Enormous performance by King Pulse in Saturday’s Coolmore Stakes-G1 at Flemington, running a whisker second to multiple stakeswinner and Golden Slipper runnerup, Headway.
King Pulse was having only his third career start at Flemington, having earlier won at Geelong at the end of September and at Caulfield on 10 October.
It’s an amazing effort by Mike Moroney and his team to bring this horse so close to Group One success in such a short time and it was certainly a huge day for the stable, winning the Victoria Derby just two races later with Monaco Consul.
Mike has been a great supporter of the Eliza Park and, indeed, placed King Pulse with our breaking in and pre-training division after he purchased the son of Canny Lad at the 2008 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.
Head breaker, Darren Mackereth, who also put the educational polish on Horse of the Year, Weekend Hussler, said that King Pulse was “a very tough colt and it’s obviously a trait that’s made him such a good horse”.
Following the breaking in process, King Pulse was spelled at Eliza Park, eventually going through pre-training before entering the Moroney stable.
Below are some photos of King Pulse during his time at Eliza Park.