Widden Stud Sold Winner of MM Country Cup
Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary claimed one of the highlights of his training career when the Widden Stud graduate War Jet landed the $250,000 Magic Millions Country Cup (1200m) in emphatic fashion at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
Cleary combined with long-time friend, jockey Noel Callow, to claim the lucrative feature with the talented gelding that has now won seven of his 15 starts earning over $240,000.
A five-year-old son of War Pass that was initially prepared by Peter and Paul Snowden, War Jet posted a convincing win over Three Sheets and Star Wars.
“I received this horse from Peter Snowden and I think I’ve won seven races with him now,” Cleary said.
“I spotted this race about four months ago and it’s great when a plan comes off.”
War Jet, a son of ill-fated shuttler War Pass(USA), was purchased for $45,000 at the 2012 Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Widden Stud by part-owner Richard Stachow.
Bred by Gooree Stud, he is the first winner to date for winning Snowland mare Navica, a half-sister to outstanding galloper Desert War.