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Northerly became the new King of Australian racing and joined the greats of
years past in the space of one week at the 2002 Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate. In
doing so, he became only the 4 th horse ever to win the Caulfield Cup - Cox
Plate double in the same year, and the 9 th ever to win back-to-back Cox
Plates. The gallant gelding was
retired in October 2004 after a brief comeback from a tendon injury.
October 19 2002, the champion from Western Australia, Northerly, triumphed in
Australia s most difficult 2400m handicap, the Caulfield Cup. Guided by Greg
Childs and prepared magnificently by Fred Kersley, the horse they call
Freak carried the highest weight of any winner for 22 years.
Untroubled by this burden he went on to record a memorable victory.but this was
to be just the first chapter in a remarkable Spring Carnival story.
week later on October 26, the 2002 Cox Plate was run at Moonee Valley. This race
was acknowledged by many as boasting the strongest field of thoroughbreds the
race had ever seen. The sheer authority of Northerly s victory left many
convinced that, in the same race that marked the end for the Queen
of racing, Sunline a new King had been crowned. With Patrick Payne
on board, Northerly stalked the champion mare before winning easily by a length.
Trainer Fred Kersley managed the change in distance and change of pace expertly,
and in Northerly he had a horse who could handle it with the aplomb of a
champion, and the authority of ... a King.
signed by trainer Fred Kersley and jockeys Greg Childs and Patrick Payne this
is also the definitive limited edition collectable of these wonderful victories
and of a wonderful horse. With just 500 non-repeatable editions ever to be made
available we recommend you place your order as quickly as possible. Northerly
- The Double was created with the support and endorsement of the Melbourne
Racing Club and the Moonee Valley Racing Club, and bears their official marks.
Framed Size: 710mm x 500mm