Norsqui has won the 144th running of the Group 2 Adelaide Cup at Morphettville Racecourse today March 11, 2013.
The six-year-old won the race by half a length in front of Waratone, who finished second, and Dame Claire, who passed the post in third.
Norsqui has now won eight of his 36 race starts and has earned more than $650,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.
It was the Matsqui gelding’s fourth attempt at the 3,200 metres distance, having placed third in all three of his other attempts.
Trainer Walter McShane described today’s 2013 Adelaide Cup win as the biggest thrill in his long career.
“We set out to do it last year and it’s taken a lot of work but we’ve done it,” McShane said after the race.
“He ran a very good race last year at the end of a preparation.
“This time we programmed him to win it.
“I specifically set out to put a bit more weight on him. He’s a very narrow horse.
“I’ve had some big thrills but this is the biggest.
“I’m proud of the horse and he’s very proud of himself too.”
Chris Symons was the jockey aboard Norsqui for today’s 2013 Adelaide Cup win.
“He ran a terrific race last year and he over raced mid race last year,” Symons said.
“He’s a lot more relaxed and that made a difference today.
“I had a fair bit of horse underneath me.”
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2013 Adelaide Cup Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||4||NORSQUI||Walter McShane||Chris Symons||–||6||56kg||$26|
|2||9||WARATONE||Kylie Huxtable||Dwayne Dunn||0.6L||8||54.5kg||$15|
|3||8||DAME CLAIRE (NZ)||Pat Carey||Peter Mertens||2.2L||7||54.5kg||$9.50|
|4||7||KUTCHINSKY||Danny O’Brien||Craig Williams||3.2L||9||55kg||$5F|
|5||6||MACEDONIAN (NZ)||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||3.2L||15||55.5kg||$8.50|
|6||14||DISTILLATION||William Smart||Simon Price||3.8L||5||54kg||$81|
|7||19||RED SHIFT (NZ)||Pat Carey||Darren Gauci||4.7L||20||54kg||$14|
|8||18||HE’S HOT TO TROT||Mick Whittle||Ms Clare Lindop||5.5L||3||54kg||$101|
|9||3||TALENT SHOW||Graeme Ballantyne||Jarrad Noske||6.3L||11||57kg||$10|
|10||5||YOU THINK SO (NZ)||Michael Kent||Brad Rawiller||6.5L||18||56kg||$8|
|11||13||LUCKY ANGEL||Tony Vasil||Brenton Avdulla||9.6L||1||54kg||$15|
|12||1||TITCH (NZ)||Kevin Myers||Ms Linda Meech||10.5L||12||59kg||$26|
|13||20||RILELILMAG||Barbara Marshman||Kerrin McEvoy||11.6L||13||54kg||$201|
|14||16||READINGS||David Hayes||Paul Gatt||13.7L||2||54kg||$26|
|15||11||ENCHANTING WATERS||Michael Sell||Craig Robertson||15.3L||14||54kg||$71|
|16||10||MY EX MATE||Peter F Blanch||Dom Tourneur||15.8L||17||54kg||$13|
|17||12||CLUB ROYALE||Lee Creek||Ms Holly McKechnie||16.8L||4||54kg||$151|
|18||15||DUMOSA||Barry Brook||Ms Amy Herrmann||23.4L||10||54kg||$151|
|19||17||BABY BOY||Ron Daniel||Jason Holder||30.4L||19||54kg||$201|
|20||2||TUSCAN FIRE||Dan O’Sullivan||Glen Boss||53.9L||16||58.5kg||$7|