Lasqueti Spirit retired

Aug 03, 2018

Today we retired Lasqueti Spirit.

It’s a very sad day for us as the Queen of the barn will now head to stud.

Sally has improved our lives in such a special way in the last couple of years..!

Although she won only 1 race, the VRC Oaks, she was placed numerous times, including in the Group 1 Chipping Norton & Group 1 ATC Oaks. Most recently her Sydney Cup 5th was full of promise and prompted a Melbourne Cup campaign. Sadly another Victorian Spring was not in her cards... A special date will be instead.

Her win in the 2016 VRC Oaks will always be remembered! The amazing ride by Brenton Avdulla and her stamina & determination to lead and keep going will be unforgettable!! Brenton’s bow will forever be one of the greatest post race celebrations in our history!

To also run second to Winx, the best horse in the world is truly amazing!

Big Thankyou to Frank & Christine Cook for sharing her with us. Brenton & Jay Ford for doing such a great job riding her, our staff, Linda Duckworth & her staff at Fairview Park Stud for taking care of her at the farm. Her farrier Ben & Vet Derek. 

Thankyou for all your efforts. We know you all love her as much as we do. 

Lasqueti Spirit was the first horse that Frank & Christine picked out themselves at a sale to win a Group 1 & also the first Group 1 winner for them to race in their their famous maroon, yellow & white colours. 

Frank & Christine were kind enough to lease half of Lasqueti Spirit to a group of the stables long standing clients and in doing so provided them with their first Group 1 win and the greatest ride they have had in racing.

We have been incredibly lucky to be entrusted with this wonderful mare and to race her with great friends..

We will miss our special girl and we look forward to seeing her babies.. We have no doubt she will make a beautiful broodmare.

Here is a summary of her wonderful career -