From the Randwick Races in Sydney, Australia late Friday night, the feisty, a pizza-loving filly gives her trainer and rider their first Group 1.

Trainer Wendy Roches, who saddled the 6-year-old mare NETTOYER (French for ‘clean up), by Sebring – Cleanup, by Dehere, to win the Group 1 Doncaster Mile Friday night, said following the race:

“I don’t know what I’m going to do because all the restaurants are shut. We normally stop at the Doncaster and get beers so I don’t think we can do that either,” Roche said.

“She’s going to get pizza tonight. She eats supreme pizza with capsicum sauce.”



From Ray Thomas – Daily Telegraph

Nettoyer races on a diet of pizza and chicken schnitzels. Her trainer, Wendy Roche, had never prepared a Group 1 winner. Her jockey, James Innes Junior, had never ridden one.

But here they were, Roche and Innes, combining with Nettoyer to hold off the might of the Chris Waller stable, a trainer with 110 Group 1 winners, in the $1.5 million The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Royal Randwick .

This was a result that again proves everyone is equal on the racetrack.

“I’m just so emotional, this mare is such a sod,’’ Roche said.

“I can’t believe it. I’ve told everyone she would win today and she’s won.”


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