JUKEBOX (AUS)(Snitzel-Jestatune, by Rory's Jester)
Aquis Farm, NSW. Fee: $11,000

Jukebox Overview

Brilliant Group-winning Snitzel sprinter Jukebox is a popular new late addition at Aquis’ Hunter Valley base.

Undefeated in two starts at 2, the Ciaron Maher trained colt was a dominant winner of the Listed Inglis Premier and returned in the spring to win the stallion-making Group Three MRC Vain Stakes.

In the Vain Stakes Jukebox produced a race-best sectional for the final 200m.

‘’He is the most natural athlete I have ever worked with, both in Australia and in England. It was a huge disappointment when he had to be scratched on the eve of the Blue Diamond. His work leading into that race had been sensational - on the Tuesday prior he ran 11 flat on the bridle for the final 200m and we were as sure as you can be, that he would win the Group One’’ – Co-trainer David Eustace.

A naturally fast, precocious horse that won his first three starts, Jukebox ran true to his pedigree being from the top class Stakes winning juvenile Jestatune, a daughter of Golden Slipper and leading speed influence Rory’s Jester, who of course is also the broodmare sire of Not A Single Doubt.

''He was electric as a 2YO - he was so natural and so fast and I just think that if he puts that into his stock then you'll have to hit the board. He had Group One speed and ability and he's the most precocious 2YO I have put a saddle on'' said Ciaron Maher. A half-sister to WA Group One winner Ihtsahymn, Jestatune is from another Stakes winning juvenile in Umatune, a daughter of Group One winning 2YO and leading sire Umatilla.

‘’Jukebox is what Australian racing is all about - an unbeaten 2YO with speed to burn and a pedigree dominated by colonial speed through Snitzel and Rory’s Jester - and he’s bred on the same cross as Not a Single Doubt.’’ – Aquis Farm CEO Shane McGrath. 

  • By Champion 2YO Sire Snitzel
  • Precocious, unbeaten Stakes winning 2YO
  • Winner of the stallion making Vain Stakes as a 3YO
  • From a colonial family built on Australian speed

Jukebox Pedigree

SNITZEL (AUS)
b. 2002
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
b. 1996
DANEHILL
b. 1986
DANZIG
RAZYANA
SHANTHAS CHOICE
b. 1992
CANNY LAD
DANCING SHOW
SNIPPETS' LASS (AUS)
b. 1993
SNIPPETS
b. 1984
LUNCHTIME
EASY DATE
SNOW FINCH
b. 1984
STORM BIRD
A REALGIRL
JESTATUNE (AUS)
ch. 2004
RORYS JESTER (AUS)
ch. 1982
CROWN JESTER
ch. 1978
BAGUETTE
ANJUDY
RORYS ROCKET
gr. 1973
ROAN ROCKET
CANTADORA
UMATUNE (AUS)
gr. 1998
UMATILLA
b. 1988
MISWAKI
DANCING SHOW
GODS TUNE
gr. 1988
GODSWALK
NEPTUNE PRINCESS
All data courtesy Arion Pedigrees

Jukebox News

  • Jukebox To Aquis Farm

    Wed, 29 Aug 2018

    Talented Gr3-winning colt Jukebox (Snitzel-Jestajune, by Rory's Jester) will stand at Aquis Farm's Hunter Valley base this spring at a fee of $10,000 plus GST. Trained by Ciaron Maher, Jukebox was undefeated as a juvenile and went on to win 3 of his 8 starts highlighted by the Gr3 MRC Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield. Jukebox is by dual Champion Australian Sire Snitzel from the Listed WATC Gimcrack Stakes winner Jestajune, a half-sister to Gr1 Kingston Town Stakes winner Itsahymn. In a deal brokered by Damon Gabedy of Belmont Bloodstock, Jukebox is already assured every chance of success at stud with his breeder Neville Duncan electing to remain in the horse, along with Colin McKenna who raced both Merchant Navy and Jukebox with Ciaron Maher. "Jukebox is what Australian racing is all about – an unbeaten 2YO with speed to burn and a pedigree dominated by colonial speed through Snitzel and Rory's Jester – and he's bred on the same cross as Not a Single Doubt," Aquis CEO Shane McGrath said.


