Champion Australian Racehorse Eurythmic
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Eurythmic was an Australian stallion that was bred by Noel Thompson and trained by John Kelly and Jack Holt under the ownership of Sir Ernest Lee Steere.
Eurythmic (a thoroughbred sired by Eudoris from Great Britain) was foaled in 1916 and debuted racing in the 1918-19 season as a two year old, with his first race being the WATC Initial Stakes
He earned his first victory in the WATC Nursery Handicap where he carried two stone and emerged victorious, beating Eragoon by a margin of five lengths.
Next up was the Karrakatta Plate where he emerged victorious once again, subjecting Eragoon to second place once more. He was unplaced later on in the Claremont Handicap, but ended his debut season on a high note after emerging victorious in the WATC Sires Produce Stakes.
As a three year old, Eurythmic began the 1919-20 season on a high note, going on to win seven out of the first eight starts he had.
Perth Cup Winner And More
His wins were at the Perch Cup, WATC Grove Handicap, a dead heat with Rivose at the WATC Derby, the wfa C B Cox Stakes and the WATC St Leger. Moreover, he had a record-breaking win at the WATC Osborn Stakes. Eurythmic began his third season under a new trainer, Jack Holt.
He won the VRC October Stakes and the VATC Memsie Stakes in succession, beating Ethiopian from Great Britain in the former. Eurythmic went on to make it 11 successive wins when he took honours at the Caulfield cup, Caulfield Stakes and Melbourne Stakes.
However, a few days later, his winning streak came to an end when he came fourth in the Melbourne Cup, in a race that was won by Poitrel.
Next up, it was revenge time for Eurythmic when he defeated Poitrel in the Fisher Plate. His rollercoaster ride was not over, as he went on to win a further seven races in succession. These were the VRC Governors Plate, Essendon Stakes, King’s Plate, Cumberland Stakes, AJC Stakes and the Sydney Cup in which he carried 61 kg.
A Booming 1921-1922 Season
In the 1921-22 season, Eurythmic was in great form once again, first winning the Memsie Stakes, coming second to Tangalooma in the October Stakes, winning the Caulfield Stakes VRC Melbourne Stakes and the Herbert Power Stakes. However, he was unlucky in the Melbourne Cup when interference made him to pull up.
He was on the receiving end once again in the VATC St. George Stakes when he was penalised for conceding Harvesting King over 2 stone and he had to contend with a 20-pound penalty in the VATC Futurity Stakes that followed, although he won the race carrying 67 kg.
Later on in the season, he won the C.M Lloyd Stakes but was unplaced in the Newmarket Handicap. He came third in Cumberland Stakes and the AJC Autumn Stakes, which was won by Beauford.
The 1922-23 season was Eurythmic final season in racing and he finished in style, winning both the Caulfield Stakes and the Memsie Stakes for the third successive year.
He was in second position in the Herbert Power Stakes, the VATC St George Stakes, VRC Essendon Stakes, C.M Lloyd Stakes and the VATC Futurity Stakes.
By the time he retired from racing, he held the record of being the highest earning horse in Australia with over AU £ 36,000.