Luckily enough he’s owned and adored by thousands of die-hard maroons in the Queensland Rogues TRL team.
The Big Goodbye doesn’t have a Group 1 to his credit, he doesn’t have the most devastating turn of foot, he isn’t even the prettiest horse to look at (no offence intended) but he certainly has a massive heart and will to win. And that’s what his owners love about him.
TBG is coming off a devastating victory over a high class field at Doomben and is now being targeted at the $100,000 sprint on Ipswich Cup June 18 by trainer Rob Heathcote.
Witness The Big Goodbye winning last start below
TBG was bought for $100,000 from Richard and Chantelle Jolly in Adelaide and made everyone sit up and take notice with his first start for Rob running a cracking second at Eagle Farm in September last year.
Rob quipped “He goes alright this horse, I think we’ll have a lot of fun”.
Fun is right, since making his debut for the Rogues, The Big Goodbye has had 10 starts for 2 wins, 4 seconds, 2 thirds and only one unplaced run when he was simply over the top. That consistency has reaped $91,800 in prize money, just shy of his purchase price. That tally could go through the roof with $61,000 on offer if first across the line at Ipswich on June 18.
“I don’t think he has run a bad race in his life, he’s a genuine, honest, tough horse with plenty more wins to come” Rob said.
The Big Goodbye is only a 4-year-old and still eligible for the $10 million Magic Millions race day in January.
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