Miss Andretti

Miss Andretti was the 2007 Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year and is the only Thoroughbred in racing history to simultaneously hold a total of five track records in Australia and England.

Miss Andretti
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Miss Andretti in Hong Kong
SireIhtiram (IRE)
GrandsireRoyal Academy (USA)
DamPeggie’s Bid
DamsireMarooned (GB)
ColourBay or brown
BreederK. Beauglehole & Mrs. P. Beauglehole
OwnerSean Buckley & D.B. Mueller & Ms G Guenzi
Trainer1. David Mueller
2. Lee Freedman
Record31: 19-3-2
Major wins
Winterbottom Stakes (G2) (2005)
Prince of Wales Stakes (G3) (2005)
Manikato Stakes (G1) (2006)
Schillaci Stakes (G2) (2006)
Ian McEwen Trophy (G3) (2006)
The Age Classic (G1) (2007)
Newmarket Handicap (G1) (2007)
Australia Stakes (G1) (2007)
Lightning Stakes (G1) (2007)
Schweppes Stakes (G2) (2007)
King's Stand Stakes(G2) (2007)
2007 Australian Horse of the Year
Williams Inglis & Son Champion Sprinter
Sky Channel Most Popular Racehorse
Last updated on 4 September 2010


She is a bay or brown mare that was foaled on 12 August 2001 in Western Australia. Miss Andretti was by Ihtiram (IRE) (he had 58 starts for 9 wins, 10 seconds, 5 thirds and $257,379) from Peggie’s Bid by the imported Sydney Cup winner Marooned (GB). Peggie’s Bid has produced seven named foals, but her only other stakes-winner was Danny Beau, by Zedrich who has had 14 starts for 9 wins, 1 second and $436,075.[1] In 2010 Peggie's Bid foaled an unnamed bay or brown half sister to Miss Andretti by the Australian sire, Oratorio.[2]

Racing careerEdit

David Mueller selected Miss Andretti from a group of seven weanlings at Ray Cochrane's property. Miss Andretti was originally trained in Western Australia (WA) by David Mueller who had her win nine races in WA, including the G2 WATC Winterbottom Stakes, WATC Prince of Wales Stakes and the WATC Ruabon Stakes, while under his care. Mueller, sold a 75 per cent share in Miss Andretti to Melbourne businessman, Sean Buckley and partner Gabriella Guenzi before she was transferred to trainer Lee Freedman. Her former trainer still continued attending her races, including the trip to England, and collected a percentage of prize money.[3] In Melbourne she won in top company in 10 of her first 13 starts for trainer Lee Freedman.

Amongst her major wins are the following G1 races:

Miss Andretti’s other group wins were the 2006 G2 MRC Schillaci Stakes over 1,000 metres, G3 MVRC Ian McEwen Trophy and 2007 G2 Schweppes Stakes over 1,200 m.[6]

On 30 May 2007 Miss Andretti travelled to the United Kingdom winning, and smashing the course record in the 2007 King's Stand Stakes during the Royal Ascot meeting. The winner of the previous year, an Australian horse, Takeover Target finished fourth. After this record win American and European syndicates made offers of up to $10 million for Miss Andretti, but they were rejected.[7]

On 26 Nov 2007 Miss Andretti was taken to Hong Kong after spending two weeks in quarantine in Melbourne, before departure. She started in the G1 Hong Kong International Sprint, which is run in a clockwise direction (the reverse of Melbourne racing), but could only finish tenth. After three weeks in Hong Kong Miss Andretti returned to Australia served another three weeks' quarantine in Melbourne. Freedman believed that future racing plans for Miss Andretti in the first half of 2008 were all but ruined by the quarantine protocols she served as part of racing in Hong Kong.[8]

Miss Andretti was retired from racing on 30 August 2008 after finishing last in a listed race at Caulfield Racecourse.[9][10]

