Toora horse seventh in Derby

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Toora horse seventh in Derby

TOORA livestock carrier and race horse owner Stuart Storr, family and Sale trainer Frankie Stockdale cheered their horse Scaddens Run to an impressive seventh place in the Group 1 Victoria Derby at Flemington on Saturday.
Scadden’s Run jumped from barrier eight for the challenging 2500m and Storr said he couldn’t have been happier with the ride by Hall of Fame jockey Jim Cassidy.
“It was a brilliant ride by Cassidy and when Scaddens Run loomed up at the 250 mark our hearts were in our mouth,” Storr said.
“At the end of the day running seventh to first placed Tarzino, Etymology and Kia Ora Koutou in the Victoria Derby, (one of the most prestigious races in the world) is an impressive effort.
Storr said you have to remember Scaddens Run has only just turned three and after the ride on Saturday Cassidy said, “You have really got some sort of horse here.”
“It has been an enormous journey for us and our trainer Frankie has left no stone unturned, we are all ecstatic with the performance and at the end of the day our horse was up with the best of the best.
Talking to The Star on Monday Storr said one of the funniest comments of the whole day was when my granddaughter Rochelle Storr said to Cassidy, you came all the way from Sydney to ride our horse and he replied,
“Well I haven’t come here to play bowls”.
The week has certainly been a roller coaster ride for the Storr family with their horse getting a run in the Derby, the high note but their thoughts were off the track also with Storr’s wife Sue rushed to the Epworth Hospital.
Storr said Sue will undergo surgery today so we are all very worried.
“Sue is definitely the brains behind the business and the reason we have enjoyed so much success.”
Looking ahead Storr said Scaddens Run will be rested back at Sale before being turned out to one of the family properties on the Franklin River.
“We will bring him back in the autumn for a season in Sydney,” Storr said.
“When he comes back into training we will have apprentice jockey Brandon Stockdale, 16, as the new rider.”
Storr is excited about their racing future and said they have just welcomed a new filly out of French stallion My Boy Charlie and mare All Talk No Action so this should be one to watch.
As yet Storr said the filly is unnamed, “We will have to put it to the grandchildren to come up with a name”.

Off and racing: from left stock carrier Stuart Storr of Toora with his horse Scaddens Run, strapper Daniel Chiers, Sale and granddaughter Rochelle Storr of Toora at the Flemington stables before the VRC Derby Race where Scaddens Run placed an impressive seventh on Saturday.

Off and racing: from left stock carrier Stuart Storr of Toora with his horse Scaddens Run, strapper Daniel Chiers, Sale and granddaughter Rochelle Storr of Toora at the Flemington stables before the VRC Derby Race where Scaddens Run placed an impressive seventh on Saturday.

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