Costa Chin Chin well placed for the next phase of his life
With less than 500 people allowed on track due to COVID restrictions, over 20 of Costa Chin Chin's owners found themselves together in the Silks Room on Friday 7 August 2020. On that day, Costa Chin Chin was a $7.50 chance and faced up against the well fancied Jack The Brumby who was installed as an even money favourite.
The Rob Potter-trained galloper, to the delight of his fans in the Silks Room, wore his opponent down, nailing him on the line with the celebrations audible from each end of the course.
The win was the perfect summary of the horse's character.
"He didn't have all the ability in the world." Potter said. "But he had a massive heart."
"That win during COVID was definitely his most memorable win, having all of his owners here was just amazing."
Potter places great importance in finding all of his gallopers loving homes after racing and Costa Chin Chin is no exception.
Costa Chin Chin who is serving a long and well-earned spell with breeder and long-time owner Doug Dorman will be trained in as an equestrian horse for Dorman's 14-year-old daughter.
"They've got a lovely property out in Murrumbatemen so he’ll be very happy there.”
“We’ve had some really good showjumpers come out of our stable and this bloke is a really beautiful and placid horse so he’s going to very well.”
Top level showjumpers who have come from Potter's stable include Imanacheeva and Silver Nook.
Costa Chin Chin finished his career with over $109,000 in prize money from 44 starts that included four wins and 14 minor placings.
Pictured: Costa Chin Chin nails Jack the Brumby on the line