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Our Maori Boy - Persistence Pay's

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Ridersonthestorm33Ridersonthestorm33    9,249 posts
When Our Maori Boy had gathered no wins from forty four starts and traversed to Collie after an unplaced effort at Northam to run in another Maiden, hopes might have been optimistic that the drought may break, Collie maidens are not the strongest, however not to be - a close up second and another placing notched up, but no elusive win.

Then all roads led to York for start 46 - no not this time either, and into to third place . Now he'd been everywhere man, breathed the mountain air and looked forever to remain by what's known in the racing game by punter's - a non-winner.

Next run was at York again and this time back up to 1920 metres, after all his dad Blackfriars was a Group One Flemington VRC Derby winner but unfortunately a well beaten 9th and staying wasn't his caper, but perhaps staying a maiden was.

Soon afterwards came start number 50 - and just like a cricketer making half a century Our Maori Boy was eager to raise his bat and salute, and just like a good digger when the chips are down he came through on Anzac Day 2019, and for those that had waited so long his SP odds of $5.50 might have been a bit short, but he's more than made up for that in spades by winning at his following two starts at $11 and $17.

For the record.
Our Maori Boy - start 49 - remains a maiden.
Start 50 - win Kalgoorlie 9/2.
Start 51 - win Kalgoorlie 10/1.
Start 52 - win Kalgoorlie 16/1.


  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    7,494 posts
    What's going on with who trains it?

    No wins for A Oram at 49 starts

    2 wins in a row for S Roughan

    Wins today for P Oram

    Looks like they've worked it out. Probably wins the hannans now
  • Ridersonthestorm33Ridersonthestorm33    9,249 posts
    edited June 9
    Couldn't believe how easy joined in at the furlong, Kyra Yuill rode with confidence and panache. Was an arrogant win. Went from $14 out the gate to $17 on local fixed odds.

    If you'd backed him at Collie that day, lucks a fortune!
    When horses improve and hold there form it's good to see.
  • thefalconthefalcon    16,016 posts
    who was the one ian glading had..strung about 5 or 6 together after being a maiden for yonks?
  • savethegamesavethegame    1,322 posts
    King Kool cat

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  • Ridersonthestorm33Ridersonthestorm33    9,249 posts
    Five winners from five race's to the lady hoops.
  • Ridersonthestorm33Ridersonthestorm33    9,249 posts
    edited June 9
    Have to admire the early women hoops - Paula Wagg, Linda Martin, Marilyn Fagan, Trenna Skinner, Mitchell girls etc and then later the outstanding Alana Sansom, one of the best.

    In NSW Linda Kropp and Victoria Sally Wynn just to name a few but there weren't many for years and years. Clare Lindop another later one who inspired through her Group One Derby win on a 100/1 pop.

    Sally Wynn in Victoria think was related to Keith Wynn a ripper fearless hurdle jockey.
  • Ridersonthestorm33Ridersonthestorm33    9,249 posts
  • RodentRodent    5,003 posts
    OMB got out to $30 on betfair  @-)
  • jumjum    2,622 posts
    edited June 9


    If you'd backed him at Collie that day, lucks a fortune!
    When horses improve and hold there form it's good to see.

    I backed him in Collie that day and had a very large collect coming up on him. Also told anyone that would listen on track he was my best of the day.

    Farken missed the kick by 4 and was beaten less than a neck that day.

  • savethegamesavethegame    1,322 posts
    Most famous horse who took awhile in breaking his maiden status was reckless 33 starts later,then in a two  month period he went to win Adelaide , Sydney,  Brisbane cups then in the spring gold and black grabbed him in the shadows of the post to deny him victory in the melb.cup.

    Recent times in w.a. a horse called promising gold never broke his maiden ,after starting his career in Victoria he went to have 59starts  0 wins   12 seconds  13 thirds from 1100---2400metres.. haven't seen too many run that many places and not salute..

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  • Ridersonthestorm33Ridersonthestorm33    9,249 posts
    edited June 10
    The champion American horse Seabiscuit had 17 runs before his first win, often finishing well back. Three times he ran in claimers and could've been purchased from those races for $2,500.

    He was the butt of stable jokes, went on to earn $437,000 in today's terms millions and millions.
    edited June 10
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