Big day for Statue of Liberty on 15 November … from both sides of the equator.
Firstly, the Jamie Edwards and Bruce Elkington trained Liberty Lazer, was laser sharp in the Thirsty Camel Tour of Victoria 0-72 Handicap over 1125m at Geelong, winning his second race from five starts (along with a second at Ballarat).
Bred by Ampulla Lodge, G Meads & M Keck, Liberty Lazer is out of the Varick mare Varique, the dam of four winners and a 4-time winning half sister to Melbourne 2YO Group winner Serendipity.
Then it was the turn of Brown Colt who, despite a rather unimaginative sobriquet, is a pretty handy individual, winning the Prix du Conseil General over 1400m at Le Mans by two lengths.
It’s the 4YO’s third win and he has now more than doubled his yearling sale price of 24,000 euro when knocked down to trainer Irene Oakes-Cottin.
Brown Colt – and, yes, it’s safe to assume that he’s actually brown – is from the Ela-Mana-Mou mare Olivia Jane and a half brother to the multiple Group placed King o’ the Mana.
Another of his close relations is the French and Irish Derby winner Old Vic.