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Blackflash reaches $1million milestone

11 / 01 / 2015 Article by: Peter Staples
Geegees Blackflash (Brendon McCoull) returns to the unsaddling enclosure after fnishing second in the Brighton Cup icon Click to enlarge

STAR Tasmanian galloper Geegees Blackflash set a record at Tattersall’s Park today that might stand the test of time.

The John Luttrell-trained eight-year-old finished a game second in the Brighton Cup and while connections were hoping for a win the second-place prizemoney of $5400 was enough to take the horse’s career stake earnings to beyond $1 million.

All of Geegees Blackflash’s stake earnings have been won in Tasmania setting his achievement apart from others that have won at least that much but have travelled intestate to accrue most of their winnings.

much of that was won racing interstate.

The Flash’s owners Paul and Elizabeth Geard were not fazed that their star performer reached the milestone by finishing second to a rank outsider in Another Lad Al.

“We are very proud of Geegees Blackflash because he has given us and a lot of other people plenty of joy on hisĀ  way to earning a million in prize money,” Paul Geard said.

“The horse has been an absolute marvel and it’s not over yet,” he said.

Geegees Blackflash will head to the Summer Cup or go straight into the Betfair Hobart Cup and then onto the Betfair Launceston Cup and they are races he has already won.

Geard said there were no talks of the horse being retired now that he has reached the milestone.

“As long as Geegees Blackflash is keen to be racing he will compete,” Geard said.