Three-year-old colt Frawley started his racing career in the best possible fashion, winning over 1240m at Geelong in front of some very proud part-owners.
The inspiration behind Frawley’s name is the late, legendary sportsman Danny “Spud” Frawley and his equine namesake didn’t disappoint on debut as Danny’s sister Anne and her husband Brendan watched on alongside Rosemont Stud’s Anthony Mithen.
A much-loved AFL player and coach, Danny Frawley was a passionate racing fan and the emotion of Frawley’s win was captured in the post-race interview.
“I think Danny was up there riding him today” Anne told Racing.com.
“He loved his horses, we miss him terribly, but now hopefully we’ll live through another Frawley.”
Anthony Mithen is an integral part of the Rosemont Alliance, who purchased the son of Written Tycoon for $475,000 at the 2022 Australian Easter Yearling Sale and included Anne and Brendan in the syndicate behind Frawley.
Mithen added in the post-race interview on Racing.com, “it was appropriate that these guys came into our alliance group and we named one after the great Spud. “What a lovely horse, I’m glad he’s done us proud.”
Co-trainer Mick Price said he was confident Frawley would stretch out in distance after today’s win. “He is a beautiful colt with the potential to get out to 1400 metres and a mile as he works through the grades.
“We’ll aim high for a race like the Australian Guineas. He’ll go for a short break now and be back in work later this month. We love training good horses for good people and I’m glad he delivered a special win for everyone involved.”