Throwback Thursday Race Of The Day - 04/08/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing


The feature race of the weekend across the UK and Ireland is the Group One Keeneland Phoenix Stakes and having already looked back at one of the classic renewals in 2016, today it is the turn of the 2019 resumption.

Siskin was the top two year old in Ireland during the 2019 season, seeing off all competition in his four starts including landing his trainers first ever Group One in this event at the Curragh.

As a three year old he showed he was a pace merchant and used that to good effect on his seasonal debut in the Irish 2000 Guineas, landing his trainers first ever Classic win.

With all systems go he stepped out of his Irish comfort zone to head over to England for the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

The two time Group one winner was the favourite to keep his unbeaten streak going, looking to land his sixth win in as many races, but was seen off in the final stages by the very pacy Mohaather for trainer Marcus Tregoning.

He headed into arguably an even tougher contest when going to France for the Prix du Moulin and after receiving some market support he strangely gave the worst performance of his career.

After having an illustrious career the son of First Defence has one final outing in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland where he ran no race and he then finished his career on the track and went to stud.