FFCh. Loveofthegame

Well all good things must come to an end & FFCh. Loveofthegame has run his last race after I decided to retire the rising 10 year old. Try as I might I couldn’t crack a win this season.

He’s been far and away my greatest runner, even better that I brought him through the sales page on a hunch of something I spotted in his form. At the time he’d had 33 starts for 6 wins, 1 2nd & 1 3rd.

He went on to finish with 105 starts (73 in Stakes races) 41 wins (35SW) 13 2nds & 9 3rds only once racing for me outside of stakes grade (& got beat!) & $12,989,700 in PM

Some of his highlights -

Grade 1
Won:Australia Stakes (2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018)
  Breeders’ Cup Sprint (2015, 2016)
  Cantala Stakes (2015)
  Futurity Stakes (2015, 2016 & 2018)
  Oakleigh Plate (2015, 2017 & 2018)
  Railway Stakes (2015, 2016)
  Victoria Racing Club Stakes (2015)
  Doomben Stakes (2016 & 2017)
  Dubai Golden Shaheen (2016)
  Invitation Stakes (2016)
  Dubai Golden Shaheen (2018)
  The Galaxy (2018)
        Oakleigh Plate (2016)
  Stadbroke Handicap (2016)
  Dubai Golden Shaheen (2017)
  The Galaxy (2017)
        Stadbroke Handicap (2015)
  The Galaxy (2015)
  Futurity Stakes (2017)
  Invitation Stakes (2017)
  Stadbroke Handicap (2017)
  Dubai Golden Shaheen (2019)

Grade 2
        Linlithgow Stakes (2016 & 2017)
  Memsie Stakes (2016)
  J.J. Liston Stakes (2017)
  Shillaci Stakes (2017)
  T.J. Smith Stakes (2017)
        Wyndham Stakes Cup (2017)
  J.J. Liston Stakes (2019)
        Linlithgow Stakes (2018)

Grade 3
        Land Down Under Stakes (2015)
  Moonga Stakes (2015)
  Spring Stakes (2015)
  The Shorts (2015)
  Baguette Stakes (2016 & 2018)
  Feltex R.N. Irwin Stakes (2016)
        Rome Cup (2014)
  Baguette Stakes (2017)
  Feltex R.N. Irwin Stakes (2017 & 2018)
  Belmont Sprint (2019)
        W.J. Healy Stakes (2017)

Eclipse Awards
2015 Sprinter
2016 Older Horse
2016 Sprinter
2017 Sprinter
2018 Sprinter

I’ll miss the old boy, hope to find another half as good  8)

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May he have a long and happy retirement.

Hope he has a lovely retirement.

What a good old boy, I hope he stays fat and happy in retirement.

Amazing horse, and lucky you!

what an Incredible record! may he have a long and lazy retirement.

Absolutely brilliant horse, well done with him Andy. Hope he enjoys his well earned retirement

Phenomenal horse. Hope he has a long and happy retirement!

Thanks guys, now to try and find another.

Amazing horse… Hope he’s fat and sassy for many years to come…

I would always rethink entering a race if i saw he was in the lineup :slight_smile: his name was very fitting

I need more like it then Steph, it’s hard enough to beat your horses as it is!


Sadly FFCh. Loveofthegame passed away in his paddock last night at the ripe old age of 16.

Still looking for another half as good.


Sorry to hear this Andy, again congratulations on such an amazing racehorse.