More Joyous retired, booked a date with Frankel

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

John Singleton’s multiple Group 1 winning race mare More Joyous has been retired and will have a date with England’s super stallion Frankel in September.

more joyous

More Joyous winning the 2012 Doncaster Mile at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

More Joyous will travel to England with Singleton’s other well performed mare More Strawberries and both will be mated with Frankel in September to coincide with the Australian breeding season.

Singleton’s racing manger Duncan Grimley made the announcement last night stating that the eight time Group 1 winner has nothing more to prove on the racetrack.

“The decision has been made on More Joyous,” Grimley said.

“She has nothing left to prove on the track. She has been a great mare for us and we don’t want to go over the top with her.”

“More Joyous will be covered by Frankel in September.”

“The plan is then to bring More Joyous and More Strawberries home around January or February so they can have their foals at Strawberry Hills Stud later next year.”

More Joyous is a winner of twenty-one races from thirty-three starts, earning just over $4.5 million in prizemoney for Singleton.

Included in her eight Group 1 wins are two Queen Of The Turf Stakes, several weight for age races as well as the 2012 BMW Doncaster Mile at Randwick with 57.5kg before winning her last Group 1 race, the weight for age Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2000m.

The later part of her career has been shrouded with controversy, with Singleton very unhappy with trainer Gai Waterhouse’s selection of barrier eleven for More Joyous in last year’s Group 1 $3m Sportingbet Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley.

And that boiled over into their very public falling out before and after the running of the Group 1 $400,000 Yarraman Park All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on April 27 which was More Joyous’ last racetrack appearance and also saw Singleton remove all of his horses from Waterhouse’s stables.

Singleton confronted Waterhouse regarding the fitness of More Joyous leading up to the All Aged Stakes, claiming other people knew the mare was under a cloud before he was informed.

The matter ended up in the stewards’ room with Singleton being fined $15,000 for conduct prejudicial to racing while Waterhouse was fined $5,500 for two charges relating to not reporting the pre-race treatment of More Joyous.

Grimley added that the Strawberry Hill Stud team would have their fingers crossed hoping for fillies from the matings with Frankel, who was the highest rated racehorse when he retired from the track in England, undefeated from fourteen starts with ten Group 1 wins amongst them.

“It would be ideal if both mares can produce fillies by Frankel. More Joyous is special to John because not only did he breed her to win eight Group 1 races and 20 stakes races, which is phenomenal, but he also raced her mother, Sunday Joy,” Grimley said..

“We have everything else in the family and when you start breeding horses you dream of getting one as good as More Joyous.”

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. vehicle diagnostics

    Hi there, its good article on the topic of media print, we all be aware of media is a impressive source of facts.

  2. glamurama.uol.com.br

    It’s an amazing post designed for all the web visitors; they will get advantage from it I am sure.

  3. innovative security

    Your style is very unique compared to other people I
    have read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you’ve got the opportunity,
    Guess I’ll just book mark this blog.

  4. things you need to know about your boyfriend

    I am genuinely pleased to glance at this website posts which consists of plenty of valuable information, thanks for providing these kinds of data.

  5. computer programming

    You could definitely see your expertise in the work you write.
    The sector hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to mention how they believe.
    All the time follow your heart.

  6. card serves

    Thankfulness to my father who informed me about this weblog, this weblog is actually amazing.

  7. kalion.de

    I just like the valuable info you supply to
    your articles. I’ll bookmark your weblog and check
    again right here regularly. I am quite sure I’ll be told a lot of new stuff right here!

    Good luck for the next!

  8. tuoicay.com.vn

    Thanks for the marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it,
    you will be a great author. I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and will eventually come back later in life.
    I want to encourage yourself to continue your great
    job, have a nice weekend!

  9. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Spot on with this write-up, I really believe that this site needs
    a great deal more attention. I’ll probably be back again to read through more, thanks for the advice!

  10. business take

    Thanks in favor of sharing such a pleasant opinion, piece of writing is pleasant, thats why i have read it completely

  11. apple ipad two

    I’m impressed, I must say. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s equally educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head.
    The problem is something which too few folks are speaking intelligently about.
    Now i’m very happy I found this during my hunt for something relating to this.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.