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|THIS FILLY NOT IN HER TWILIGHT
|TUESDAY, May 21, 2013: CESSNOCK today proved a happy hunting ground for a Hawkesbury husband and wife training combination.
Tara and Philippe Vigouroux kept the local flag flying by winning the Class 2 Handicap (1578m) with At Twilight.
The improving filly made it two wins from as many starts for jockey Greg Ryan, who produced a superb ride to get her home narrowly.
At Twilight defied a betting drift ($2.60 to $5) to edge out well-backed pair Caffeina ($3.70) and Wealth Of Nations ($3.10 favorite).
She scored by a long head. The third placegetter was a half-length back.
A Holy Roman Emperor filly, the three-year-old is certainly not in the twilight of her career.
Today's victory was her third from only nine starts - and she has also notched two minor placings.
Ryan teamed with her in winning a Class 1/Maiden Plate (1600m) at Mudgee on May 5 and was happy to make the trip from his Dubbo base to stay aboard.
Fellow trainers Bernie Kelly and Malcolm Johnston tried hard to make it a Hawkesbury "double" in the Benchmark 55 Handicap (1158m) - but Gosford counterpart Albert Stapleford had other ideas.
Stapleford's $3.90 favorite Bold Interlude won - with Kelly's Butterfly Sky ($13) second and Johnston's Alberio ($11) third.
|APPRENTICE'S CLAIM BOOST FOR PLEASURENA
TUESDAY, May 21, 2013: WHEN you're on a good thing, stick with it!
Experienced Wyong trainer Allan Denham is happy to again use the services of rookie apprentice Taylor Marshall when he ventures to Thursday's Hawkesbury's meeting with his sole representative, Pleasurena.
Denham provided 20-year-old Marshall, the son of 1999 Melbourne Cup winning jockey John, with a career breakthrough on Dublette at Wyong on May 9.
And he's aiming to give the youngster his first Hawkesbury success on Pleasurena in the Philon F & M Benchmark 60 Handicap (1400m).
"Taylor has had one ride for me for one win, so how could I fault him," Denham said today.
"I knew this mare was going to get plenty of weight (61kg), and he was the logical choice.
"His 4kg claim will be a big help, and also we have come up with a good draw."
Pleasurena, a recent addition to Denham's stable, scored first-up in a similar race over 1300m at Newcastle on May 4 when ridden by another apprentice, Serg Lisnyy.
Denham said Pleasurena had since trained on strongly and he is expecting her to again be hard to beat.
Pleasurena (Race 7) is one of Brian Fletcher's three specials on the eight-race Hawkesbury card.
His others are Prettyfamous (Race 2) and Bon Temps (Race 4).
Rod Quinn partners first-upper Prettyfamous (Aristocrat Benchmark 65 Handicap, 1000m), whilst Christian Reith rides Bon Temps (Ainsworth CG&E Maiden Plate, 1300m).
Reith (17 victories) holds a six-win lead over Peter Robl (currently suspended) in the Hawkesbury jockeys' premiership and will be keen to extend that margin on Thursday.
Bon Temps' trainer, runaway Hawkesbury premiership front-runner Peter Snowden (20 wins), has also booked him for debutant Tuiserkan (Russell Corporate Advisory 3YO Maiden Handicap, 1000m).
Reith's other mounts include Flyfillyfly (Kevin Moses), Sakhero and Rossarita (Grahame Begg), Bullion (Bart Cummings) and Belrock Lighthouse (Rick Worthington).
Thursday's rail will be out 4m from the 1300m to the winning post, and the remainder is true.
There has been no rain in the past week, and course manager Jeff Haynes has put 4mm of irrigation on the track.
Haynes this morning rated the track a Good 3, with a penetrometer rating of 4.67.
The weather is fine today (Tuesday), with Hawkesbury Race Club officials hoping forecast rain tomorrow and raceday does not eventuate.
. Brian Fletcher's selections for the meeting are:
RACE 1: GOLD PLATINUM, Tuiserkan, Yankee Hoedown;
RACE 2: PRETTYFAMOUS, Bohemian Spirit, General Sherman;
RACE 3: ANYTIME BABY, Intimate Moment, Spun;
RACE 4: BON TEMPS, Bob's Destiny, Sparkling To Win;
RACE 5: QUEEN DANA, Le'Ahi, Ivanhoe;
RACE 6: LADY SHAFTESBURY, Mediterranean Sun, Miss Murphy's Law;
RACE 7: PLEASURENA, Cloak Of Night, Ladyinxs;
RACE 8: STRICTLY CONCERT, Rebel Prince, Jade's Command.
|NO STOPPING CONNIE
|MONDAY, May 20, 2013: THERE'S no stopping Hawkesbury trainer Connie Greig.
