LIGHTLY (2006) * Brown Mare * Rating 65(Flat)

Lightly Retires

31. Oct, 2015
Lightly foals down a Polanski colt
25. Jul, 2014
The decision has been made to retire Lightly and sell her. We sincerely thank our co-owners and trainer Tony Parker for their support. Racing Lightly has been more rewarding than any financial return and we remain truly grateful to everyone involved.

Pedigree Lightly 24-4-2-2 : $42,927

With Group winners Vespa (ARC Stakes G1 and Karaka Million LR) and Paximadia (Sandown Guineas G2 Carbine Club G3 and Poseidon LR) both out of Fantastic Light mares, Lightly is a breeding proposition with plenty of Black Type in her Pedigree.

Win #4 Betfair 0-62 Handicap at Colac over 1600m 24th February 2013

Lightly smashed the hopes of yet another favourite to Win the Betfair 0-62 Handicap at Colac on 24th February. Watch Lightly lead all the way to win by a 3/4 length margin over short priced favourite 'Benefit' by clicking the link below.

Lightly wins the Betfair 0-62 Handicap over 1600m at Colac 24 February 2013

Close to a win as you could get - only a pixel in it!

Lightly  jumped brilliantly from the gates in her start at Werribee on 27 January (as is typical of her), leading all the way - to get done on the line by a nostril. It was almost a triple dead heat, with the two other horses dead heating and Lightly's gutsy run out front relegated to 3rd on the line. Click on the links below, which will take you to YouTube where you can watch this nailbiting finish for yourself, as well as TVN commentator Adam Olszanski's pre-race interview withtrainer Tony Parker and jockey Jordan Childs' post-race comments:

  1. pre-race interview with trainer Tony Parker
  2. the race
  3. Jordan Childs' post-race comments

Lightly was broken in by Mark Thomas at Seymour. She finally got to the track on Boxing Day 2010 and recorded an impressive first-up, four-length win.

After racing injured for months after her first win and recording two shocking race results, Lightly was brought home to recuperate. She was then resyndicated with a group of friends and transferred to Gale Lodge in Kilmore where, under the guidance of Lee Hope, Lightly won at Bendigo at just her fourth start.  We enjoyed very nice odds of $34.50 the winCool!

Lightly's latest preparation has produced two wins, two seconds and a third and has her currently racing in the fittest condition she has ever been.  

You can watch some of Lightly's races by clicking on the following links: 

Lightly's up-to-date racing record and any upcoming nominations can be found on the Racing Victoria website by clicking on this Lightly link.

Lightly knocking off Ollie riding for Kav.
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