Boundless Has No Limits

Even though a stud career for Boundless is looming, the talented filly once again proved that she is not yet ready to be retired. Delivering a spectacular performance at the 2010 Hawke’s Bay Cup on Saturday, 26 April 2010, Boundless will now have one more race before she finishes up for the season. Co-owner, Trevor McKee, commented that Boundless will now be looking towards the Travis Stakes, a Group 2 event. For jockey, Leith Innes, it was the correct decision to ride Boundless, his first victory of many for the day.

Boundless was bought by Trevor McKee for $80 000, and later he brought Neil Miller, Cherry Taylor and Paul Dallimore on as shareholders in this magnificent filly. She is trained by Stephen McKee, and has enjoyed much success during her racing career. In total, she has earned $698 897, and has placed first nine times. Four of her victories were stakes level races, and she has placed in the top-five eleven times. Innes will have the choice of either riding Boundless or Culminate in Te Rapa at the Travis Stakes, which carries a purse of $85 000.

Innes and Boundless were able to find an opening in the contender field, and turned it into a positive play for the leading position. She showed an endless amount of energy and strength as she came down the home stretch, and secured a spectacular victory over Manonamission who finished in second place, Royal Jazz in third place and Court Ruler finished in fourth. Boundless is known for being a little restless and temperamental before a race, and was let out early by stewards, but she seemed to be settled throughout the race, even though her jockey did pick up a short suspension, as he was charged with reckless riding by forcing Boundless into a gap. The suspension is only a week long, so Innes will be free to participate in the upcoming events.

Boundless, now five years of age, was set for retirement, but her owners and trainers believe that she will let them know when she has had enough of racing, and will retire her to stud when the time is right. At present, she is showing great form and an enthusiasm for racing. She will be assessed next season and hopefully there is still more to come from this spectacular horse.