Attention: News/Racing Editors
Thursday 1 November 2001
Ethereal fav to put Laxon in history books
Cambridge trainer Sheila Laxon is vying to become the first woman to train a Melbourne Cup winner – and her horse
Ethereal may just do it for her.
Ethereal is second favourite behind Australia’s Universal Prince to win Australasia’s biggest race, paying $7.00 on the
TAB’s fixed odds book.
TAB head bookie Pete Young said Ethereal had run a fantastic race to win the Caulfield Cup two weeks ago.
“She’s been thrown into the Cup at a good weight and is a class mare – she has to be rated a big chance,” he said.
Speaking from Melbourne, Sheila Laxon said the chance to be the first woman to train a Melbourne Cup winner was a “very
big incentive” for her.