Sir Slick wins in New Zealand
New Zealander Sir Slick has put paid to a controversial spring campaign in Australia with victory on home soil in the Group Three Tauranga Stakes.
At his 106th start, eight-year-old Sir Slick won the 1600m feature by 2-3/4 lengths from Casa de Campo.
Trainer Graeme Nicholson was incensed when vets ruled Sir Slick out of the Cox Plate on October 24 on the grounds he was lame.
The gelding ran last in the Group One Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington a week later after which vets again said he was lame.
Nicholson had intended to run him in last week’s Emirates Stakes but took the horse home instead.
Sir Slick has now won 21 races including 13 over 1600 metres and has amassed more than $1.8 million prizemoney.