Brooke Sweeney and O’So Hazy: Can Girl Power take the Kosciuszko

Brooke Sweeney and O’So Hazy: Can Girl Power take the Kosciuszko

Brooke Sweeney and O’So Hazy: Can Girl Power take the Kosciuszko

There is only 1 mare in the Kosciuszko and that is Larneuk bred O’So Hazy, a mare by the award winning sire O’Lonhro. She is teamed up with her regular rider Brooke Sweeney one of the finest Jockeys any where in Australia and the pair are a serious player in Saturdays $1.3m Kosciuszko.

Only 24, Brooke has proven just what a talented rider she is with her impressive record:

Race Location Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Place % Prize Money
NSW – Country 635 90 72 64 14% 35% $1,120,357
VIC – Country 744 56 63 73 7% 25% $1,092,841
VIC – Metro 60 4 2 4 6% 16% $202,990
SA – Metro 4 1 0 0 25% 25% $27,600
NSW – Metro 3 0 0 2 0% 66% $55,430

Brooke and O’So Hazy have teamed up before, also at long odds in the country championships at Royal Randwick back in April when the pair took 3rd place.

This weekend the stakes are higher, but Brooke and O’So Hazy are not without hope, drawn well in barrier 6 on what is expected to be a heavy track the gutsy mare and her formidable rider are going to give it all they have.

O’So Hazy’s sire O’Lonhro is a close relative of I Am Invincible is having an exceptional year both on the track and at stud.

Bookings for O’Lonhro have soared at Larneuk compared to previous years as his talented progeny have been proving themselves on racetracks around the country. O’Lonhro has gotten off to a good start at stud with his first few crops producing Mamzelle Tess, the winner of six and Group placed in May, stakes placed O’Lonera – also a 6-time winner with over half a million in the bank – O’Lonh Star (6 wins), Big Reel (6 wins), O’ So Hazy (5 wins). All up … nearly 70 winners of circa $4 million.

A cracking individual who is renowned for throwing them to type, O’Lonhro was unbeaten in his two starts as a 3YO before capping his career at four with a victory in the time honoured Group Two Chelmsford Stakes (emulating his sire and beating home Group One Doncaster Handicap winner, Triple Honour), along with a second in the Group Two Warwick Stakes.

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Shayne Heffernan Funds Manager at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.

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