Happy Trails To Return To Racing In Futurity Stakes

By: Thomas Hackett
December 9th, 2014

Trainer Paul Beshara has confirmed that popular gelding Happy Trails will start his autumn campaign in the 2015 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield on February 28.

Happy Trails finished over the top of He's Your Man and Farraaj to win the 2014 Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Happy Trails finished over the top of He’s Your Man and Farraaj to win the 2014 Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Happy Trails was given a break after he recorded his third win at Group 1 level in the Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day, but returned to trackwork this morning to begin preparations for an autumn campaign that will include race starts in both Melbourne and Sydney.

Beshara told TVN Happy Trails would return to racing in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes before contesting races like the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington on March 14, the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Royal Randwick on April 4 and the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at the same venue a week later.

“I have to have him ready first-up for the Futurity on the 28th,” Beshara said.

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