  • Jukebox To Aquis Farm

    Tue, 28 Aug 2018

    Talented Gr3-winning colt Jukebox (Snitzel-Jestajune, by Rory's Jester) will stand at Aquis Farm's Hunter Valley base this spring at a fee of $10,000 plus GST. Trained by Ciaron Maher, Jukebox was undefeated as a juvenile and went on to win 3 of his 8 starts highlighted by the Gr3 MRC Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield. Jukebox is by dual Champion Australian Sire Snitzel from the Listed WATC Gimcrack Stakes winner Jestajune, a half-sister to Gr1 Kingston Town Stakes winner Itsahymn. In a deal brokered by Damon Gabedy of Belmont Bloodstock, Jukebox is already assured every chance of success at stud with his breeder Neville Duncan electing to remain in the horse, along with Colin McKenna who raced both Merchant Navy and Jukebox with Ciaron Maher. "Jukebox is what Australian racing is all about – an unbeaten 2YO with speed to burn and a pedigree dominated by colonial speed through Snitzel and Rory's Jester – and he's bred on the same cross as Not a Single Doubt," Aquis CEO Shane McGrath said.


  • Ardrossan To Benefit From Bletchingly Run

    Fri, 27 Jul 2018

    Trainer Mick Price expects former Kiwi galloper Ardrossan (Redoute's Choice-Miss Argyle, by Iglesia) will need the run when he resumes in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) Caulfield tomorrow. Formerly trained by Stephen Marsh in New Zealand, Ardrossan was undefeated in two starts, including the Listed Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre Stakes (1100m) at Te Rapa, before being transferred to Price. The 3YO was unplaced in the Gr2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) when making his Australian debut in February. "I'm not sure if he can win first-up but I've got to run him as his time has come," Price told AAP. "I worked him with Miss Oklahoma on Tuesday morning on the course proper and she finished in front of him which was a bit of a concern. She's not a bad filly but he gives me the impression he may need the run." Price said Ardrossan said Ardrossan has the talent to win the Bletchingly but that he was coming up against a hot field. "He has been given a soft progression for his return, including two Caulfield jump-outs. He had a good spell and preparation but there's not much I can do but run him," Price said. "He's definitely stronger but I suppose Black Heart Bart, Vega Magic, Voodoo Lad and Jukebox, they're all fit and well and the ones to beat."

  • Voodoo Lad Wins Gr3 Sir John Monash Stakes

    Mon, 16 Jul 2018

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    At Caulfield in Melbourne, Yarraman Park's Gr3-winning stallion I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit-Cannarelle, by Canny Lad) added a Group race success when 6YO Australian-bred gelding Voodoo Lad (I Am Invincible-O'Fortuna, by Gilded Time) unleashed an eye-catching last-to-first sprint to land the $150,000 Gr3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) for 3YO+, defeating Inn Keeper & Jukebox. This was a brilliant return to form by Voodoo Lad who improved his record to 11 wins (including the Gr3 Moonga Stakes, Gr3 $150,000 The Heath 1100, Listed Regal Roller Stakes & Listed MVRC SAJ Fruit Supply Stakes) and 9 placings (including the Gr1 Newmarket Handicap, Gr1 MRC Sir Rupert Clarke Handicap & Listed VRC All Victorian Series Final Handicap) from 27 starts for $1,177,410 in earnings. A modest $36,000 purchase by Segenhoe Stud at the 2013 Inglis Select Scone Yearling Sale, Voodoo Lad hails from the same family as champion grey sprinter and 8-time Gr1 winner Schillaci.

  • Jukebox Primed for Return

    Fri, 13 Jul 2018

    Caulfield trainer Ciaron Maher says he is looking forward to seeing smart colt Jukebox (Snitzel-Jestajune, by Rory's Jester) resume on his home track tomorrow, reports racenet. Not sighted since finishing well beaten by former stable-mate Merchant Navy in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington in November, Jukebox will open his spring campaign in the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield. Maher says Jukebox has lost none of his ability and that he even had s light edge of Merchant Navy as a young horse. "Jukebox and Merchant Navy were my standout young colts. Jukebox was actually more natural and sharper whereas Merchant Navy was one of those sort of horses that just knew how to get it done," Maher said. "I still do have a very high opinion of Jukebox. He has prepped up really well for his return to racing with a couple of impressive jump-outs. I expect him to run a really bold race." After Saturday, Maher said Jukebox was likely to head to the Gr3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on July 28.

