“One of the most successful owner/breeders of the last quarter century, who has made a significant contribution to racing” (John Messara)

A major business and political figure in his native Philippines, Eduardo Cojuangco has for many years been a leading owner/breeder and patron of racing in Australia.

His association with Australian racing goes back to 1959 when he purchased his first horse here. He acquired his Australian base, Gooree Stud at Mudgee, in 1978 and has since developed and expanded it to 5800 acres. Today some 300 horses agist at Gooree, including mares, foals, yearlings and racehorses.

His red and black striped racing colours are known throughout Australia, having been carried by Group 1 winners such as Desert War, Laser Hawk, Mr Murphy, Don Eduardo, Barkada and Snowlands, to name just a few.

He has been an ardent and generous supporter of racing in Australia through his arrangement of significant sponsorships, notably to the Australia Jockey Club.

In his own words: “Australia is my second country”.

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