Oct 31, 2021

Qld Rogues owners cheered themselves hoarse (pardon the pun) as the horse they OWN The Big Goodbye belted his rivals at Eagle Farm on Saturday, October 30. 

It was a much deserved victory for The Big Goodbye, since being purchased by the Qld Rogues he had shown tremendous heart and ability with three consecutive seconds at Eagle Farm, two of them by a matter of millimetres. 

But there was no denying the little fella with a big heart on Saturday. Jumping from the outside gate in a small field of nine, jockey Leah Kilner worked a miracle to have him one off the fence and in fifth position behind a solid pace. 

‘“From the moment I got into the spot I did, I just couldn’t believe it and I said to myself this horse is unbeatable, once he worked through his gears in the straight he just said goodbye to everybody else” joked Kilner. 

Trainer Rob Heathcote has no doubt that The Big Goodbye will now race his way through the grades in town. 

“He’s the class of horse that can now go through all the grades to grade six in town, congratulations guys I know there’s plenty more to come and he can keep winning in town on a Saturday” Heathcote said. 

As always Rob refused to nominate the next assignment immediately for The Big Goodbye, instead he’ll see how he pulls up, eats up and make a decision during the week. 

He simply concluded his address to owners with a big “Go Queensladers”. Watch the race replay below:

The Queensland Rogues have now rocketed to a big lead on the TRL ladder with 95 points ahead of the NSW Tycoons on 21, with the Vic Husslers on 20. 

That could all change with Team Captain contesting the Macca’s Run at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day over 2800 metres.