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    Jukebox (image: Mark Gatt)
  • Jukebox To Make Gr1 Noise

    Mon, 9 Jul 2018

    Ciaron Maher expects dual highly talented Melbourne colt Jukebox (Snitzel-Jestajune, by Rory's Jester) to make his mark in Group 1 company in the spring. Not sighted since finishing well beaten in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington in November, Jukebox will open his spring campaign in the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday. Soundness issues have restricted Jukebox to just six starts, but his class has been made obvious with three victories including the Gr2 Danehill Stakes and Gr3 Vain Stakes last spring. "He had a jump-out on Tuesday at Caulfield on the course proper and went very well," Maher told racing.com. "He'll have another gallop on Tuesday morning but at this stage he's shaping up pretty well. He's furnished and seems good and sound because he had a bit of surgery on a joint." Maher added: "He'll run in the Monash and the Bletchingly and then hopefully we're re-setting our sights on a Group 1."

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    Jukebox (image: Mark Gatt)
  • Catchy Wins Gr2 Danehill Stakes

    Mon, 18 Sep 2017

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    At Flemington racecourse in Melbourne, Coolmore's former Gr1-winning Champion Australian Sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) added a Group success when 3YO bay filly Catchy (Fastnet Rock-Cats Whisker, by Fusaichi Pegasus) utilised her trademark late finishing burst to score a strong win in the $200,000 Gr2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) for 3YOs, defeating Jukebox & Booker. Racing in the red and white checked silks of Robert Crabtree's Dorrington Farm, Catchy advanced her record to 5 wins (including the Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes & Gr2 Blue Diamond Prelude) from 7 starts for $1,251,000 in earnings. Co-trainer David Hayes said Catchy was likely to bypass the Gr1 Thousand Guineas against her own sex in favour of the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas against the boys. "In that Blue Diamond, if you go back and watch how powerful she was that last 400m, and she did that to the boys again today" Hayes told racing.com. "So at the moment, she's favourite to take the boys in the $2 million Guineas." The Gr1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) will be run at Caulfield racecourse on 14 October. By Fastnet Rock out of the dual Gr2 winner Cats Whisker (Fusaichi Pegasus), Catchy was purchased by Dorrington Farm for $220,000 at 2016's Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Coolmore Stud.

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    Catchy is favoured to take on the colts (pic: Mark Gatt)
  • Danehill Next for Jukebox

    Tue, 12 Sep 2017

    Exciting Victorian colt Jukebox (Snitzel-Jestajune, by Rory's Jester) will seek to maintain his unbeaten record when he contests Saturday’s $200,000 Gr2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) at Flemington. The Ciaron Maher-trained 3YO has won all three of his starts to date, including a first-up triumph in the Gr3 Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on 19 August. “He had a good little record as two-year-old and it’s great to see him come back as a three-year-old in that sort of order. He really attacked the line well in the Vain,” Maher told ANZ Bloodstock News. “I reckon he has definitely improved. He had an easy week after the Vain Stakes and he seems really bright and fresh and well.” Maher has all but ruled out the Gr1 Golden Rose for Jukebox, instead earmarking races such as The Everest and the stallion-making Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes as likely targets. “There is The Everest as well as an option but he would probably have to win on Saturday and do it in really good style in order to go there,” he said. “Otherwise, we will just focus on getting him ready for the Coolmore.”

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    Jukebox (image: Mark Gatt)
  • Super Hard Challenge For Debut Winner's City Step Up

    Wed, 6 Sep 2017

    A fortnight ago at Pakenham, a 3YO colt turned many a head with a facile 2.25-lengths maiden win over 1000m where he finished with a wet sail. Trainer Robert Smerdon has wasted no time in getting Superhard to the city, with the All Too Hard son immediately tackling a much tougher assignment in today's opening race at Sandown over the same distance. At face value he looks like he's going to appreciate a step up in trip, so the question is how he'll fare over the 1000m against the likes of Written Choice who was very impressive over this course and distance when winning on debut. Waiting in the wings should either falter are Wait For No One from the in-form Team Hayes & Dabernig stable, and Fully Maxed who ran a bottler behind Jukebox in the Vain Stakes. And then there's Bel Sonic, whose formlines from just two starts are ominous. Winning second-up at Geelong over 1100m when a short-priced favourite, he was beaten less than two lengths at Pakenham over 1200m on debut by last start Gr3 winner Merchant Navy, who'd start deep in the red if he was running here.

