Giga Kick has produced a stunning upset to romp home and claim The Everest 2022. Check out Giga kick owner and record in this article.
Giga Kick : Owner | Everest 2022 | Pedigree | Record
Giga Kick is a 3yo chestnut gelding (male) from Australia trained by Clayton Douglas, who is based at Mornington. He is sired by the stallion Scissor Kick out of the dam Rekindled Applause.
Giga Kick has managed to win 5 races in his career so far. On 15th Oct 2022 at Royal Randwick, Giga Kick scored his most significant win to date, getting the money in the $15000000 The Everest.
He has proven a profitable horse for the punters over the journey. If you had backed Giga Kick throughout his career you’d have achieved a 579% return on investment.
Giga Kick owner
Giga Kick is a 3yo chestnut gelding (male) from Australia trained by Clayton Douglas.
Nature Strip started the shortest-priced favourite in the Everest’s short history but his reputation as the best sprinter on the planet counted for little when it mattered most, as Giga Kick denied the wonder horse to win the $15 million Everest at Randwick.
Going for back-to-back wins in the world’s richest race on turf, Nature Strip couldn’t match Giga Kick in the dying stages before finishing fourth in a result no one saw coming.
Private Eye was momentarily hailed the winner before finishing second with Mazu taking the minor placing – just ahead of Nature Strip.
He was one of the last horses picked for an Everest slot after compiling an unbeaten record in Victoria.
It was a triumph thought improbable a few weeks ago, but Williams revealed his confidence grew between Giga Kick winning at Caulfield in August and at Flemington earlier this month.
“I said to Clayton, ‘I think he might have to buy an (Everest) slot but he’s 12 months away’,” Williams said. “But after I rode him one day before he won the Danehill Stakes I said we might not be 12 months away after all.”
Williams was right and Douglas, a former jumps jockey, took up the challenge when slot holder James Harron came calling to offer Giga Kick an Everest berth.
Rod “Rocket” Douglas has been around horses for a lifetime.
But like many he can’t understand – and probably never will – the mysteries of thoroughbred breeding.
Giga Kick is trained by Douglas’ young nephew Clayton Douglas, giving the young trainer an early thrill in his career.
Now with an unbeaten record from four starts, including the last two at Group level, some big Spring races are being planned for the three-year-old gelding.
And it doesn’t come must bigger than winning a slot in the $15m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 15, via the James Harron slot.
The $2m Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day has also come into calculations.
Douglas is racing manager for the wealthy Jonathan Munz’s Pinecliff Racing which is the racing arm of GSA Bloodstock.
Giga Kick record
Giga Kick improved his career record to five wins from as many starts and over $6.4m prizemoney as he gave slot-holder Harron his second win in The Everest after he correctly selected Redzel in 2017.
But Harron said his hopes of winning The Everest with Giga Kick was almost over at the start.