Popular race mare MISS VISTA has unfortunately been euthanised on Monday due to complications with a foot injury.
The speedy 5-year-old was not only loved by many punters for her talent and braveness, but she was also an extremely attractive racehorse with unique markings and striking looks that made her clearly stand-out from the rest.
Miss Vista also had a running style that the punters loved, having led the field in a majority of her races and was ultimately one who created her own luck out in front.
She was a horse who you always wanted to tune in and watch regardless of whether you had a bet or not just because her look was so unique and her running style made things even more exciting.
RIP Miss Vista (Baldy) due to complications with her feet she was put to sleep this morning. Fly high my angel 💜💜💜 pic.twitter.com/pYxCXQf3jO
— Janine Smillie (@janinesmillie07) February 12, 2018
Miss Vista (AUS) was a mare born in 2012 by Show A Heart out of Cape Tycoon, trained by the George Osborne stable at Kyneton.
Her short-lived career kicked off in fine style with an eye-catching 5.5 length win over 1000m at Ballarat, going close to equalling the class record.
She paid $7.00 SP for her debut win, and that would be the only one of her 10 career runs that she would not start as the favourite.
It would be at her next start when jumping up in grade at Flemington that she really captured the punters hearts making every post a winner and getting the job done as the $2.25 favourite in the first race of the day.
Miss Vista won or placed in her first 6 starts and she didn’t care what opposition they threw at her, she was always very brave and justified her SP.
Miss Vista ended up with a record of 4 wins from 10 starts (10-4-1-1) and incredibly, she was able to post wins at the three major metropolitan tracks Caulfield, Flemington, and Moonee Valley. There are very few horses out there who can make that claim.