the ongoing expense at a fixed cost per month, making it easy to budget for. Racing a horse is more affordable than you think! 


Shampz a winner at Tatura

Shampz a winner at Tatura

The trip to Tatura on Sunday ended up being a fruitful one for Kavanagh Racing, with Another Shampz (trained by Levi) winning her maiden and Helmaz (trained by Mark) being bloused on the line by the favourite, dead-heating for second.  


Levi's Training Double

Levi's Training Double

Smart Stiletto and Blinky O’Reilly win their respective races at Wodonga giving Levi Kavanagh his first training double. 


Off to the Breakers

Off to the Breakers

Romsey based breaker, Ray Matthews has been trusted to break in horses for Kavanagh Racing for over a decade and has recently broken in a couple of very talented yearlings. 


News - Archive