Master horseman celebrates Golden Slipper win
The recent Golden Slipper victory by Stay Inside provided master horse educator Greg Bennett with a memorable ‘triple crown’.
Bennett is the head trainer at Fenwick Farm’s at Canungra where he educates the next generation of equine athletes, including the OnTrack team of horses.
This two year-old season, Bennett and his expert team at Fenwick have broken in the winners of the three major 2yo events in Australia, the Magic Millions, Blue Diamond and Golden Slipper.
The triple crown came via three different horses, from three different stables and with three different stories. But the common thread for each was a sound beginning with Bennett.
The Chris Waller prepared Shaquero (by Shalaa) delivered the first leg by capturing the Magic Millions at the Gold Coast in January.
This was followed by the Blue Diamond win of Artorius (by Flying Artie).
The final and most prestigious leg of the treble came when Stay Inside (by Extreme Choice) dominated his rivals in the stallion making Golden Slipper.
By his own admission, Bennett has lost count of the number of horses he has broken in over the years but the figure is in the thousands.
Among them is amazing three time Melbourne Cup winning mare, Makybe Diva.
Bennett is currently breaking in what we hope will be the next generation of stars at OnTrack, Magic Millions colts by Savabeel and Dundeel.
Both yearlings have been set on a path towards Guineas and Derbies as three year-olds under leading Queensland trainers Tony Gollan and David Vandyke.