  • Jukebox Wins Gr3 Vain Stakes

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017

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    At Caulfield in Melbourne, Arrowfield Stud's Gr1-winning Australian Champion Stallion Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) powered into the new season with another Gr3 winner when unbeaten 3YO colt Jukebox (Snitzel-Jestajune, by Rory's Jester) was strong late to capture the $150,000 Gr3 Vain Stakes (1100m) for 3YO colts for trainer Ciaron Maher. Jukebox defied Plutocracy and Prompt Response and took his record to 3 wins on the bounce for $240,900 earnings. Jukebox was a $200,000 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling purchase from the draft of Blue Gum Farm and hinted that further distances would not be an issue in winning the Vain Stakes. He descends from a diverse family that includes multiple Group-winning gelding Catapulted and Gr1 Kingston Town Stakes-winning Itsahymn.

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    No 4 Jukebox scores in the shadows of the post (pic: Mark Gatt)
  • Triple Treat For Snitzel

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017

    Australia's newly crowned Champion Sire Snitzel has made an electrifying start to 2017/18, with the Arrowfield Stud boom sire adding a Group race treble on Saturday and almost cracking the million-dollar mark - a mere 19 days into the new season. First up was Dracary’s win in the $150,000 Gr3 ATC Up and Coming S. 1300m at Royal Randwick, followed by Jukebox in the $150,000 MRC Vain S. 1100m at Caulfield, and then Sweet Redemption in the Gr3 $150,000 ATC Toy Show Quality 1300m, also at Royal Randwick (see full race reports below). Dracarys, Jukebox & Sweet Redemption completed Snitzel's second stakes treble (after the Diddums-Invader-Heavenly Blue treble on 1 April 2017) and with Menari, have matched the four August stakes wins that opened Snitzel's 2016/17 Australian Premiership-winning season.

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    Dracarys was one of three Group winners for Snitzel (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Jukebox Still in Slipper Picture

    Tue, 28 Feb 2017

    Trainer Ciaron Maher is hoping that Jukebox can get the all-clear from stewards and continue his juvenile season after being a controversial scratching from last Saturday's Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield, reports Racing.com. Racing Victoria stewards ordered the withdrawal of the unbeaten colt from the $1.5 million 2YO feature after he failed to pass vet inspection on Friday. Maher has his eye on next month's $3.5 million Gr1 Golden Slipper with the son of Snitzel whom he hopes to run in either the Gr2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday or the Gr3 Black Opal Stakes (1200m) at Canberra on Sunday. "I think the horse is going really well. If they [the stewards] can watch him gallop, that'll satisfy them hopefully," Maher said. Maher added: "Hopefully we can get him spot on and move on towards the Golden Slipper."

  • Gr1 Blue Diamond Final Field & Barrier Draw

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017

    The final field (16 plus one emergency) has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for Victoria's richest juvenile race, the $1.5 million Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) to be run at Caulfield racecourse this Saturday, 25 February. Co-favourite for the race Catchy ($5.50) drew poorly in barrier 13, while the Robert Smerdon-trained Property, a late entry for the race, saw his price firm into $5.50 equal favouritism after drawing ideally in barrier 3. Other runners under double-figure odds to draw well were Jukebox (barrier 4, $7.50) and Tulip (barrier 8, $9). The final field is:

    1. PROPERTY (3) 56.5kg

    2. AZAZEL (1) 56.5kg

    3. JUKEBOX (4) 56.5kg

    4. PARIAH (11) 56.5kg

    5. WAIT FOR NO ONE (10) 56.5kg

    6. ASPECT (14) 56.5kg

    7. CAO CAO (2) 56.5kg

    8. TAKING AIM (6) 56.5kg

    9. MURAAHIB (15) 56.5kg

    10. WILL'S BID (16) 56.5kg

    11. CATCHY (13) 54.5kg

    12. FORMALITY (12) 54.5kg

    13. TULIP (8) 54.5kg

    14. SPOILS (17) 54.5kg

    15. ROOMOOZ (5) 54.5kg

    16. BLONDIE (9) 54.5kg

    17e. SHEER MADNESS (7) 56.5kg

  • Nolen on Jukebox

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017

    Luke Nolen has been confirmed as the rider of exciting colt Jukebox in Saturday weeks Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield. Jukebox (Snitzel-Jestatune, by Rory's Jester), unbeaten in his two starts to date, has been ridden on both occasions by Craig Williams who has chosen to ride Catchy in the $1.5 million juvenile feature.

