1 million Manikato Stakes to claim maiden Group One victory
One of racing's wrongs was finally put right on Friday night when Buffering won the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley.
The bulldog from Queensland secured a long awaited maiden Group One victory in claiming the $1 million sprint feature.
Placed on 10 occasions at elite level before Friday, Buffering had at last earned a deserved place in the spotlight having for so long raced in the shadow of Black Caviar and Hay List.
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Buffering led the field before withstanding a strong challenge from Hong Kong star Lucky Nine to win by a short half head.
Sessions, having his first run at Group One level, flashed home for third in a blanket finish.
Trainer Robert Heathcote was beaming with pride in the winner's enclosure and said he felt like he had just climbed Everest.
"Gee what do you say? Eighteen goes at a Group One and he gets the job done tonight in a $1 million race. That's something special," he said.
"I was beginning to wonder if he'd ever win a Group One. They said he was the best sprinter in the world (Lucky Nine), well I've got one better.
"Buffering just puts in every time, and the couple of runs out of his 36 starts that he hasn't there's been something wrong.
"They say this is the place where legends are made, and he's a legend for me."
Buffering was sent out the $7.50 second pick behind and the hot favourite Samaready ($2.15), who was expected to replicate her dynamic first up victory in the Moir Stakes.
"Everybody was talking Samaready right up, and we knew it was a terrific win last time by her, but we just thought if we could get a little bit of luck mid race, he was going to take a lot of catching as he always proves," said winning jockey Damian Browne.
"At the furlong (200m) he really dug in and gave me a length and you know he's always going to fight.
"The last couple of bounds when Lucky Nine was coming I was thinking, 'Geez, come on post'."
Buffering now takes his record to 13 wins and 14 placings for $3.2 million in prize money.
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now target the $1 million VRC Sprint Classic at Flemington, where he will reoppose many of his rivals on Friday night, including Lucky Nine who is chasing a rich global sprint challenge bonus.
Samaready settled midfield and looked poised to pounce before the turn, but she did not show the same acceleration she did in the Moir and battled into eighth.
The Manikato was the highlight of the Moonee Valley card, run on the eve of the club's championship race, the Cox Plate.The game was part of the 2011 2012 Bowl Championship Series and was the concluding game of the season for both teams. beat LSU 21 0 to win their 14th national championship, marking the first shutout in a national championship game since the 1992 Orange Bowl and the first ever shutout in a BCS bowl game. The game had the third lowest TV rating, 14.01, in the 14 year history of the BCS National Championship game.LSU was selected to participate in the BCS National Championship Game after a 13 0 regular season that culminated with a 42 10 win over the University of Georgia in the 2011 SEC Championship Game. was picked as the other half of the match up following an 11 1 campaign, with their only loss coming against LSU in overtime during the regular season. Over the following weeks, a series of upsets resulted in the Crimson Tide receiving a No. ranking in the final BCS Poll to qualify for the championship game. Ironically, it was the conferences whose teams finished 3rd and 4th (the Big 12 and the Pac 12) who rejected the SEC's proposal for a 4 team playoff system in 2008.
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