31 March 2023

Steve Merriman DipFM73, Jude Merriman, Emma Merriman, Matt Merriman AdDipFBM01, Charlie Downer DipFM72 absent

Steve Merriman DipFM’73, Jude Merriman, Emma Merriman, Matt Merriman AdDipFBM’01 and Charlie Downer DipFM’72 are the proud owners of ‘Right You Are’, winner of the Ladbrokes Victoria Gold Cup over 2100m at Sandown on 25th February and the TAB Australian Cup Prelude over 2000m at Flemington on the 11th of March 2023. There was great excitement as this meant he had won five starts in a row. He was set to race in the $3 million Group One Australian Cup at Flemington on March 25th, lining up as second favourite but had to be scratched after he cut his heel.

Steve hopes ‘Right You Are’ will be back in spring after a rest but despite the setback is enjoying the excitement of it all.

“We are sheep and cattle farmers with a passion for horses. We bred ‘Right You Are’ then when he was two years old he was trained by Darren Weir and now Ciaron Maher and David Eustace. It’s very different when you breed not buy, they really are a member of the family that’s what makes it so exciting that he has won nine out of his 20 starts.”

Steve is pleased with the Marcus link.

“Three old Marcus students, owning a part in it all is great. We are all really enjoying sharing the experience.”

‘Right You Are’ is an Australian thoroughbred born in 2016, dam is Leica Ding and he is sired by “So You Think” co-incidentally owned by the Coolmore Stud, supporters of the Australian Thoroughbred Scholarship at Marcus Oldham College.