When the name ‘Al Maher’ is mentioned to Gai, three words that feature prominently in her response are ‘toughness’, ‘honesty’ and 'brilliance'. We talk about the value of a stallion ‘stamping their stock’ or passing on many of their own traits and I can think of no greater example of this than Al Maher. Winning over $1.1 million in prize money, which included a win in the Group 1 Australian Guineas, Al Maher raced consistently at the highest level. Trained by Gai, she knew exactly what it took to prepare this great colt and it has not stopped at Al Maher himself. He has produced three Group 1 winners, all trained by Gai. She has also trained King Lionheart and Pheidon to secure victory at Group 2 level. This feat is unmatched by any other trainer, she truly is the best at getting the most out of this family.
FAT AL – Purchase price $27,000 – Earnings $712,410
ALMALAD - Purchase price $50,000 – Earnings $577,500
KING LIONHEART - Purchase price $70,000 – Earnings $295,930
PHEIDON - Purchase price $77,500 – Earnings $360,710
DIAMOND DRILLE - Purchase price $200,000 – Earnings $940,180
AL MAHER x MISSTARI ’13 colt – Purchase price $35,000 – Earnings $$$$$
A stand out at Inglis Premier in Melbourne, Al Maher x Misstari is a full brother to King Lionheart and Gai knew immediately that she was not leaving the sales ground without him. In the exact same mould as Gai’s courageous Al Maher team, this colt was bought for an astonishing $35,000. They all laughed when Gai purchased Fat Al… More Information
Below are the replays of three Group 1 races won by Gai Waterhouse trained Al Mahers. What better way to describe each win than ‘tough’, 'honest' and ‘brilliant’?