Abbey Is Back!

Jul 18, 2017

At this time of year it is always lovely to welcome back to the stables our spring carnival aspirants and one of our main hopes for this year's big races is the Australasian Oaks heroine Abbey Marie.

A horse who holds a special place in everyone's hearts here, the full sister to our Australian Oaks winner Absolutely is an especially attractive filly with a lovely personality - even one of the stable's resident chickens considers her a favourite!

Winning her Group One at just her third outing, Abbey Marie has not had the best of luck since - struck by illness that led to foot issues.

Having just a light autumn campaign, she has spelled nicely and her focus this spring will be the Caulfield Cup.

"She's had a good break and has come up really well," Michael Kent said, adding that he is looking forward to getting her up over middle distances - "that is where she is going to be effective."