GR1 EPSOM H.
HAPPY CLAPPER (AUS) 2010
7 G (Teofilo - Busking by Encosta de Lago)
Run over 1600m on September 30, 2017 at Randwick
Prizemoney: $1,007,000
Trainer: P J Webster
Jockey: B Shinn
Time: 01:33.2
Track Conditions: Good(3)
Race Club: ATC
Winners Details
Sale: N/A
Then came: Tom Melbourne, Snitzson, Foxplay, Sound Proposition, Comin' Through, McCreery, Red Excitement, Savile Row, Zanbagh
 Mrgn.Runners
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J: B Shinn
T: Patrick Webster
W: 57 kgs
S: Teofilo
D: Busking
0.5L
J: G Boss
T: C J Waller
W: 52 kgs
S: Dylan Thomas
D: Roshanak
3.0L
J: C J Parish
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
W: 50.5 kgs
S: Snitzel
D: Shock Pak
3.1L
J: J Bowman
T: C J Waller
W: 54.5 kgs
S: Foxwedge
D: Butters

At Royal Randwick in Sydney, Darley's unbeaten European Champion juvenile & dual Gr1-winning shuttler Teofilo (Galileo-Speirbhean, by Danehill) celebrated an elite race success when 7YO bay gelding Happy Clapper (Teofilo-Busking, by Encosta de Lago) finally broke through for a thoroughly deserved maiden top-flight triumph in the $1 million Gr1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) for 3YO+, defeating Tom Melbourne & Snitzson. Shedding his "best horse yet to win a Group One" status after placing 4 times previously at Group One level, Happy Clapper advanced his record to 9 wins (including the Gr2 Tramway Stakes, Gr2 ATC Villiers Stakes) & Gr3 Newmarket Handicap) and 9 placings (including the Gr1 George Main Stakes, Gr1 ATC Doncaster Handicap – twice & Gr1 ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes) from 28 starts for $3,029,800 in earnings. The Victory was all the more special as it was trainer Pat Webster's first Group One winner. "He is a great horse," Webster told Sky Racing. "He deserved it." Webster added: "It's my biggest moment in racing. We've had 16 Group winners but this is our first Group One."