  • Jukebox Wins (R) Listed Inglis 2YO Premier

    Mon, 6 Feb 2017

    At Caulfield in Melbourne, Arrowfield Stud's high profile Gr1-winning stallion Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) celebrated a Restricted black-type success when 2YO colt Jukebox (Snitzel-Jestatune, by Rory's Jester) scored by 2-lengths for trainer Ciaron Maher in the $250,000 Restricted Listed Inglis 2YO Premier (1200m), over fellow colts Coppergate (Helmet-Umoya, by Nashwan) and Perast (Snitzel-Thousand Veils, by Zabeel). A $200,000 Inglis Easter yearling consigned by Blue Gum Farm, Jukebox took his record to 2 wins from 2 starts for $150,150 earnings. He is currently on the second line of betting at $8 for the $1.5 million Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on 25 February. "He's always been our benchmark two-year-old. He's very professional and very natural," Maher told Racing.com. "Fitness wise he improved out of his first run, but I still think there's a bit of improvement there also." He added: "It's three weeks into the Diamond which is a nice spacing."

  • $250,000 Inglis Premier Field

    Fri, 3 Feb 2017

    A final field of 10 runners has been declared for tomorrow's $250,000 Listed (restricted) Inglis Premier (1200m) at Caulfield. The Inglis Premier is restricted to horses purchased at the 2016 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale and VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale. This will be the 18th edition of the Inglis Premier, a race in which prize money is taken into account in the ballot conditions for the Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes. The race has proven to be a launching pad for future stars, with previous winners Snitzerland and Twilight Royale progressing to win Group One races during their careers. The two undefeated Snitzel colts Jukebox (Ciaron Maher) and Perast (Paul Perry) will be out to keep their perfect race record intact on Saturday, while four of the runners in this year's race are on debut. Jukebox is the $2.35 favourite for the race ahead of Perast at $3.40 and Coppergate (Helmet) at $9.50. The final Inglis Premier field is:

    1. JUKEBOX (Ciaron Maher-Craig Williams) 57kg (5)

    2. PERAST (Paul Perry-Stephen Baster) 57kg (3)

    3. BEAVERBROOK (Robbie Griffiths-Ben Thompson) 57kg (7)

    4. FULLY MAXED (Shane Nichols-Michael Dee) 57kg (10)

    5. CAPTIVATOR (Lee & Anthony Freedman-Damien Oliver) 57kg (6)

    6. COPPERGATE (Tony McEvoy-Dwayne Dunn) 57kg (1)

    7. EVIL CRY (Robbie Laing-Mark Zahra) 57kg (8)

    8. WANTED HARMONY (Shawn Mathrick-Luke Currie) 57kg (2)

    9. FALLING WATERS (Michael Moroney-Patrick Moloney) 55kg (4)

    10. ALICE ISLAND (David & B Hayes & T Dabernig-Regan Bayliss) 55kg (9)

  • German Stud Farm To Stand Montjeu Gr1 Winner

    Mon, 15 Oct 2012

    One time Melbourne Cup raider Jukebox Jury (Montjeu-Mare Aux Fees, by Kenmare) has been sold to Gestüt Etzean and will begin his stallion career at the German stud next year, reports racingpost.com. The 6YO grey entire suffered a fractured leg in the Melbourne Cup and re-injured it in training a few months ago and was retired. Jukebox Jury is the winner of 9 races (including the Gr1 Irish St Leger at his start prior to the 2011 Melbourne Cup, the 2009 Gr1 Preis von Europa, Gr2 Prix Kergorlay, Gr2 Newmarket Jockey Club Stakes, Gr2 Grand Prix de Deauville, Gr2 Royal Lodge Stakes & Gr3 Rose of Lancaster Stakes) from 22 starts. A €270,000 yearling, Jukebox Jury will stand for €5,500.

