Why the name “Wakeful”?
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by Wakeful Partners
Wakeful was one of the great Thoroughbred mares of the Australian turf. She had shown her versatility by defeating top racehorses at distances from 5½ furlongs to 3 miles. She was unplaced in only three races.
This bay filly was foaled in 1896, and was by the outstanding racehorse and sire, Trenton from Insomnia by Robinson Crusoe.
Taken to Sydney in 1902, she won all her four starts including the Sydney Cup carrying the impost of 9 stone 7 pounds (60.5 kg). Wakeful then went on to win races such as the AJC Plate, VRC Champion Stakes, Newmarket Handicap and AJC Doncaster Handicap.
At her last start she ran second in the 1903 VRC Melbourne Cup carrying the huge impost for a mare of 10 stone (63.5 kg) a record weight for a mare and showed tremendous courage to be narrowly beaten by Lord Caridgan carrying 12 kg less.
In all Wakeful had 44 starts, winning 25 races, was second 12 times and third 4 times.
These characteristics of courage, commitment and belief (synonymous with Wakeful) are core values that we bring to our business and our approach to client service. Truly a great mare – and a perfect namesake for our Practice
For further information about Wakeful, read this article.