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Gay Poss 26 starts 10½/1/3

2yo 5 2/-/2

3yo 13 7/1/1

4yo 8 1½/-/-

She won the AJC Oaks and dead-heated with Arctic Symbol in the Caulfield Stakes. The Craiglee Stakes was her other win in a race that is currently G1.

Her last start appears to have been in the Lancaster Handicap at Flemington on the June 1971 long weekend.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote John H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 5:44pm
Two others not yet mentioned are the NZ mares Chantal & Unpainted.

Chantal won the 1966 Epsom by 5 lengths from Galilee & then the WFA George Main Stakes a couple of days later.

Unpainted won the Doncaster Hcp & two days later the All Aged Stakes.

I am sure both won important races in NZ & became very good broodmares.
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Just to add a bit on Chantal, John H. She won the G1 George Adams Handicap (now the Thorndon Mile) at Wellington, so that gives her 3 G1s. 

She won her Epsom very impressively but George Moore was booed by the crowd when she was beaten three lengths and a short half-head third behind Winfreux and Light Fingers as odds-on favourite in the 1966 Caulfield Stakes. Chantal was retired after sustaining an injury during Storm Queen's George Adams Mile victory at her next start.

From an old Miller's Guide and Trove it looks as though she had 25 starts for 8 wins, 6 seconds and 2 thirds. An on-line pedigree gives 9 wins but counts her Rothsay Hcp victory as a 2yo twice. 

She certainly ranks with many of the others listed.
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She was a top mare alright, seen that Epsom win, it was devastating , after running second to her Galilee won toorak Caulfield cup then Melbourne cup, I'm with you there SR.
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Carioca, the report I read said Chantal went 8 lengths clear before George Moore eased her back near the post. No wonder the win stuck in your memory!
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Originally posted by Summer Regent Summer Regent wrote:

Carioca, the report I read said Chantal went 8 lengths clear before George Moore eased her back near the post. No wonder the win stuck in your memory!

One thing about Randwick in those days Summer Regent was the famous rise was so prominent just beyond the furlong pole and nobody rode that rise like George, he was freakish, no wonder the UK held no terrors for him, but I digress.
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Chantal won four on the trot in Sydney all over a mile, all by a space, but was scratched from the Caulfield Cup when connections objected to the 7lb penalty.  Instead she ran in the Caulfield Stakes on the Wednesday between Guineas and Cup day but it was a slowly run affair and Winfreux had them all covered.  

Winfreux was ridden by Jim Jonston and it was noted that Johnston had won all 6 WFA races run in Melbourne that Spring.  He rode Tobin Bronze to win the Cox Plate to make it seven, and again to win the Mackinnon to make it 8 !  Then he won the Linlithgow on Oaks day on Legal Boy to make it 9 from 9.  

His amazing run came to an end in the CB Fisher Plate when John Miller rode Galilee to beat Tobin Bronze by 2½ lengths. In the following race Chantal was fourth behind Storm Queen in the George Adams Hcp. 
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