“We picked her up for about $1600 and she’s made over $70,000.”
You could almost see part-owner Troy Redden laughing on the inside as those words came out of his mouth.
“It’s a seriously good investment,” he added.
That seriously good investment is Magnajoy, a four-year-old mare trained by Jarrod Austin that took out the Farewell Ray Murrihy Handicap (Race 6) over 1100m at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
“I bought her at a Tried Sale,” Redden said.
“She actually started out with David Vandyke. Unfortunately the original buyer and syndicator died so the original owners decided to sell her, but the daughter of that gentleman is still in the horse, so I’m rapt for her as well.”
Ridden by Lester Grace from barrier three, Magnajoy ($6.70) scored from Arise Augustus ($4.80) and Torchbearer ($51), and left many of his 10 owners smiling gleefully at the cameras post-race.
“We’re all a big group of friends,” Redden said.
“The experience has been great. We first started off with a 20-1 win at Newcastle and followed it with a win at Gosford so we were two from two.
“To win today really is a great feeling. It’s a great industry to be involved in. You can purchase a horse for $500 or $500,000 and you&r...