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Gunsynd

The Basics

DOB: 1967
Record: 54-29-6.5-8-7
Sire: Sunset Hue
Dam: Woodie Wonder
Sex: horse
Region: Western Downs

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Gunsynd was the most popular horse to come out of Queensland. He cost only $1300 as a yearling and ended up Australia's top money earner in the early 1970s. A brilliant miler who is the only horse to win Australia's four Group 1 miles - Epsom, Toorak, Emirates and Doncaster - in the one season. Ran third in a Melbourne Cup carrying a mammoth 60kgs.Gunsynd Throughout his career, Gunsynd was trained by H. Wehlow and T.J. Smtih.

GUNSYND

TOTAL STARTS

WINS

2NDS

3RDS

4THS

 

54

29

6.5

8

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGE

STARTS

WINS

2NDS

3RDS

4THS

2YO

6

5

0

0

0

VENUE

RACE

DISTANCE

JOCKEY

WEIGHT

TRACK

Eagle Farm

Hopeful Stks

5F

J. Edmonds

8.5

Good

Eagle Farm

Sapling Stks

5F

J. Edmonds

8.8

Good

Eagle Farm

2YO

6F

J. Edmonds

9.2

Holding

Warwick Farm

Festival 2YO

7F

J. Edmonds

8.12

Good

Randwick

Fernhill Hcp

8F

H. Cope

9.6

Good

AGE

STARTS

WINS

2NDS

3RDS

4THS

3YO

15

6

0

4

4

VENUE

RACE

DISTANCE

JOCKEY

WEIGHT

TRACK

Doomben

Encourage

6F

L. Olsen

9

Good

Eagle Farm

Trial

7F

L. Olsen

9

Good

Randwick

Chelmsford Stks

9F

J. Thompson

7.9

Good

Eagle Farm

Lightweight

6F

L. Olsen

9.4

Holding

Rosehill

Rawson Stks

7.5F

L. Olsen

8.6

Good

Doomben

Labour Day Cup

10F

L. Olsen

9.2

Good

AGE

STARTS

WINS

2NDS

3RDS

4THS

4YO 

15

10

2

0

2

VENUE

RACE

DISTANCE

JOCKEY

WEIGHT

TRACK

Doomben

Flying

7.168F

L. Olsen

9.4

Good

Randwick

Epsom

8F

K. Langby

8.1

Good

Caulfield

Toorak

8F

R. Higgins

9.3

Good

Flemington

George Adams

8F

R. Higgins

9.3

Good

Sandown

Sandown Cup

12F

R. Higgins

9.1

Slow

Rosehill

Clissold Hcp

6F

K. Langby

9.7

Slow

Caulfield

Futurity Stks

7F

R. Higgins

9.13

Dead

Flemington

Queen's Plate

10F

K. Langby

9

Fast

Flemington

Queen Elizabeth Stks

12F

R. Higgins

9

Fast

Randwick

Doncaster

8F

R. Higgins

9.7

Good

AGE

STARTS

WINS

2NDS

3RDS

4THS

5YO 

18

8

5

4

1

VENUE

RACE

DISTANCE

JOCKEY

WEIGHT

TRACK

Rosehill

Rosehill Stks

1750m

K. Langby

59

Good

Randwick

Colin Stephen Stks

2400m

K. Langby

59.5

Good

Caulfield

Caulfield Stks

2000m

R. Higgins

59

Good

Moonee Valley

Cox Plate

2000m

R. Higgins

59

Good

Flemington

Blamey Stks

1600m

H. White

57.5

Fast

Flemington

Queen Elizabeth Stks

2500m

R. Higgins

58.5

Good

Rosehill

Rawson Stks

1750m

K. Langby

58

Good

Randwick

Autumn Stks

2000m

K. Langby

58

Good

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gunsynd Collage

Thanks to Geoff Shephard for contributing this photo montage of Gunsynd.

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Media

Gunsynd: The Legend

Why is Gunsynd so special? Phil Percival's book, The Goondiwindi Grey, examines the great horse.