Alligator Blood Claims Queensland Racehorse of the Year Honour

alligator blood is heading south 1580629813 1352x900 1
Tue 20th October 2020

Alligator Blood has been rewarded for his stellar year, named as Queensland’s Racehorse of the Year for 2019-20.

The David Vandyke-trained galloper took out the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude, the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate, the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes, and the Group 1 Australian Guineas in a huge year of performances.

Vandyke was happy with the award for Alligator Blood, having previously claimed the honour with Yankee Rose in 2016-17.

“It’s a big honour,” Vandyke said.

“I remember sitting at the awards last year thinking it would be nice to win that again.

“He hadn’t won a serious race at that point. It’s been a fantastic season and it’s the icing on the cake getting that award.”

Vandyke said that Alligator Blood was tracking well for his target race, the $7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m) on October 31.

“He’s going okay. Obviously we want him 100 per cent for his Grand Final. He got a pass mark in his first two runs this prep, but hopefully we can extract some improvement for the Golden Eagle,” he said.

“He found a bit when (Flit) went past him, but he wasn’t pulling Ryan into the race like we know he can. Hopefully now that he’s had those two runs back he will be a bit more switched on next start.”

Alligator Blood is currently the $5 favourite for the Golden Eagle.

From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.

The Shark's Top Bookies

  • #1
    Bonus: Various bonus bets back specials
    Terms Icon

    Please visit: for all the important information about responsible gambling.

    T&C Apply
  • #2
    Bonus: Racing Bonus Back To 4th
    Terms Icon
    1. Not available to NSW, SA & WA residents.
    2. Only eligible in All Races at Randwick & Moonee Valley on Sat 21st August.
    3. Only valid for customers first fixed odds win bet on eligible race.
    4. Money back as Bonus Bets equal to stake up to $50 on each eligible race.
    5. Offer excludes Multibets, Cashed out Bets, Tote Bets & Bonus Bets.
    6. PointsBet reserve the right to exclude any customers from Money Back promotions at any time.

    For full T&C’s visit:

    T&C Apply
  • #3
    Bonus: Racing Bonus Back for 2nd or 3rd
    Terms Icon

    Please visit: for all the important information about responsible gambling.

    T&C Apply
  • #4
    Bonus: Racing Refund up to 3rd
    Terms Icon

    For more information about the specific terms and conditions, please visit:

    T&C Apply
  • #5
    Bonus: Racing Bonus Back To 3rd
    Terms Icon
    T&C Apply