GR1 SYDNEY CUP
WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) 2008
9 G (Yamanin Vital - Ears Carol by Carolingian)
Run over 3200m on April 14, 2018 at Randwick
Prizemoney: $2,159,500
Trainer: C J Waller
Jockey: B Shinn
Time: 03:20.0
Track Conditions: Good(4)
Race Club: ATC
Winners Details
Sale: N/A
Then came: Zacada, Sir Charles Road, Auvray, Lasqueti Spirit, Patrick Erin, Doukhan, Almandin, Ventura Storm, Five to Midnight, Admiral Jello, Libran, Lord Fandango, Peribsen, Cismontane, Ormito, Aloft
 Mrgn.Runners
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J: B Shinn
T: C J Waller
W: 55 kgs
S: Yamanin Vital
D: Ears Carol
0.1L
J: Dean Holland
T: M Baker & A Forsman
W: 50.5 kgs
S: Zabeel
D: Lacada
1.1L
J: A Adkins
T: L O'Sullivan & A Scott
W: 50 kgs
S: Myboycharlie
D: Giant Mystique
1.2L
J: G Schofield
T: R A Freedman
W: 53 kgs
S: Le Havre
D: Ameyrah

On day two of The Championships at Royal Randwick, deceased former White Robe Lodge stallion Yamanin Vital (Sir Tristram-She Might Hula, by Caucasus) celebrated an elite race success when 9YO New Zealand-bred gelding Who Shot Thebarman (Yamanin Vital-Ears Carol, by Carolingian) turned back the clock to produce a sterling performance and win the $2 million Gr1 Sydney Cup (3200m) for 3YO+, defeating Zacada & Sir Charles Road. Who Shot Thebarman, who is owned by New Zealand-based siblings Dan, Humphrey, Michael and Shaun O'Leary, improved his record to 11 wins (including the Gr1 Auckland Cup, Gr2 Zipping Classic, Gr2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup & Gr2 Avondale Cup) and 11 placings (including the Gr1 Melbourne Cup & Gr1 Sydney Cup) from 51 starts for $4,655,586 in earnings. "He's been such a frustrating horse because he's run so many great seconds and thirds in Sydney Cups and Melbourne Cups," trainer Chris Waller said of the evergreen stayer. "He's given us one hell of a ride. He's nine years old and if Winx is not a pretty good advertisement on how to look after a horse I think Thebarman takes the cake. That's the best he's looked today as a nine-year-old." There was drama before the race when Japanese raider Prestwick was a late withdrawal due to veterinary advice.