Last drinks called for Thebarman

Who Shot Thebarman winning the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m). Photo credit: Bradley Photography

Ten-year-old warhorse Who Shot Thebarman has been officially retired.

The son of Yamanin Vital experienced a stellar career on the track, recording two Group One victories in the Sydney and Auckland Cups, both over 3200m, and he competed in four Group 1 Melbourne Cups (3200m).

Trained initially by Mark Oulaghan in New Zealand and then by expat Kiwi Chris Waller in Sydney, Who Shot Thebarman will likely spend time at Living Legends in Melbourne before returning to his owner’s property in New Zealand.

“We would like to announce The Barman has been retired from racing,” owners, the O’Leary brothers said.

“It is yet to be finalised but he might spend a year at Living Legends in Melbourne before coming back to New Zealand where he will enjoy his retirement in a five star grass paddock in the Rangitikei.”

“The family would like to thank all his followers for their support for the horse during his years of racing.

“One highlight, of which there were many, was winning the Sydney Cup at his sixth attempt.”