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REMEMBERING A MUCH LOVED WARRIOR IN LE BONSIR.
(18th June 2017)

REMEMBERING A MUCH LOVED WARRIOR IN LE BONSIR..  REMEMBERING A MUCH LOVED WARRIOR IN LE BONSIR..

 

The curtain came down at Moonee Valley on Saturday 3rd June for a much loved warrior when Le Bonsir was officially retired ending a fairy tale for a group of owners that most believed would never be realized. Friendships developed and grew for just a wonderful Syndicate of owners, who I am also personally proud to call my friends, who enjoyed a terrific ride and GROUP success early on with La Bella Dame, who won the GROUP 3 Jumeirah International Stakes AND the GROUP 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes also running Second in the GROUP 1 Thousand Guineas,Dameslfly, a Winner of the GROUP 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes, Bella’s Bro, a tough hardy galloper of 10 wins and $200,000 and culminated with a  truly tough courageous galloper who would give his best week in week out in Le Bonsir.

“Bonny” as he was affectionately known, was a Mick Price stable favorite for many years and the stable watched and admired him as he worked through the classes to end up competing and placing at the ultimate level. Ingloriously defeated by a short half head at his very first start at Wangaratta when odds on and declared as unbeatable on the then TVN,it would have taken the most ardent of supporter to then predict what was to lay ahead for many many years.

Spelled after that defeat Le Bonsir won 3 of his next 4 starts and the climb through the classes was underway! Le Bonsir’s first City win however didn’t come until his 13th start, winning at what proved to be his favorite track at Moonee Valley on the 29th December 2012 defeating another track specialist in It Is Written in a driving finish. Spelled in March of 2013 with another Metropolitan win in Adelaide behind him, Le Bonsir won first up at Moonee Valley on the 24th August 2013 and again at his next start at the same track winning the LISTED Chandler Macleod Stakes (the first of two LISTED wins) in effortless fashion. At his next run, again at Moonee Valley two weeks later Le Bonsir ran the race of his life and gave his owners a very proud moment finishing third in the 2013 GROUP 1 Moir Stakes behind stablemate Samaready and Champion galloper Buffering.

2014 proved to be a frustrating year, but a year that will be remembered as Le Bonsir’s finest which well and truly earned him his “Warrior” status at the stable as he ran no fewer than 4 Black type seconds. Three were at LISTED level including The Abell Stakes, The Straight Six and The All Victorian Sprint Final and one was at GROUP 3 level being the GROUP 3 Sir John Monash Stakes where Le Bonsir finished a game second to the flying Lord Of The Sky at Caulfield on the 5th July 2014. Le Bonsir was particularly brave in all of those runs and never flinched an inch in The Straight Six AND All Victorian Sprint Final where he was defeated narrowly conceding weight in both of those races to the eventual winners.

2015 and another LISTED second, with Le Bonsir doing what he did the previous year and again running second in The Straight Six this time to Lumosty, but back to his favorite track at Moonee Valley he won what he so richly deserved in his second LISTED race, this time the LISTED Norman Carlyon Stakes carrying 57kg with Damien Oliver on board in an outstanding display of horsemanship and the very first time that he was tried at 1000 meters prompting trainer Mick Price to quote that “Maybe I am just starting to work him out after 36 runs!”-such was Le Bonsir’s versatility. That was Le Bonsir final victory and his form slowly started to taper off after that.

Retiring a sound 9YO,Le Bonsir eventually lost his zest for racing and will now enjoy a lovely life in the dressage/equestrian field where he will be well and truly spoilt for the rest of his life. Le Bonsir, whilst not a Champion, WAS a Champion to a great group of owners who loved him dearly and it was very sad when the curtain finally came down on his racing career on Saturday June 3 2017.

For the record Le Bonsir had 49 starts for 9 wins,10 seconds and 6 thirds and $594,430 in stakes. He won 5 Metropolitan races ( 2 of which were LISTED) AND ran 4 LISTED seconds, a GROUP 3 second and a GROUP 1 third! We pay homage to our Champ, thank him for the very fond memories that we all shared together as a Syndicate and wish him the very best in retirement! Well done “Bonny” you made a lot of people very happy and very proud!

 

 

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