  • Former Shuttler & Sire Of 100+ Stakes-Winners Montjeu Dies At 16

    Fri, 30 Mar 2012

    Dual-Derby winning stallion & former NZ Windsor Park shuttler Montjeu (Sadler's Wells-Floripedes, by Top Ville) who has produced over 100 stakes-winners world-wide, died overnight at Coolmore Stud in Ireland "after a short illness due to complications from an overwhelming septicaemia" aged 16. On the track, Montjeu (the highest-rated racehorse ever by the great Sadler's Wells) recorded 11 wins (6 Gr1 triumphs, including the French Gr1 Prix Du Jockey-Club, Gr1 Irish Derby, French G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe & UK Gr1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes) & 2 runners-up from 16 starts. Subsequently at stud, from his 1st-crop he produced both UK G1 Epsom Derby winner Motivator & Gr1 Irish Derby winner Hurricane Run; & followed-up with 2 further English Derby winners in Authorized & Pour Moi. His other Gr1-winners world-wide include St Nicholas Abbey, Fame And Glory, Masked Marvel, Jukebox Jury, Nom Du Jeu, Roman Emperor, Wall Street, Tavistock, Sharvasti, Camelot, Sarah Lynx, Miss Keller & Recital.

  • Top Vet Called In For Jukebox Jury Leg Injury

    Wed, 30 Nov 2011

    Melbourne Cup casualty Jukebox Jury's leg injury “will be assessed next week by one of Australia's leading equine vets” reported racingpost.com. Jukebox Jury (the highest-rated stayer among the record number of international visitors in this year's Melbourne Cup) “went amiss late in the race with tests revealing he suffered a hairline fracture to his near-fore cannonbone”. As a result, plans to run at the Dubai World Cup Carnival “have been shelved, but trainer Mark Johnston is still eyeing a tilt at next year's UK Ascot Gold Cup”. With his leg heavily bandaged, Jukebox Jury “has been confined to a stable at the rural Victorian property of part-owners Colleen & Kevin Bamford” (who also share ownership of the 2010 Melbourne Cup winner Americain & bought into Jukebox Jury after he won France’s Prix Kergorlay in August). Jukebox Jury “has been under the care of prominent vet Dr Alastair MacLean, who recommended time as the most efficient way of dealing with the fracture”. Colleen Bamford noted: “It was decided to take the conservative approach & not operate. So it's been box rest for him for 4-6 weeks while nature takes its course.” X-rays next week “will reveal how much progress Jukebox Jury has made on the road to recovery”. Bamford added: “He really should make a full recovery, but we'll know more after Monday.” And she confirmed Jukebox Jury will return to Johnston's Middleham yard in England in early 2012 “once he is fit to travel. Our property is approved for pre-export quarantine requirements, so hopefully he can do his quarantine here before going back to England.”

