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Gold Edition wins Manikato Stakes

Mighty mare Gold Edition captured the first Group One race of the season with an electrifying display of speed to win the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley.

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Gold Edition wins Manikato Stakes

Mighty mare Gold Edition captured the first Group One race of the season with an electrifying display of speed to win the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley.

Gold Edition - left us all speechless
Gold Edition - left us all speechless
Photo by Bronwen Healy

Mighty mare Gold Edition captured the first Group One race of the season with an electrifying display of speed to win the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley.

Queensland jockey Stathi Katsidis, having his first ride in Melbourne, jumped the Ron Maund-trained four-year-old straight to the lead and dictated the pace of the race throughout.


Gold Edition led clearly at the top of the straight and defied all efforts to run her down, beating South Australian mare Vormista with Dr Nipandtuck third.

"What a rush," a clearly excited Katsidis said.

"I just hope I can keep the ride on her.

"That's how she likes to race.

"She's just done what she had to do."

The win in the weight-for-age 1200m feature was Gold Edition's 16th from 33 starts and took her prizemoney past $2.9 million.

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