Thunder Road opened Roadhog’s winning account at Moruya in February and he followed up with a first-up victory at Randwick on Saturday.
On a day without a lot of sunshine, Thunder Road shone brightly for trainer Emma Longmire and his owners. The four year-old stormed down the outside to stamp himself as a horse with a bright future winning the TAB Highway Hcp (1400m).
Roadhog (Shovhog) was trained by Bart Cummings to win at Randwick, Rosehill, Warwick Farm, Caulfield & Sandown from 1000m to1600m for $334,000 in prizemoney.
Carrington Park Stud owner Peter Burke expects 2016-17 to be a breakout season for Roadhog as a stallion. “Trainers and breeders are impressed by his stock’s toughness,” Burke said. “And they will have longevity on the track being by a stallion that performed from two to a seven year-old on all tracks, distances and conditions.”
Carrington Park stands Roadhog for a $2,200 (inc gst) fee at its Robertson property on the NSW Southern Highlands.