Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Veterinarians Responsible for Foxy One's Form Reversal

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Veterinarians Responsible for Foxy One's Form Reversal

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Byline: Tony White

SYDNEY (AAP): Taree trainer Ross Stitt and owner David Faulkner can thank veterinary science for finding the key to smart mare Foxy One's turnaround in form.

Foxy One lines up at Taree today chasing a hat-trick of wins when she contests the Tooheys New Benchmark 65 Handicap (1250m).

The mare began her career with Albert Stapleford at Gosford, winning her first two starts at Gosford and Canterbury and looked set for a bright future. After a dispute, the syndicate which raced Foxy One elected to transfer her to Kris Lees at Newcastle.

Before Foxy One had raced for Lees, the mare smashed her wither when she took fright in the tie-up stalls and spent the best part of 12 months sidelined.

On her return, the mare was never the same horse. In two campaigns with Lees and five starts, Foxy One, while running some good races, failed to win.

Several members of the syndicate wanted out. Enter part-owner David Faulkner.

Faulkner rang his old mate Ross Stitt and said he could purchase Foxy One outright for $6000. …

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