What made Always B Miki one of the greatest racehorses of all time was not only his speed, but also his extreme toughness.
His will to win was simply greater than that of his rivals.
He has most definitely passed that down to Franco Indie.
Franco Indie sat parked for the entire journey and still fought off his stable Franco Mac to claim Group 1 glory in the $152,490 NZ Sires Stakes Final.
Trained by Hayden Cullen and Mark Purdon, and driven by Purdon, Franco Indie now sports a record of 5 wins from 6 starts and earnings of $124,450.
It has been a massive few weeks for Always B Miki as he firmly establishes himself as one of the best stallions in the world.
In the US he recently sired three Breeders Crown winners, then Rich Beauty won a heat of the Breeders Crown in Victoria and now Franco Indie has become his sire’s third Group 1 winner in the Southern Hemisphere.