Consistent gelding, Docinthe finally found his way into the winner’s circle at start number 7 at Cranbourne on Friday January 12 after a string of placings.
The son of Cable Bay was unlucky not to break his maiden in his first racing campaign and has come back a more furnished horse, with a strong return at Cranbourne before he returned to the scene to go one better, winning by a length.
Docinthe boasts a very meaningful story for his ownership group, named after Teddy Docinthe who suddenly passed away in November 2020. Teddy was a popular racing identity, working for stables in Melbourne and proudly working with the likes of the one and only Redoute’s Choice, as well as regularly strapping Weekend Hustler. It was when Teddy was working with Colin Little, Teddy and Matt Lindsay struck up a strong friendship and following his passing, a team of close friends were assembled to purchase and race a horse in Teddy’s honour. Matt Lindsay was responsible for purchasing and training Docinthe in his early days before being transferred to Mitch as Matt’s training operation wound down.
Freedman commented after the race that it was “an honour” to finally break through with Docinthe and reward the ownership group for their patience. No doubt a special memory for the ownership group, it was fantastic to see some owners on course and I’m sure Teddy was looking down, giving his namesake an extra gear as he burst away from the field.
One for the omen’s – Managing Owner Chris McKenna sent us a photo on the morning of Friday January 12 of a coffee van which was named ‘Teddy’, the stars aligned perfectly.
Congratulations to all involved with Docinthe and on behalf of the Mitch Freedman Racing team, we are thrilled to honour Teddy Docinthe.