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Working ponies are an integral part of Godolphin’s education program. From being a lead pony to a colt companion and everything in between, Godolphin places a large emphasis on ensuring we have the perfect working ponies to help with the process of educating Godolphin’s next generation of racehorses.

“If there is a baby that’s a little bit nervous or needs to be shown the way, this little champion here does it for them” Assistant Trainer, Victoria Appleby Godolphin Australia

Meet CHISMOSO (AUS), a thoroughbred bred to be a top performing racehorse but prefers the life of being a working pony at Crown Lodge. CHISMOSO (AUS) is a 2016 foaled son of Medaglia d’Oro (USA) out of Quidnunc (AUS). His racing career was short with only one start for a near last finish. He retired in 2019 and was snapped up by Victoria Appleby as a lead pony for Crown Lodge.

It takes a special horse to fill a working pony role and an even more special horse to enjoy being a lead pony amongst the hustle and bustle of early morning trackwork at Warwick Farm racecourse.

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