Run over 2400m on October 17, 2015 at Caulfield
Trainer: M P Baker
Jockey: O P Bosson
Track Conditions: Good(3)
Race Club: MRC
Sale: 2012 Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale Vendor: Grenville Stud Purchase Price: $9,000 Sale: 2013 NZB Select Yearling Sale Vendor: Ainsley Downs Stud Purchase Price: NZ$140,000.
Sales Co: Inglis & NZB
Then came: Trip to Paris, Our Ivanhowe, Gust of Wind, Snow Sky, Fame Game, Who Shot Thebarman, Hauraki, Lucia Valentina, Hokko Brave, Grand Marshal, Volkstok'n'barrell, Rising Romance, Magnapal, Protectionist, Set Square, Magicool, Royal Descent,
At Caulfield in Melbourne, dual Gr1-winning former Coolmore shuttler Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill-L'On Vite, by Secretariat) celebrated a Gr1 success when 4YO entire Mongolian Khan (Holy Roman Emperor-Centafit, by Centaine) scored by 0.5-length for trainers Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman in the $3 million Gr1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) for 3YO+, over 5YO Irish-bred gelding Trip To Paris (Champs Elysees-La Grande Zoa, by Fantastic Light) & 6YO German-bred entire Our Ivanhowe (Soldier Hollow-Indigo Girl, by Sternkönig). Mongolian Khan was originally a $9,000 purchase at the 2012 Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale from the Grenville Stud draft, before subsequently making $140,000 at the 2013 NZ Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale from the draft of Ainsley Downs Stud, before finally being re-sold to the Mongolian Rider Horse Group for $220,000 at the 2013 NZB Ready To Run Sale from the draft of Regal Farm. His Caulfield Cup victory boosted his record to 8 wins (including the Gr1 Australian Derby, Gr1 New Zealand Derby, Gr2 Avondale Guineas, Gr2 Waikato Guineas & Listed Champion Stakes Prelude) and 1 placing (the Gr1 Caulfield Stakes) from 13 starts for $3,870,333 earnings. Co-trainer Murray Baker, who was celebrating his first Caulfield Cup victory, said: "You're never confident coming into a race like this, but he was as well as we could have him. We thought if we could get to the front, nothing would get past him." He added: "It's one I've always wanted to win - it's the strongest 2400m handicap in Australasia - a great race." Baker said he expects Mongolian Khan to be even better suited in the Melbourne Cup, for which he is now $7 third favourite with TAB. "We think he's probably more of a Melbourne Cup horse, but it's whether they can run that extra 800m," he said. "I think he can get it."