More Joyous

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More Joyous
Sire More Than Ready
Grandsire Southern Halo
Dam Sunday Joy
Damsire Sunday Silence
Sex Mare
Foaled 2006
Country New Zealand
Colour Bay
Owner Strawberry Hills Stud (Mgr: J D Singleton)
Trainer Gai Waterhouse
Record 30: 21–0–2[1]
Earnings $4,490,450
Major wins
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)
Last updated on 2 March 2013

More Joyous (foaled 20 August 2006) is an outstanding Australian trained and New Zealand bred Thoroughbred racemare, trained by Gai Waterhouse, who has won eight Group 1 races.

Pedigree[edit]

More Joyous is by the leading Southern Halo sire More Than Ready, and from the Australian Oaks winning Sunday Silence mare Sunday Joy.

Racing career[edit]

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.[2] Three weeks later she took out the Group 2 Reisling Stakes by 2.3 lengths from Melito[3] 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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

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.

Racing record[edit]

2008-09 season as a two year old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
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
2009-10 season as a three year old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
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
2010-11 season as a four year old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
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
2011-12 season as a five year old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
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
2012-13 season as a six year old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ More Joyous's racing record
  2. ^ "Melito Drama-Free in Silver Slipper Win". 1 March 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Joyous filly brings relief to Gai and Singo". 22 March 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Phelan Ready takes the 2009 Golden Slipper". 4 April 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Tony Arrold (5 October 2009). "More Joyous steals show at Randwick Epsom-Metropolitan meeting". The Australian. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Rob Burnet (6 March 2010). "More Joyous (NZ), just, in Surround Stakes". thoroughbrednews.com.au. Retrieved 5 May 2012.