Carbine Club honours Carter

Commercial Bloodstock (FBAA) owner Noel Carter ticked all the boxes when You’re A Rum’in bolted in at Belmont on Wednesday.

Carter paid $40,000 for You’re A Rum’in at the 2014 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale and watched the promising three year-old win the race named in his honour – WA Carbine Club Noel Carter Hcp (1000m).

“Running in Noel’s race wasn’t by design – it just fitted in nicely with his next start on Saturday week,” trainer Steve Wolfe explained.  “We were confident today.  The 1000 metres was too short but he’s a class horse and will eventually get out to a mile.”

You’re A Rum’in had been runner-up to class filly Blackwood in May and was given a break to get over some minor issues.  “He’s only about 70% fit but was always travelling from a good barrier,” jockey Shaun McGruddy said.  “He gave me a sensational feel on the corner and rounded them up easily.”

MY GREEK BOY Belmont winner returns to scale with Noel Carter Photo / Western Racepix

MY GREEK BOY
Belmont winner returns to scale with Noel Carter
Photo / Western Racepix

The Starcraft gelding is bred to get over ground.  His sire won the G1 AJC Derby and his dam Slippery Madam (Hussonet) is a half-sister to G1 SAJC Derby winner Hard To Get.

It was Carter’s second win with a Wolfe-trained galloper at Belmont this month following My Greek Boy’s victory in the Amelia Park Hcp (1300m) on July 2.  The Myboycharlie gelding was purchased for $25,000 by Commercial Bloodstock at the 2014 Inglis Classic yearling sale.

Earlier this year, Carter and Wolfe paid $135,000 for a well-bred So Secret – Tribulot colt at the Perth Magic Millions.  He’s a full-brother to G2 Karrakatta Plate winner Hobart Jones.

Carter is a Past President of the WA Carbine Club and a member of Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA).  He established Commercial Bloodstock in Perth after a decorated career as a premiership player with Richmond in the VFL and South Fremantle in the WAFL.