Famously known for his distinctive heart shaped marking, Lankan Rupee has quickly taken the sprinting mantle left by Champion Black Caviar, stringing together six straight wins and being ranked the best sprinter in the world in early 2014. Lankan Rupee always showed talent however this began to shine all the more brightly after the hard decision for the colt to be gelded was made. Following his gelding procedure in the spring of 2013, he took out the Dilmah Earl Grey Stakes (L) and the Heffernan Stakes (G3). It was early 2014 that he cemented his title as the best sprinter in the world with four impressive straight wins. Starting off in Melbourne, he took the Rubiton Stakes (G3), Oakleigh Plate (G1) and Newmarket Handicap (G1) in quick succession. Heading to The Championships in Sydney, Lankan Rupee lined up against Australia’s best sprinters and on a heavy track beat them comprehensively to win the TJ Smith Stakes (G1).


Redoute's Choice - Estelle Collection (NZ)

Winner - T J Smith Stakes 2014
Trainer Mick Price
Jockey Craig Newitt
Prizemoney Won $1,569,750
Lifetime Performance as at 30 April 2014
STARTS 1st 2nd 3rd
16 9 1 2

TJ Smith Stakes – Race Replay

2014 Winner: Lankan Rupee, 2nd Rebel Dane, 3rd Buffering
Time/Track 1-12.14 (Heavy)

Lankan Rupee Redoute's Choice Danehill (USA) Danzig (USA)
Razyana (USA)
Shantha's Choice Canny Lad
Dancing Show (USA)
Estelle Collection (NZ) Stravinsky (USA) Nureyev (USA)
Fire The Groom (USA)
Ana Zeel (NZ) Zabeel (NZ)
My Tricia (NZ)