Our Boy Malachi Straddie Fancy

Our Boy Malachi wins at Randwick. Image courtesy of www.heraldsun.com.au
Our Boy Malachi is a Brisbane Winter Carnival raider! Image courtesy of www.heraldsun.com.au

Following a successful return to racing, ultra-consistent galloper Our Boy Malachi  is an early fancy in Fixed Betting for the Stradbroke Handicap on June 6 at Doomben (1350m).

Trained by Team Hawkes, the six-year-old son of Top Echelon has won 17 races and finished runner-up once (his first outing) from 18 starts. The only time he was out of the money was a fifth in the Bribie Handicap (1110m) at Doomben 12 months ago.

Originally under the care of trainer Peter Fleming and then John O'Sing in central and north Queensland, the gelding won 13 of 15 starts. The owners, the Donovan family, then decided to transfer their star to the big smoke and opted for one of the best in Team Hawkes. 

Our Boy Malachi wins Group 3 Hall Mark at Randwick. Image courtesy of: www.horseracing.com.au
 Image courtesy of: www.horseracing.com.au

Our Boy Malachi (6yo gelding)

Trainer: Team Hawkes

Sire: Top Echelon 

Record: 19: 17-1-0

Stakes: $473,200

Winning Range: 850m - 1300m

Fixed Price:


Under John Hawkes' supervision from his Rosehill base, Our Boy Malachi has won all four outings picking up almost $260,000 in stakes, total his career earnings to $473,200.

Every time he steps out, this 'Rockhampton Rocket' puts in. He has certainly come a long way since winning a $4,000 Maiden over 850m at Gympie by 11.5 lengths in June 2011. Since then, there have been victories at Rockhampton, Mackay, Eagle Farm, Rosehill and Randwick.

And not only has he made the step up from country to provincial to metropolitan class, he's now progressed to a group winner. With the Brisbane Winter Carnival firmly on his agenda, Our Boy Malachi returned to racing with a strong win in the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick. Despite dipping badly at the top of the straight, the six-year-old still managed to hold off the improving Craftiness by a length.

The good news for his followers, he wasn't fully wound up for that assignment with Brisbane's big Group 1 sprints (BTC Cup, Doomben 10,000 and Stradbroke Handicap) still ahead.

Chris Bombolas - Tatts Senior Writer

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