|Sire||More Than Ready|
|Owner||Strawberry Hills Stud (Mgr: J D Singleton)|
|Flight Stakes (2009)|
George Main Stakes (2010)
Toorak Handicap (2010)
Futurity Stakes (2011)
Queen of the Turf Stakes (2011,2012)
Doncaster Handicap (2012)
Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2012)
|Australian Champion Middle Distance Racehorse (2012)|
|Last updated on 2 March 2013|
More Joyous is by the leading Southern Halo sire More Than Ready, and from the Australian Oaks winning Sunday Silence mare Sunday Joy.
More Joyous made her debut in January 2009 by winning a two-year -ld fillies handicap by five and a half lengths. A month later she was sent out a $1.35 favourite in the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes at Rosehill. When the barriers opened the saddle on More Joyous slipped and she began buckjumping for about 100 metres and took no part in the race. Three weeks later she took out the Group 2 Reisling Stakes by 2.3 lengths from Melito before finishing second last in the Golden Slipper Stakes which was won by Phelan Ready. Following the race, Jockey Darren Beadman was suspended for five meetings for careless riding on More Joyous.
More Joyous began her spring campaign as a three-year-old by finishing third to Madam Pedrille in the 1100 metre listed Sheraco Stakes before winning the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes and the Group 1 Flight Stakes. She was then spelled for four months and returned in the summer with a win in the Light Fingers Stakes, followed by a win in Surround Stakes.
Resuming as a spring four-year-old, More Joyous won the first four starts of her campaign, including Group One wins in the George Main Stakes and Toorak Handicap. She then stepped up in distance in the Cox Plate, where she started second favorite behind dominant favorite So You Think. She took on So You Think in the lead in the Cox Plate, before fading to fifth place behind him. Resuming again in the autumn, she again won her first four starts of her campaign, including the Futurity Stakes and Queen Of The Turf Stakes at Group One level, before failing in the Doncaster Handicap on a heavy track.
|Won||17 Jan 2009||2yo Hcp||Rosehill||NA||1100 m||55.5||Nash Rawiller||2nd - Big Birdie|
|FF||28 Feb 2009||Silver Slipper Stakes||Rosehill||G2||1100 m||54.5||Nash Rawiller||1st - Melito|
|Won||21 Mar 2009||Reisling Stakes||Rosehill||G2||1200 m||55.5||Darren Beadman||2nd - Melito|
|15th||4 Apr 2009||Golden Slipper Stakes||Rosehill||G1||1200 m||54.5||Darren Beadman||1st - Phelan Ready|
|3rd||29 Aug 2009||Sheraco Stakes||Rosehill||LR||1100 m||53||Blake Shinn||1st - Madam Pedrille|
|Won||19 Sept 2009||Tea Rose Stakes||Rosehill||G2||1500 m||56||Nash Rawiller||2nd - Melito|
|Won||03 Oct 2009||Flight Stakes||Randwick||G1||1600 m||56||Nash Rawiller||2nd - Sister Madly|
|Won||13 Feb 2010||Light Fingers Stakes||Randwick||G2||1200 m||56||Nash Rawiller||2nd - Trim|
|Won||06 Mar 2010||Surround Stakes||Warwick Farm||G2||1400 m||56||Nash Rawiller||2nd - Hurtle Myrtle|
|Won||28 Aug 2010||Sheraco Stakes||Rosehill||LR||1100 m||59||Nash Rawiller||2nd - Girl Hussler|
|Won||11 Sep 2010||Sebring Sprint||Rosehill||G2||1400 m||54.5||Cory Brown||2nd - Rothesay|
|Won||25 Sep 2010||George Main Stakes||Randwick||G1||1600 m||54.5||Cory Brown||2nd - Trusting|
|Won||09 Oct 2010||Toorak Handicap||Caulfield||G1||1600 m||58||Nash Rawiller||2nd - We're Gonna Rock|
|5th||23 Oct 2010||Cox Plate||Moonee Valley||G1||2040 m||55.5||Nash Rawiller||1st - So You Think|
|Won||12 Feb 2011||Breeders' Classic||Randwick||G2||1200 m||57.5||Nash Rawiller||2nd - Graceful Anna|
|Won||26 Feb 2011||Futurity Stakes||Caulfield||G1||1400 m||57||Nash Rawiller||2nd - Whobegotyou|
|Won||19 Mar 2011||Canterbury Stakes||Rosehill||G2||1300 m||57||Nash Rawiller||2nd - Love Conquers All|
|Won||02 Apr 2011||Queen Of The Turf Stakes||Rosehill||G1||1500 m||57||Nash Rawiller||2nd - Melito|
|11th||16 Apr 2011||Doncaster Handicap||Randwick||G1||1600 m||57||Nash Rawiller||1st - Sacred Choice|
|3rd||30 Sep 2011||Manikato Stakes||Moonee Valley||G1||1200 m||56.5||Nash Rawiller||1st - Sepoy|
|Won||15 Oct 2011||Tristarc Stakes||Caulfield||G2||1400 m||58.57||Nash Rawiller||2nd - Sister Madly|
|7th||29 Oct 2011||Myer Classic||Flemington||G1||1600 m||57||Nash Rawiller||1st - Hurtle Myrtle|
|Won||24 Mar 2012||Canterbury Stakes||Rosehill||G2||1300 m||57||Nash Rawiller||2nd - Monton|
|Won||07 Apr 2012||Queen Of The Turf Stakes||Rosehill||G1||1500 m||57||Nash Rawiller||2nd - Miss Keepsafe|
|Won||21 Apr 2012||Doncaster Handicap||Randwick||G1||1600 m||57.5||Nash Rawiller||2nd - Shootout|
|Won||28 Apr 2012||Queen Elizabeth Stakes||Randwick||G1||2000 m||57||Nash Rawiller||2nd - Manighar|
|Won||15 Sep 2012||Sheraco Stakes||Rosehill||LR||1200 m||59||Nash Rawiller||2nd - Miss Marx|
|Won||29 Sep 2012||Golden Pendant||Rosehill||G3||1400 m||59||Nash Rawiller||2nd - Sykerush|
|4th||13 Oct 2012||Toorak Handicap||Caulfield||G1||1600 m||60||Nash Rawiller||1st - Solzhenitsyn|
|11th||27 Oct 2012||Cox Plate||Moonee Valley||G1||2040 m||57||Nash Rawiller||1st - Ocean Park|
- More Joyous's racing record
- "Melito Drama-Free in Silver Slipper Win". 1 March 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
- "Joyous filly brings relief to Gai and Singo". 22 March 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
- "Phelan Ready takes the 2009 Golden Slipper". 4 April 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
- Tony Arrold (5 October 2009). "More Joyous steals show at Randwick Epsom-Metropolitan meeting". The Australian. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
- Rob Burnet (6 March 2010). "More Joyous (NZ), just, in Surround Stakes". thoroughbrednews.com.au. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
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