Race recordEdit

2004-05 season as a three year old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
Won 29 Dec 2004 3yo Hcp Restricted Maiden Pinjarra NA 1200 m 55 K. Forrester 2nd - Hello Doctor
2nd 26 Jan 2005 3yo Hcp Restricted Fillies Belmont NA 1200 m 52.5 K. Forrester 1st - Lust For Dust
Won 12 Feb 2005 3yo Hcp Restricted Belmont NA 1200 m 52 K. Forrester 2nd - Key's Ace
Won 27 Feb 2005 3yo Hcp Restricted Fillies & Mares Pinjarra NA 1400 m 53.5 K. Forrester 2nd - Blondelle
Won 25 Apr 2005 3yo Hcp Restricted Fillies Belmont NA 1000 m 59 K. Forrester 2nd - Final Effect
Won 14 May 2005 3yo Hcp Restricted Belmont NA 1200 m 52.5 K. Forrester 2nd - Zed Power
Won 28 May 2005 3yo Hcp Restricted Fillies & Mares Belmont NA 1200 m 55.5 K. Forrester 2nd - Eroded
2nd 04 Jun 2005 3yo Hcp Restricted Fillies & Mares Belmont NA 1400 m 56 K. Forrester 1st - Lust For Dust
2005-06 season as a four year old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
Won 22 Oct 2005 Bankwest Stakes Belmont LR 1200 m 53 K. Forrester 2nd - Rescuer
Won 01 Nov 2005 Winterbottom Stakes Ascot G2 1200 m 55 K. Forrester 2nd - Avenida Madero
3rd 12 Nov 2005 Crawford Stakes Ascot LR 1100 m 56 K. Forrester 1st - Electric
Won 26 Nov 2005 Prince Of Wales Stakes Ascot G3 1200 m 55 K. Forrester 2nd - Star Laser
4th 10 Dec 2005 Colonel Reeves Stakes Ascot G3 1200 m 56 P. Hall 1st - Ellicorsam
6th 25 Feb 2006 Oakleigh Plate Caulfield G1 1100 m 51.5 K. Forrester 1st - Snitzel
11th 11 Mar 2006 Newmarket Handicap Flemington G1 1200 m 51 K. Forrester 1st - Takeover Target
Won 20 May 2006 Straight Six Flemington LR 1200 m 56 C. Newitt 2nd - Stratton Place
2006-07 season as a five year old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
Won 26 Aug 2006 Ian McEwen Trophy Moonee Valley G3 1000 m 55 C. Newitt 2nd - Sassbee
Won 16 Sep 2006 Manikato Stakes Moonee Valley G1 1200 m 55 C. Newitt 2nd - Dance Hero
2nd 23 Sep 2006 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Caulfield G1 1400 m 53.5 C. Newitt 1st - Rewaaya
Won 14 Oct 2006 Schillaci Stakes Caulfield G2 1000 m 55 D. Oliver 2nd - Green Birdie
3rd 04 Nov 2006 Salinger Stakes Flemington G1 1200 m 55 C. Newitt 1st - Dance Hero
Won 03 Feb 2007 Lightning Stakes Moonee Valley G1 1000 m 56 C. Newitt 2nd - Magnus
Won 17 Feb 2007 Australia Stakes Moonee Valley G1 1200 m 56 C. Newitt 2nd - Any Suggestion
Won 10 Mar 2007 Newmarket Handicap Caulfield G1 1200 m 56 C. Newitt 2nd - Gold Edition
Won 19 Jun 2007 King's Stand Stakes Ascot (UK) G2 1000 m 57.5 C. Newitt 2nd - Dandy Man
15th 23 Jun 2007 Golden Jubilee Stakes Ascot (UK) G1 1200 m 57.5 C. Newitt 1st - Soldier's Tale
2007-08 season as a six year old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
Won 27 Oct 2007 Schweppes Stakes Moonee Valley G2 1200 m 56 C. Newitt 2nd - Gold Edition
Won 10 Nov 2007 The Age Classic Flemington G1 1200 m 56 C. Newitt 2nd - Gold Edition
10th 09 Dec 2007 Hong Kong Sprint Sha Tin (HK) G1 1200 m 55.5 C. Newitt 1st - Sacred Kingdom
4th 29 Mar 2008 Robert Sangster Stakes Morphettville G1 1200 m 56 C. Newitt 1st - Juste Momente
2008-09 season as a seven year old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
14th 30 Aug 2008 The Heath Caulfield LR 1100 m 56.5 D. Dunn 1st - Bel Mer

Stud recordEdit

At stud Miss Andretti initially missed (failed to conceive) to matings with Redoute's Choice and Fastnet Rock. On 1 September 2009 she foaled a chestnut colt by Exceed And Excel[11] at Toolooganvale Stud in the Hunter Region. This colt by Exceed And Excel, was sold at the Gold Coast auction for $460,000 to her trainer Lee Freedman. Owner Sean Buckley has agreed to take back part-ownership of the foal with hall of fame trainer Lee Freedman.[12]

She is now in foal to Fastnet Rock.[13][14]


Miss Andretti was awarded the title of Australia’s champion racehorse in 2007 as well as the Williams Inglis & Son Champion Sprinter and the Sky Channel Most Popular Racehorse.[15] She has been nominated for inclusion in the West Australian 2010 Racing Industry Hall Of Fame, to be decided later this year.

A book on Miss Andretti's career was published in 2011. Princess: The Miss Andretti Story was written by former West Australian Trotting Association commentator John Hunt and published by Random House Books.[16]


Pedigree of Miss Andretti (Aus)
Ihtiram (Ire)
Royal Academy (USA)
Nijinsky (Can)
Northern Dancer (Can)
Flaming Page (Can)
Crimson Saint (USA)
Crimson Satan (USA)
Bolero Rose (USA)
Welsh Love (Ire)
Ela-Mana-Mou (Ire)
Pitcairn (Ire)
Rose Bertin (GB)
Welsh Flame (GB)
Welsh Pageant (Fr)
Electric Flash (GB)
Peggie's Bid (Aus)
Marooned (GB)
Mill Reef (USA)
Never Bend (USA)
Milan Mill (USA)
Short Rations (GB)
Lorenzaccio (Ire)
Short Commons (Ire)
Time to Bid (Aus)
Alytime (USA)
Alydar (USA)
Timely Tammy (USA)
Without Reserve (Aus)
Haulpak (Aus)
Swift Meadows (Aus) (Family: 9-g)


  1. ^ ASB: Danny Beau Retrieved 2010-94
  2. ^ http://www.racingandsports.com.au/racing/rsNewsArt.asp?NID=192124&refID=77&tag=Miss%20Andretti
  3. ^ The Age Retrieved 2010-94
  4. ^ 2007 Lightning Stakes result
  5. ^ Newmarket Handicap result
  6. ^ ASB: Miss Andretti (AUS) wins Retrieved 2010-9-5
  7. ^ The Age Retrieved 2010-9-5
  8. ^ The Age: "Freedman eyes Adelaide for Miss Andretti" Retrieved 2010-9-5
  9. ^ Champion mare bows out after failing at Caulfield
  10. ^ Miss Andretti's racing record
  11. ^ ASB: Miss Andretti Retrieveded 2011-2-21
  12. ^ "Lee Freedman snaps up Miss Andretti's first foal". Daily Telegraph. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  13. ^ ASB: Miss Andretti (AUS) breeding Retrieved 2010-9-5
  14. ^ The West Australian Retrieved 2010-9-5
  15. ^ Racing & Sports Retrieved 2010-9-5
  16. ^ [1]