Author(s): Helen Thomas
So You Think's incredible journey. As a youngster, So You Think caught the eye of Australia's legendary trainer Bart Cummings. He liked the future he saw in his gangly frame, and So You Think soon captivated Australasia with his brilliance, strength and rockstar good looks. At just his fifth race start, he led all the way to win the prestigious W.S. Cox Plate. A year later, he became the only horse to win the race as a three- and four-year-old. So You Think was so good, in fact, the racing world took notice u with breeding giant Coolmore eventually making an offer too big to refuse. But in a move that stunned his fans, the sale saw the horse transferred from Bart's stable in Melbourne to Aidan O'Brien's famous yard in Ireland. Now retired to stud, he is the most successful Australasian thoroughbred to grace the international stage, racing in six different countries for a final tally of 10 Group One victories, five in each hemisphere. But wherever he goes, and whatever he achieves as a stallion, So You Think will always be the horse that Bart built.
Helen Thomas has been a working journalist for more than thirty years. Currently manager of ABC NewsRadio, she is the author of PAST THE POST: WHAT GREAT HORSES DO WHEN THEY LEAVE THE TRACK, with photographs by Lorrie Graham.