  • Melb Cup Finishing Order & Jockey Comments

    Wed, 2 Nov 2011
    • 1st Dunaden (15-2) Christophe Lemaire: “It's a great moment for me, it's incredible. I was a bit anxious (waiting for the photo-finish result) because I knew it was very close & the pony (Clerk of the Course) on the back straight said that maybe the outside horse (Red Cadaeux) had won & I felt a bit disappointed even though the horse gave everything, but then they said ‘You win'. Of course I feel for Craig (Williams, suspended jockey who was originally engaged to ride Dunaden) but it is part of our job. I'm very sorry for him because he is a good friend of mine & I think today, this is life. There are no words for this. I want to thank everybody for the emotion & the passion they have. It is my first time in Australia but I love Flemington. You know, races like the Japan Cup, Breeders Cup, Epsom Derby. The Melbourne Cup is one of the big ones everybody wants to win. I knew he (Dunaden) had a very good chance. He has done a great job this horse & he deserves this race. It was slow at the beginning, but on the back straight they raced a little faster. The horse in front of me, Corey Brown I think (3rd-placed Lucas Cranach) brought me to the front line at the top of the stretch & he (Dunaden) was strong to the line. A former jockey John Marshall, he gave me very good advice (about my first ride at Flemington) that was right & I did exactly what he told me.”
    • 2nd Red Cadeaux (30-1) Michael Rodd: “I would have preferred to get beaten by half a length than get beaten by that (nose, smallest margin in the history of the race). He ran really well; we had a beautiful run through the race, I saved all the ground, I was able to come out when I wanted to & was able to hold him up until about the 400m. Coming to the 350m I let him go & he showed a turn of foot I wasn't expecting. It has taken a good horse to beat him. It hurts.”
    • 3rd Lucas Cranach (12-1) Corey Brown: “He ran super. He had all the breaks, he got the perfect run in the race & I peeled him out at the 600m & travelled up. Wasn't to be, he had every chance.”
    • 4th Americain (4-1) Gerald Mosse: “I think the ground was a bit firm for him. He gave me a good acceleration in the straight, but he started to get tired in the last 50m with the weight & the ground. He's very honest & tried his best.”
    • 5th Manighar (40-1) Damien Oliver: “He ran really well. He looked a real chance straightening up & fought on really well. It was a brave 5th.”
    • 6th Lost In The Moment (30-1) William Buick: “Delighted. I was very happy. The horse gave me everything. I had a great run through. He had every chance & ran his heart out. He's probably just not quite at this level yet, but he is a horse on the up & this must surely be a target in the future.”
    • 7th Fox Hunt (30-1) Silvestre De Sousa: “Ran a good race. He's had a hard season & hit a flat spot from the 1000m but he ran a good race.”
    • 8th Niwot (8-1) Dean Yendall: “Ran out of his skin, had a great run in transit. I produced him when I needed to produce him, he stuck it out really well & probably just found Saturday (when he won the Gr3 Lexus Stakes over 2500m) too hard to back up, but he went tremendous.”
    • 9th Unusual Suspect (30-1) Brad Rawiller: “He ran fantastic. Got into a scrimmage early, I got him to relax, he just got out sprinted when they dashed. He just kept getting to the line terrific, just a shame there wasn't more speed through the run.”
    • 10th At First Sight (9-1) Steven King: “He gave me a beautiful ride, he was nice & relaxed but I probably think he's a question mark at 2 miles.”
    • 11th Precedence (50-1) Darren Beadman: “He ran well, he just wouldn't settle.”
    • 12th Drunken Sailor (40-1) Dwayne Dunn: “Great run in transit; didn't run the trip.”
    • 13th The Verminator (100-1) Craig Newitt: “Gave me a great ride, just didn't run 2 miles. Ran really good until half way up the straight.”
    • 14th Tullamore (20-1) Chris Munce: “He was tardy out of the gates, he reared up when they flew open. We struck trouble on different occasions, but I thought on the home turn he was going to make a run for it.”
    • 15th Moyenne Corniche (30-1) Brett Prebble: “He switched off quite nice. At the 600m I thought I was going to be in the first 5, but he just got tired towards the end.”
    • 16th Saptapadi (80-1) Chris Symons: “We were always going to go back from barrier 22, so just half missed it, skipped across their heels, had a lovely run. I thought the horse went fair & I was happy enough with the effort.”
    • 17th Older Than Time (100-1) Tim Clark: “I rode her quiet today & she worked home & passed a few. She ran the 2 miles, but it was probably just class (that beat her).”
    • 18th Hawk Island (150-1) Glyn Schofield: “Got a bit of a check at the post the first time. Ended up with a fair enough run from there, but obviously found it pretty tough.”
    • 19th Illo (20-1) Jim Cassidy: “We anticipated being 4th or 5th, but with Tullamore rearing at the start & Glass Harmonium missing it, it took all the pace out of the race; so with a lap to go I was in front where I didn't want to be. Our run was tempo-related, but take nothing away from the winner, it turned out to be a good Cup.”
    • 20th Jukebox Jury (14-1) Neil Callan: “No excuses really. He jumped well & got into a nice position. He just felt in a nice rhythm all the way around & then at the turn in the straight, he just didn't have that spark. So we will come back again.”
    • 21st Shamrocker (40-1) Luke Nolen: “Found a nice spot mid-field, about 3-deep with cover & from the 1400m I was starting to give ground & couldn't hold my spot. Got pushed wide & that was where her run finished.”
    • 22nd Glass Harmonium (30-1) Lisa Cropp: “He missed the start. The blindfold came off (in the barrier) & he threw himself down the back. I don't think he stayed & never looked like leading (as planned).”
    • 23rd Modun (30-1) Kerrin McEvoy: “I got caught wide without cover & he didn't switch off, therefore didn't run the trip out.”