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Sport Pinot wins the Oaks for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, as favourite Aloisia finishes out of the placings

12:21  09 november  2017
12:21  09 november  2017 Source:   msn.com

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Pinot beats the rest of the fillies to win the Oaks at Flemington for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott , as favourite Aloisia finishes out of the placings .

Stephen Baster and Pinot gave trainer Gai Waterhouse her first-ever win in the Oaks at Flemington.© AAP/Tracey Nearmy Stephen Baster and Pinot gave trainer Gai Waterhouse her first-ever win in the Oaks at Flemington.

Gai Waterhouse has trained her first VRC Oaks winner as Pinot outstayed her rivals in the $1 million race at Flemington.

Ridden by Stephen Baster, Pinot ($5.50) led home a rough result in the three-year-old fillies Classic in beating Bring Me Roses ($31) by 1-1/3 quarter lengths.

Hiyaam ($21) was another 1-1/2 lengths away in third.

The race was delayed as Aloisia was reshod after losing a shoe on her way to the barrier and the odds-on favourite missed the placings.

Waterhouse trained Tuesday Joy to finish second in the 2006 Oaks but had not had a runner since.

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Just minutes after trainer Gai Waterhouse achieved her first VRC Oaks victory when Pinot was successful Raise a glass: Stephen Baster celebrates following Pinot 's win in the Oaks . However, Waterhouse and her training partner Adrian Bott admitted that their team in Melbourne this spring

Pinot wins the Oaks for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott , as favourite Aloisia finishes out of the placings . Trainer Gai Waterhouse has won her first Oaks , as Pinot beat the best of the fillies to win at Flemington. Ridden by Stephen Baster, Pinot (.50) led home a rough result in the

She shared her breakthrough moment with training partner Adrian Bott.

Pinot was expected to lead but after missing the start, Baster had to make a lot of use of the filly in the middle stages.

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Australia's first lady of racing Gai Waterhouse has filled one of the few remaining gaps in her trophy Knowing how desperate she had been to win it, Adrian Bott sent his training partner out to lead Pinot into Jockey Luke Nolen tried to get Aloisia to rally but the .80 came to the end of her run at the

Gabriel Marie " Gai " Waterhouse (née Smith; born 2 September 1954) is an Australian horse trainer and businesswoman. The daughter of Tommy J. Smith, a leading trainer of Thoroughbred racehorses

Baster timed his run to the second as Pinot got the upper hand over the final 100m.

"It is special, it really is," Waterhouse said.


"She came to Melbourne a maiden. She came here with no accolades or anything ... and not looked back since then."

Aloisia was attempting to complete the Thousand Guineas-VRC Oaks double.

She was sent forward from the barrier to race outside the leader until settling fourth behind Pinot in the middle stages.

Jockey Luke Nolen tried to get Aloisia to rally but the $1.80 came to the end of her run at the 200m and she finished sixth.

Comment: Melbourne Cup 2017: Winners and losers .
The 2017 Melbourne Cup was taken out by Rekindling in another two-horse duel down the straight, narrowly overcoming Johannes Vermeer. On the turn there were two clear bunches – the leaders and the fanning backmarkers trying to find a lane to run home. As the leaders weakened, the brave Johannes Vermeer was gradually worn down, with Corey Brown judging the ride perfectly to pull away by a long neck. © AAP Image/Julian Smith Trainer Joseph O'Brien, part owner Lloyd Williams and jockey Corey Brown with their Melbourne Cup trophies.

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