Rose by a nose

Nov 15, 2017

Some horses have their quirks and ROSEBERRY STREET (5yo m Stryker x Kooeah) is certainly one of them.

Although she has a near 20% winning strike rate, Rosey is not a racehorse that likes to crush her rivals; much to the stress of her trainer and owner.

"I don't know what it is about her, she either wins by a narrow margin or loses by a narrow margin - she's just one of those quirky horses," said Shea after Roseberry Street won the fourth race of her career on Wednesday at Sale.

"She won her first race by a head, her second by a neck. Her widest winning margin was a length and a quarter, then today by a nose. She's given us some nervous moments that's for sure."

Bred and raced by long time client Gary Johnson, Roseberry Street has scope to land a couple more wins for our team before being retired to stud to be served most likely by Johnson's emerging young stallion Unencumbered at leading stud Three Bridges.

"Her prep has been so consistent, she could have won a couple of races with a little more luck," said Shea.

"We'll keep her going as long as Gary wants us to, hopefully we can land a city win somewhere and give him another lovely broodmare to send to Unencumbered who I'm sure will do a fantastic job."

The win was Eden Racing's 10th for the season so far at a strike rate of just under 14%. This is the best start to a season yet for our team in a season when we have set a goal to break into the Top 20 trainers in Victoria.

With a little more help from Roseberry Street, we're well on our way!