Sixties Icon, Breeder’s Cup Contender
Jeremy Noseda is known as one of the top horse racing trainers in Britain. He started his career as a trainer by working closely with trainers such as John Dunlop and John Gosden, from whom he gained enough knowledge and insight into horse racing to go it on his own. But no matter how much experience Noseda gained over the years, nothing could have prepared him for Sixties Icon. A horse that never stops fighting back, that shows determination in every racing event and has proved that his age does not with hold him from victory, Sixities Icon is a horse that Noseda regards very highly. When a trainer gets a horse like Sixties Icon, they savor each victory and enjoy the ride.
Owner, Paul Roy, has decided to end Sixties Icon’s career by the end of the year, as stud negotiations begin to draw to a close. At the age of five, Sixties Icon has enjoyed a successful career on the track. Born in 2003, from the mare Love Divine and sired by Galileo, Sixties Icon has earned over four hundred thousand pounds and was the talk of the town last year with a breathtaking victory in the St Leger. He found a way to secure a magnificent ending to his horse racing career by going after a victory in the Grosvenor Casinos Cumberland Lodge Stakes, to secure his place in the Breeder’s Cup.
As the starting gates to the Grosvenor Casinos Cumberland Lodge Stakes swung open at the Ascot Racecourse, supporters of Sixties Icon gasped for breath as he froze in the gates. When he eventually ventured out the gates, he knew his work was cut for him and with the encouragement of his jockey, Frankie Dettori, Sixties Icon began chasing down the competition. As the ideal gap opened, Sixties Icon turned on the power and thundered his way to victory. Owner and trainer have confirmed that if he were to take part in the Breeder’s Cup, there will only be one more start after that for the horse racing veteran before he retires. Sixties Icon showed the younger competitors that experience and determination can turn a potentially damaging position into victory.