Who Shot Thebarman

Who Shot Thebarman

HEROIC FEATS

Bought sight unseen as a weanling by his owners who had plans for him to be a jumps horse, Who Shot Thebarman (aka Barry) soon proved to be more suited for flat races. He  arrived in Australia from New Zealand in 2014 a G1 Auckland Cup winner, and had already won five of his eight starts. He soon made his name in Australia, and over his career ran at Randwick in five Sydney Cups, winning one and placing in three. His win in the Zipping Classic by seven lengths in 2015 was also a highlight. The horse who trainer Chris Bought sight unseen as a weanling by his owners who had plans for him to be a jumps horse, Who Shot Thebarman (aka Barry) soon proved to be more suited for flat races. He  arrived in Australia from New Zealand in 2014 a G1 Auckland Cup winner, and had already won five of his eight starts. He soon made his name in Australia, and over his career ran at Randwick in five Sydney Cups, winning one and placing in three. His win in the Zipping Classic by seven lengths in 2015 was also a highlight. The horse who trainer Chris Waller described as “one of the best stayers of the past decade” also competed in four Melbourne Cups, four BMWs, three Moonee Valley Cups, three Zipping Classics and two Caulfield Cups.

 

LEGENDARY STATUS

Nine years old when he won the 2018 Sydney Cup ridden by Blake Shinn, Who Shot Thebarman not only provided trainer Chris Waller and his stable with a glittering and exciting racing career, but also attracted a legion of fans, as the familiar white and orange entourage on his racedays was a great sight. His quirky name, a catchcry of the owners’ aunty when she was after a drink, will also live on in memory.

Who Shot Thebarman was retired to Living Legends in 2018, with a view to him possibly one day heading home to the green pastures of Whangaehu  where he spent many of his younger years.

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PROFILE 

Foaled: 02/11/2008
Sex: Gelding    
Colour: Bay
Sire: Yamanin Vital (NZ)
Dam: Ears Carol (NZ)
Trainer: C.Waller
Owners:  
D M O'Leary, H T O'Leary, M J O'Leary, S C O'Leary, Mrs J C Nugent-O'Leary, Mrs A M O'Leary, Mrs F J O'Leary & Mrs L O'Leary

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