Under third top weight Jakkalberry explodes over the finals stages of the Melbourne Cup from the rear of the field faster than any horse in the race and in fact faster than any horse since sectionals were introduced in 1997. He ran his last 1000m in 57.58, running his last 600m in a sizzling 33.53!
American St. Leger Stakes proving his class and smashing the course record in the process.
Jakkalberry was simply to classy for Lord Chaparral (by High Chaparral) and Frankenstein (by Dubawi).The commentator hardly believing what he had just seen sums it up at the end of the race ,- ‘Mamma Mia!!’.
Jakkalberry’s Group One victory beating Getaway (two times G1 winner, by Monsun) and Campanologist (four times G1 winner, by Kingmambo).
Jakkalberry at the Milano race course where he won eight of his twelve races beating Estejo (two times G1 winner ,by Johan Cruff) and Johannes Mozart (by Spinning World). The almighty Nearco bred by Federico Tesio won nine races at this same Milano race course. Nearco was bred in this area of Italy and went on to become the patriarch of the most dominant sire line in Thoroughbred history.
An outstanding performance by Jakkalberry placing third in the Italian Derby after hitting the running rail just before the finishing post. Winner Mastery’s form was backed up by winning the G1 St Leger in the UK and he also went onto win the G1 Hong Kong Vase.