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Golden Gai time

BY Matt Kelly - @matty_kel
3 years ago Horse Racing

Gai Waterhouse fancies Kiss And Make Up. (Pic: GettyImages)

IT’S Golden Slipper time.

It’s so Sydney and it’s so Gai Waterhouse. 

But racing’s leading lady sometimes gets lost in the euphoria of it all, particularly when she’s asked to recall her first win in the race.

“Dance Hero,” she remembers. “He cost $95,000 at the sale; he was the most tenacious horse I’d ever known.”

Tenacious he was. But her first Slipper winner? He wasn’t.

Read: Trainers discuss the Golden Slipper barrier draw

Waterhouse had in fact hit the Slipper scene with a bang, not just winning her first in 2001, but claiming the trifecta with Ha Ha, Excellerator and Red Hannigan.

“To go one-two-three in the Slipper, it’s equal to winning the Melbourne Cup with Fiorente. That’s something I’ve achieved that’s completely outside the norm.”

Truth is, most of us would probably forget our first winner if we’d won as many Slippers as Waterhouse.

“Dad won six, I’ve won six, so it’s 12 between TJ and ...


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