Golden Mile could one day stand beside his sire Astern on the Darley stallion roster after the courageous colt won the G1 Caulfield Guineas in Melbourne on Saturday, 8 October.
With champion Sydney jockey James McDonald riding hard, Golden Mile grabbed the lead in the final 200m before holding off the fast-finishing Elliptical and Osipenko to win the “stallion-making” spring classic for three-year-olds.
Golden Mile took his record to three wins and one placing from five starts and added a massive $1.8 million to his prize money swag of $208,000.
Winner of the G3 Ming Dynasty Quality over 1,400m at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney two starts ago, Golden Mile made amends for his tiring third in the G1 Golden Rose at the same track and also eased the pain for Godolphin after their other top Astern three-year-old Aft Cabin bled during trackwork last week.
Out of the Australian mare Calaverite, who won two Stakes races during her brief nine-start career, Golden Mile has a two-year-old half-brother (Stanislaus) by Exceed And Excel and a yearling half-brother by Microphone.
Astern stands at Darley’s Kelvinside property in the NSW Hunter Valley for a service fee of $11,000, GST inclusive.
Astern (Medaglia d'Oro) @DarleyStallions brings up his first Group 1 winner on a big day for the boys in blue @godolphin as Golden Mile (3 c ex Calaverite by Lonhro) takes out the Caulfield Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m). Also a first stakes winner for his Gimcrack Stakes-winning dam. pic.twitter.com/u2InQpGxUo— ANZ Bloodstock (@anz_news) October 8, 2022