The horse named Calliope after winning the Magic Night Stakes at Rosehill last weekend. Photo Campbell Gellie / The Observer
The horse named Calliope after winning the Magic Night Stakes at Rosehill last weekend. Photo Campbell Gellie / The Observer Campbell Gellie

Calliope gets a run in the Golden Slipper

A HORSE named Calliope will be racing in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper on Saturday after winning the Magic Midnight Stakes last weekend.

Calliope is part of Godolphin, a thoroughbred breeding and horseracing stable founded by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the Uniter Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.

Godolphin have three horses in the Golden Slipper tomorrow with Astern priced at $9.50, Telperion $26 and Calliope $26.

Trainer John O'Shea said Calliope handled the recovery from winning last weekend.

"Calliope is a high-class filly who showed she was back near her best with her win last week," he said.

The horse that has its origins a long way from Calliope was named by Suzanne Philcox from Godolphin Racing Office.

She said Calliope was named after one of the nine muses of Mnemosyne.

In Greek mythology Calliope means beautiful voiced and in the muse who presides over eloquence and epic poetry.

The Golden Slipper at Rosehill starts at 3.30pm on Saturday March 19.



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