Ivanhowe gets his wet track

20th March, 2017

By Brent Zerafa (

Lee Freedman, his brother Anthony and connections of Our Ivanhowe have been shouting for two years that they just wanted a wet track.

And the German import showed exactly what he could do under such conditions at Rosehill Gardens, easily winning the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes and defeating Hartnell in the process.

Our Ivanhowe has raced in Australia since May 2015 and the Ranvet Stakes was his first run back from the Melbourne Cup last year and the first time he competed on heavy ground.

"The agent in Germany who sold him said this is the best wet tracker in the world, now we just have to find another (wet track)," said Anthony Freedman.

"It panned out beautifully for us. The horse deserves his day in the sun. He is a gentleman, an absolute pleasure to have and we're very grateful to have a horse who is so genuine.

"Even on hard tracks when he is feeling the ground he still gives everything. I am so proud of the horse today. He got his ground and did the job."

Our Ivanhowe, still an entire at the age of seven, sat midfield in the run under the care of Kerrin McEvoy before working clear late of Hartnell, who ran on to second from last, with The United States third.

"He is a big heavy horse and has taken a bit of mending and patching up but all credit to the owners and Lee and Anthony (Freedman) they have got him here in great shape," McEvoy said.

"Today was the first time he has got his ground, the first time since coming to Australia there has been some rain around and he just loves it.

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