Equiano sets record

Two-year-old Equiano set the record for the biggest win in a sprint event, when he recently triumphed at the 1,200-metre 2015 Champions Juvenile Stakes at the Borrowdale Racecourse.

The Amy Bronkhorst trained horse was a staggering six lengths winner over Carl Me Earl probably the biggest win in history over the distance.

More important is the fact that this remarkable win came from a two-year-old ridden by an apprentice, Mathew Thackery.

The record win surpasses Mica Point's close to five lengths when taking the Guineas Trial title earlier in the season.

Coincidentally, the Peter Moor-owned Equiano is half brother to Equina, the 2014 winner of both the Castle Tankard and the OK Grand Challenge.

Although she has surrendered her Tankard and Challenge titles Equina won the 2015 Zimbabwe National Army Charity Handicap.

Both Equiano and Equina came off the same mother – Winning Touch.

Equiano was sired by Argonaut, who has since relocated to Zimbabwe, while Equina 's sire is Silvino.

Unfortunately Equiano did not get due reward for his effort, after he received only $3,780 after the stake money was reduced to $6,500 down from the initial $7,500.

After the Champion Juvenile title Equiano and his handlers will now focus on the Triple Crown when Equiano competes as a three-year-old.

The Champion Juvenile Stakes is for two year old.

The Champion Juvenile Stakes ended with only 10 runners after Paulus and Scandal were scratched hours before the start of the race.

Starry Notions finished in 10th position

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