Lover racehorse Stradbroke Handicap winner
Lover was born in 1980 having been sired by Namnan from the mare Rising
Sun and was trained by the late Danny Duke.
won four races a s a two year old from 1000 to 1200 metres, three
as a three year old from 1010m to 1400 metres, the 1400 metre win
being the 1984 Stradbroke Handicap and then one as a four year old
which just happened to be the Lightning at Eagle Farm
Lover won two feature races as a five year old and what two races
they were - one being a second Lightning at Eagle Farm and his second
Stradbroke Handicap in 1986 in the record time of 1.21.0.
also ran second in the Doomben 10000 behind Between Ourselves.
one win in Sydney as a two year old saw him win the Todman Slipper
Trial from Sir Dapper and was rather unlucky in the Golden Slipper
of that year.
Daybreak Lover had 40 starts for 11 wins, 6 seconds and a third and
total prize money of $542600.
as a five year old he went on to stand at stud until 2005 producing
of his black type race winning progeny included Tis Love, Fast Talker
and Morning Lover.
Lover died at the end of 2006.
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