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Commands Sets Aust Record 150 Season Winners
Gr3-winning & multiple Gr1-placed stallion Commands (Danehill-Cotehele House, by My Swanee) set a new Australian record of 148 individual winners in a season with a double at Ipswich in Queensland. Commands equalled Encosta de Lago’s old record of 147 individual winners (set in the 2008-09 season) when 3YO filly Commanding Lass (Commands-Rivetting Lass, by Rivotious) scored over 1350m for trainer Brett Sturgess. He then set the new mark when 4YO gelding Andthebandplayedon (Commands-Orchestrations, by Palace Music) scored over 1200m for trainer Dale Sutton. Commands finished the weekend with his 150th winner when 3YO gelding Transporter (Commands-Portrait Collector, by Sir Tristram) scored over 1400m at the Sunshine Coast for trainer John Thompson. Last season (2009-2010) Commands notched 143 individual winners.