Happy Galaxy Wins 2013 Expressway Stakes – Warwick Farm Results

February 11th, 2013

Happy Galaxy has won the 2013 Expressway Stakes at Warwick Farm racecourse last Saturday February 11, 2013.

Happy Galaxy

Happy Galaxy winning the 2013 Expressway Stakes. Picture by Steve Hart.

The three-year-old won the race by half a length in front of Skytrain, who finished second, and Centennial Park, who placed third.

Happy Galaxy has now won five of his eight race starts and has earned more than$285,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.

The Nadeem colt reminded jockey Jay Ford of the champion Takeover Target as he cruised to victory in the 2013 Expressway Stakes.

“I’m not saying Happy Galaxy is as good as Takeover Target but he has a similar racing style,” Ford said.

“He jumps and runs, can sprint a quick first 600m and still bring it home over the last 600m.

“They might start taking more notice of him now because he has beaten some very good horses today. I’d love to stay on his back.”

Co-trainer Michael Hawkes does not expect Happy Galaxy, who is five runs into his preparation, to have a full autumn campaign.

“Happy Galaxy has come a long way this time in and we will just see how he comes through this race and have a good think about where we go with him next,” Hawkes said.

“He only arrived back from Melbourne on (Friday) and it was 50-50 whether he would run.

“But he was bright and bucking his brand off at trackwork this morning so I rang Dad at 7.25 and said everything was good, so he said ‘let’s run’.”

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2013 Expressway Stakes Race Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 10 HAPPY GALAXY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jay Ford 2 55.5kg $4.20F
2 3 SKYTRAIN Peter Snowden Christian Reith 0.5L 5 58.5kg $7.50
3 4 CENTENNIAL PARK (NZ) David Payne Glyn Schofield 1.3L 10 58.5kg $7.50
4 9 TOUGHER THAN EVER (NZ) Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 1.5L 8 55.5kg $4.60
5 1 DANLEIGH Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 2.4L 6 58.5kg $6.50
6 8 HURRARA Garry Frazer Tommy Berry 2.7L 3 58.5kg $51
7 2 ALBERT THE FAT Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 3.1L 1 58.5kg $8.50
8 7 JEST CREWSIN’ Jan Bowen Peter Robl 3.3L 4 58.5kg $51
9 6 DOCTOR DOOM Guy Walter Rod Quinn 5.8L 9 58.5kg $41
10 5 WILLY JIMMY Guy Walter Nathan Berry 6L 7 58.5kg $26