AFL 2019: Lachie Hunter, Super Seth, Maddison Sullivan-Thorpe, Western Bulldogs, Caulfield Guineas

Earlier this week Lachie Hunter and his long term partner Maddison Sullivan-Thorpe became engaged in picturesque Positano.

Yesterday the premiership Western Bulldogs player watched from the other side of the world as his horse Super Seth stormed home to claim the Caulfield Guineas.

“Second best thing to happen this week … what a run! Super Seth, with another peach from (Mark) Zahra,” Hunter said on Twitter.

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Super Seth launched home late to deny the previously unbeaten Queensland colt Alligator Blood in the final stride of the $2 million Group One race.

Trained by Sunshine Coast-based David Vandyke and ridden by former Caulfield- based Ryan Maloney, Alligator Blood shot clear with 250m to run in Saturday’s 1600m Classic for three-year-olds and looked set for victory.

But with winkers on for the first time, the Anthony Freedman-trained Super Seth ($7.50) flew late under jockey Mark Zahra and nailed Alligator Blood ($5) on the line.

“Super Seth has always shown he had that sort of ability and the winkers obviously worked really well for him today,” Freedman said.

“It’s a great thrill. He’s obviously a stallion now.”

And the thrill for Hunter, watching from Italy, was perhaps even bigger.

Hunter owns the Guineas winner with teammates Tory Dickson, Lukas Webb, ex-teammate Luke Dahlhaus and his father, Mark.

— with AAP


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