Congratulations to our 2019 Runner-Up Winner, Northbridge Riding Club Off The Track Thoroughbred Of The Year – TSU (race name Pacific Tsunami) owned by Madison Turnham.
Here is a brief overview of – name – race history:
Tsu was definitely a slow runner! Doing a handful of maiden races as a 3 yo. By Gerry Harvey’s best stallion (Conatus) and out of Marauding Wave. Tsu didn’t have such a big impact and was not what they were expecting:
Warwick Farm – 10th of Feb 2009 – 4th out of 6 – trial
Warwick Farm – 27 Feb 2009 – 10th out of 10 – trial
Wyong – 26 Mar 2009 – 11th of 12
Newcastle – 7 Mar 2009 – 11th of 14
After these starts he was deemed too slow and retired.
Madison’s story on how she came to own Tsu:
I was searching for my 2nd horse. A horse to help me find my footing into jumping bigger classes (1m +) and we saw his ad. He had already sold but the sale fell trough and we got him! He was going to teach me heaps, and he has – but not in the way people would think!
What discipline does Tsu now excel:
Personal story about Tsu:
I love Tsu’s personality the most. He truly loves people so much and craves their space in a non pushy manner. He will always have a chat without a doubt with nickering if you start talking to him.
After last year’s issues (life threatening colic, sudden cancer surgery and paddock accidents causing some severe trauma related injuries) he still thoroughly enjoys the company of humans and wants to hang out with you.
I am in awe of his determination. The speed at which is recovered to get back to work was truly amazing.
Even after all these problems he also took me around my first 1.05 (at Sydney CDI – was a toughie) without consistent work for a month due to me now being in hospital.
Tsu thrives knowing he is performed well. He just gives it his all.
He does get bored very easily and will always be fiddling with something. But that is just who he is and I am so in love with.
Tsu has taught me more about ground work, show jumping, horse care and responsibility than anything else in this last year.
Thank you Madison and Tsu.
We at Thoroughbred Events Australia and The Thoroughbred Club congratulate you on the success of your OTTB and wish you all the success in the world. We love that you are caring for our beloved race horse.