“He had it all”

Three consecutive Group 1 victories in 22 weeks confirmed his trainers' early assessment of him as an elite athlete with a mighty engine. (PHOTO: Lisa Grimm)

“He had it all, really, he had scope, he had a lovely big stride, he had a beautiful set of lungs, he had a great demeanour, very genuine and a lovely turn of foot – he basically ticked all the boxes.”

That’s how champion trainer Ciaron Maher describes Hitotsu, who made Australian turf history with a bold campaign of three Group 1 starts over 22 weeks, becoming the first horse to win the Australian Guineas fresh, the first horse in 28 years to win the Victoria Derby, Australian Guineas & Australian Derby and the first 3YO since Dundeel to win three consecutive Australian Group 1 races.

Find out why Hitotsu’s 2YO career caught the Maher & Eustace stable’s attention, hear about the data that revealed his elite ability and watch the three exceptional performances that confirmed the science:

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