The Fastest Maiden Filly Since Black Caviar – The Kilcoy Cannonball is Already Three-Quarters in the Bag for Collins Incorporated From Toowoomba


Did you manage to catch the win of a maiden named Family Star at Townsville last week?

If not, have a look at this.

Now let me tell you the time.

It was a 1000 metre race remember.

55.99 seconds.

The horse was second last out, and won with it’s head on its chest too.

To put the brilliance of the performance into perspective, just consider this: Black Caviar’s fastest time ever over five furlongs was 55.42, and she ran it in the Group 1 Lightning down the Flemington straight.

Family Star was a maiden, and ran it at Cluden Park around a turn.

Is it any wonder that the connections are in rapture?

I know one half of the ownership team, and they are wonderful fellas, whose only flaw is a shared belief that Toowoomba is the centre of the universe. Oh well, Plato and Socrates and all those fellas believed the the world was flat too.

The Collins team are rather excited about Family Star’s future, and given that they have a maiden who go under 56 seconds for a thousand metres, who the hell could blame them? The Kilcoy Cannonball appear to be their’s for the taking, and if they don’t take then the Bat Out of Hell and the Eagle Farm Lightning will do.

After that, the sky is the limit.

The Moir?

The Missile?

The Galaxy?

Take your pick.

It’s a nice choice to have.


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