In 2008, Apache Cat was ridden by jockey Corey Brown to five consecutive Group 1 victories, a streak which matched the record set by champion Tulloch in 1957.
In 2009 ‘the people’s champion’ etched his name into turf history after scoring back-to-back Doomben 10,000 wins at Doomben Racecourse.
Dual Melbourne Cup winning jockey Corey Brown rated the star sprinter the best he has ridden in his career and his trainer, Greg Eurell called him a ‘wonderful horse’ who tried hard and very rarely let people down.
With his distinctive white markings, chestnut gelding Apache Cat was a crowd favourite. Add to that a memorable sprinting career on the track and he was a horse not to be forgotten.
He made a name for himself early in his career winning his first race as a two year old and then winning the Australian Guineas, his first Group 1, at Flemington.
When he switched to sprinting, his career soared. With Corey Brown in the irons, Apache Cat managed to win five consecutive Group 1 races in 2008: the Lightning Stakes at Flemington, Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley, the TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick, the BTC Cup at Doomben and the Doomben 10,000, which he followed up the following year with back-to-back victories in both the Australia Stakes and the Doomben 10,000.
Apache Cat retired from the track in 2009 and happily resides at Living Legends.
Foaled: 2002 (Australia)
Sire: Lion Cavern (USA)
Dam: Tennessee Blaze (AUS)
Dam Sire: Whiskey Road (USA)
Breeders: Mr P F Radford and Ms R N Lawrie
Trainer: Greg Eurell (Cranbourne)
Owners: Mr P F Radford, Ms R N Lawrie, G E Riddell, Mrs S T Riddell, Mrs M B Lofthouse, K J Lofthouse
Colours: Burgundy, Burgundy and Lime Stars Sleeves, Burgundy and Lime Star Cap
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