Idyllic Prince Stakes History

22
Aug

Feature race action returns to Belmont Park on Saturday for the running of the $100,000 Listed Idyllic Prince Stakes (1300m).

Previously known as the Goodwood Sprint, the race is named in honour of champion Western Australian sprinter, Idyllic Prince.

The son of Scenic, who was trained at Bullsbrook by trainer, Jim Taylor, won 15 races from 45 starts for $1 017, 950 in stake earnings.

The equine millionaire, who also placed on 14 occasions, bowed out of racing in 2011 with a fourth consecutive victory in the Goodwood Sprint.

Jessica Carbery partnered Idyllic Prince in 2008 before Jason Brown took over the riding duties in the subsequent three years.

Brown, who also combined with Tribula (2002) and Barakey (2015), holds the riding record for most wins in the Idyllic Prince Stakes.

Next best is Peter Knuckey with three wins: Arctic Park (2005-2007), trained by John Price, and Ted Martinovich’s Cavallo Pazzo (2012).

Brown maintains a proud family history with grandfather, former top jockey and trainer, Reg Treffone, preparing Prince Alga in 1980.

Jarrad Noske is looking to break through after placings in the previous four years: Rock Magic (2015), Zester (2014), Talent Show (2013) and Werd (2012).

Noske’s father, Jeff, has his named inscribed on the trophy after partnering the Albie Beckett-trained Wabasso (1997).

Jason Whiting is also looking for his first win in the race after placings with Wolf Pak (1999), Pindarri (2002), Guyno (2008) and Foxy Boy (2010).

Jim Taylor added a sixth title when Barakey won two years ago. The experienced horseman won as a jockey in 1984 with Easy Float.