Horse Racing News in Australia

Vega Magic shortens for The Everest

Former West Australian sprinter Vega Magic has taken out the first Group One race of the Australian season with an all-the-way victory in the $1 million Memsie Stakes at Caulfield.

The five-year-old gelding, ridden by Craig Williams, took up the running in the 1400m weight-for-age race on Saturday and gave a strong kick in the straight to defeat last year’s winner Black Heart Bart by 1-3/4 lengths, with a short-half head to Tosen Stardom third.

Vega Magic won nine of his 14 starts when trained in the west and has since added three-straight victories since joining the Lindsay Park stable in Victoria earlier this year, including Group One wins in The Goodwood in Adelaide and the Memsie.

Vega Magic shortened from $15 into $10 for The Everest at Sportsbet.com.au following his win.