Jamie Kah 100 Mr. Quickie Winners
Jamie Kah was the focal point of the Australian racing scene as she finally landed the 100 winners in one season, but what were her main winning races?
In Jamie Kah’s race to the magic 100 winner bar, she notched many big race winners, but also a stack of winners who competed in midweek races around the traps.
I looked back on this remarkable achievement and found my Top 5 winning races for the champion’s hoop.
1. MR QUICKIE, October 10 Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m), Caulfield $ 21
Draw for a notorious swooper, but from the second barrier, Kah positively pulled Mr. Quickie out of the machine to settle in sixth – three back on the rail. Jumped between the horses entering the straight and won an emphatic victory.
2. NATURE STRIP, February 13 Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m), Flemington $ 4.40
One of the toughest jobs of the race was trying to work the enigmatic Nature Strip, but Kah did it with aplomb. After standing like a lamb for Kah behind the barriers, Nicconi’s son jumped up and followed the quick Pippie in the race. As Nature Strip headed for the rail – at the 300m – Kah followed it instead of fighting the horse and won the race as a result.
3. SOUND, November 14 Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m), Sandown $ 5
Sound had 19 winless starts in Australia before Kah’s decisive move halfway through Sandown to enjoy a slow pace. Kah surprised her rivals taking a nap by taking off in the 1400m. The German import Sound made a solid gallop to win comfortably at the finish.
JAMIE KAH OPENS ON HIS MISSING TIFFANY BANGLE
4. QUAI VICTORIA, Oct. 31 Group 2 Wakeful Stakes, Flemington $ 7
Tracked down favorite Personal in the race and slipped ahead of eventual Group 1 winner Oaks on the straight. They were going stride for stride, Personal, with Damien Oliver on board, seemed to be doing better before Kah pulled the whip to the left to straighten Victoria Quay and mount the winning charge.
5. ZOUSONIC, Sep 2 Benchmark 70 (1300m), Bendigo $ 9.50
Third last on the rail as the turn approached with nine lengths to make up for it seemed an impossible position. Not for Kah. She slipped some paint and fanned up in the middle of the track and went to work on Zousonic. Although he wanted to lie down in the gelding, he responded to Kah’s exhortations and direction to grab the most unlikely victory.
Honorable mentions: Bella Vella (Group 2 McEwen Stakes), La Mexicana (Listed William Crockett Stakes), Rebel Racer (BM64), Cumberbatch (3YO Hcp) and Snickerdoodledandy (BM84).