Let’s start at the beginning. A colt by Snitzel out of Geisha was sold at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale (bred at Kitchwin Hills) in 2015 for $180,000 and purchased by G Waterhouse.
Gai Waterhouse and her dedicated team go to work notifying their clients of this purchase and so a syndicate of many owners was formed thus making ownership affordable and fun.
And so the journey begins:
The colt is appropriately named by its breeding –Taikomochi meaning a male Geisha.
To date Taikomochi has earnt $359,725 with a winning strike rate of 23.7% and 50% place.
Taikomochi got his first win at Wyong 1600m in 2017 at his 2nd start. He then moved through his classes to win at Gosford Cl1 1600m a few places and then out for a spell. After a 27 week break, it was certainly exciting to see him win at the Wellington Boot Race Day in 2018 with owners and good friends – Adam & Melissa Poche – there to collect the trophy.
Patience is definitely a virtual in horse racing especially if your horse is bred for distance. You need to give them plenty of time in the spelling yards to fully recover from their time in the racing stables.
On 10 March 2019, Taikomochi was set for the Canberra Cup 2000m and put in a great race for 2nd to be beaten by Samadoubt. In the same preparation he gets one of his most exciting wins at Rosehill Neville Sellwood Group 3 2000 (heavy) where he lead all the way and held on to the end. He continued to race is Group and listed races and certainly has held his own.
Having won now at Wyong, Gosford, Wellington, Rosehill & Warwick Farm, this horse does not mind travelling. How exciting for the owners to get to experience so many tracks – this is what ownership is all about – following your horse and experience racing to the fullest. Other tracks Taikomochi has raced at are Randwick, Kembla Grange, Hawkesbury, Canberra, Goulburn, Canterbury, Caulfield and Wagga. This horse has heart and continually gives it all.
But today must be such a special and exciting weekend for the owners as they compete in the Hobart Cup Race as favourite.
As you can see, racing becomes your holidays, your fun and most of all, a very important part of your life. It gives you a chance to make dreams a reality and acquaintances into good friends. There ae so many exciting people in racing and when you own a share in a horse and you experience the highs, there is nothing like it.
Wishing all the owners of TAIKOMOCHI, jockey Adam Hyeronimus, Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott all the success in today’s big race – THE LADBROKES HOBART CUP 2400.