Others Quoted Steals Sydney Cup

2008 Sydney Cup Presentation
2008 Sydney Cup Presentation
John Mooney further endorsed his reputation as one of the countries finest trainers of stayers, when Other Quoted revived ememories of Best Quoted and her dam by winning the 2008 Sydeny Cup.

Wentwoth Park 720 metre track record holder Chinatown Lad (4/7), (5/2) and Fallen Zorro (11/2) were expected to dominate the 2008 Pages Event Hire Sydney Cup but the underrated Others Quoted produced one of the greatest upsets in racing history last Saturday night.

Sent out a $51 outsider, the youngster jumped straight to the lead and defied all challenges to run her down to win by 1 ½ lengths in the excellent time of 42.31

Others Quoted is trained by John Mooney for Ian Morgan and the popular veteran trainer is renowned for spectacular 2005/06 racing seasons when Last Quoted, the dam of Others Quoted and the youngster’s more illustrious aunt Best Quoted won numerous Group races Australia wide.

In fact Best Quoted, a greyhound of the year finalist who regularly raced against champion stayers and Royal Riddle in that period won five Group races including the Sandown Cup, the Gold Cup and the while Last Quoted won the Gold Cup and the prestigious Maidment Memorial at Sandown.

So far the Sydney Cup had eluded Mooney as he struck the likes of Texas Gold and Royal Riddle at their finest. However at a far younger age and with far less race experience Others Quoted took out the one major NSW distance race that had eluded Mooney.

All honours were with Others Quoted though as she brilliantly outpaced champion front runner Chinatown Lad and proven Group finalist Gunnadoo Magic to the lead before rallying bravely to hold off second elect Varvatos.

Varvatos loomed large on the home turn and was probably going to make a race of it with Other Quoted, but the budding distance star who has been touted as “the next big thing” in the NSW staying ranks; burst that bubble by electing to faling to chase in the run to the line and was officially stood down for 28 days for “marring”.

Fallen Zorro came in third ½ length further back without ever threatening. The favourite could not repeat its track record breaking form ending up in fourth place.

The dog went into the final as the least experienced with 15 starts, in front of Double Trouble which had 24. Gunnadoo Magic had the record of the most starts- 51.

Chinatown Lad, who we recognised as racing below his best at present, missed the start and was never a winning chance.

After the placed runners the field finished in the following order Chinatown Lad ($2.00), Gunnadoo Magic ($11.70), Sassy Sprite ($26.40), ($42.10) and Double Trouble ($27.30).

Others Quoted is a White & Blue Bitch whelped October 2006 she is raced by Ian Morgan and trained by John Mooney.

She is by History Lesson from Last Quoted ( x Miss Quoted) she has raced 16 times for seven wins and five placings with the Sydney Cup first prize of $25,000, it took her overall stake earnings to $37,570.

    Full Sydney Cup Honour Roll

  • 1963 Wally’s Best
  • 1964 Pinkstone
  • 1965 Barry’s Pixie
  • 1966 Rose Moss
  • 1967 Only Ten
  • 1968 Zoom Top
  • 1969 Our Vent
  • 1970 Miss Limit
  • 1971 Top Saba
  • 1972 Jan’s Issue
  • 1973 Miss High Lo
  • 1974 Miss High Lo
  • 1975 This Guy Moss
  • 1976 Glahda
  • 1977 Bozo Belmont
  • 1978 Brigante Babe
  • 1979 Debraja Flash
  • 1980 Henry’s Girl
  • 1981 Supreme Hiwai
  • 1982 Pleasure O’Hope
  • 1983 Olympic Rose
  • 1984 Linen’s Best
  • 1985 National Lass
  • 1986 Beautiful Dream
  • 1987 Sonic Wave
  • 1988 Kirsty’s Charity
  • 1989 Rules
  • 1990 Rocket To Tubrid
  • 1991 Vindicate
  • 1992 Sailing Waverly
  • 1993 Trojan Tears
  • 1994 Raven Kelly
  • 1995 Fire Lad
  • 1996 Bonza Boy
  • 1997 Ringside Fire
  • 1998 Gallant Seagull
  • 1999 Kobble Creek
  • 2000 Valley Cowgirl
  • 2001 Pearl Larricki
  • 2002 Westend Prince
  • 2003 Distintive
  • 2004 Resigned
  • 2005 Royal Riddle
  • 2006 Quidame
  • 2007 Miagi
  • 2008 Others Quoted
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