Less than a week after winning the feature event - the Busom Buddies - at Queanbeyan's Mother's Day meeting yesterday week, Greig was in the winning list again, this time at Kembla Grange on Saturday.
And what a result!
Her aptly-named four-year-old Fluctuations (by Dash For Cash) was her only starter at the meeting and won the Class 2 Handicap (1400m) at huge odds.
Starting at $51 and ridden by apprentice Shaun Guymer, Fluctuations left his rivals with no excuses whatsoever.
The grey gelding started from the outside barrier in the field of 14 and beat Under The Lights by a half-head.
It was his third win at his 20th start.
Greig's followers got an even bigger return if they supported Fluctuations on the NSW TAB.
He returned $72.30 for a $1 win investment.
Greig's decision to change gear on Fluctuations undoubtedly was instrumental in turning around the gelding's form.
She put pacifiers on him for the first time when he resumed and finished down the course at Mudgee earlier in the month.
On this occasion, she removed both pacifiers and blinkers and instead raced the gelding in visors.
|HAWKESBURY FORM STANDS UP
|SUNDAY, May 19, 2013: YOU can bet on Hawkesbury form.
Results in feature races at Doomben and Scone over the weekend are testament to that - and also provided a ringing endorsement for the track's "new" home straight.
Hawkesbury Race Club recently lengthened the straight to 400 metres, and it was in operation at the big stand-alone meeting on May 4.
Clearly, it has been a winning move; evidenced especially by the outcome of major races such as the Doomben Cup and Fred Best Classic (at Doomben), and Scone Cup and Dark Jewel Classic (at Scone).
All emanated from the May 4 meeting at Hawkesbury.
For starters, take the $150,000 XXXX Gold Rowley Mile (1600m).
Runner-up Beaten Up stepped up to grab Group 1 glory, landing yesterday's $500,000 Doomben Cup (2000m) - a marvellous result for Hawkesbury.
But that wasn't all. Rowley Mile third placegetter Speediness turned the tables on winner Mouro (prepared at Hawkesbury by Tony McEvoy), narrowly beating him in Friday's $200,000 Scone Cup (1600m).
With form such as that, the Rowley Mile is surely deserving of an upgrade from Listed status.
So too the $150,000 Blacktown Workers Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m), which has also turned into an outstanding form guide.
New Zealander Platinum Kingdom, an unlucky fourth at Hawkesbury after being slowly away, won yesterday's Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m) at Doomben at double figure odds.
He beat Hawkesbury Guineas runner-up Boban and fifth placegetter Complicate finished fourth at Doomben - just missing out on a Hawkesbury "trifecta" at the expense of stablemate Academus.
Wait, there's more.
Arctic Flight, a photo-finish second to Aerobatics in the $150,000 Darley Crown (1300m) at Hawkesbury, went one better at Scone yesterday.
She landed the $200,000 Listed Darley Dark Jewel Classic (1400m) in what this time produced a Hawkesbury "trifecta".
Pipette and Miss Stellabelle, third and fourth respectively at Hawkesbury, chased Arctic Flight home.
You can't beat form such as that!
|TOUGH TEST FOR "SEAMUS"
|FRIDAY, May 17, 2013: HAWKESBURY trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith is guarded about the prospects of stable star Famous Seamus maintaining his unbeaten Queensland record at Doomben tomorrow.
Victorious at both starts to date since venturing north, Famous Seamus has to hump 58.5kg in the Group 3 Darley BRC Sprint (1350m), and his trainer rates it his "toughest test".
"I won't be at all disappointed if he doesn't win," Mayfield-Smith said last night.
"In my opinion, he is badly weighted. I'm sure he will race well, but this (BRC Sprint) is a very tough race and the Stradbroke has always been our aim."
The rich Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) will be run in three weeks (June 8) at Eagle Farm, and the Doomben race will be Famous Seamus' final essay prior to Queensland's premier sprint - which Mayfield-Smith won with Landsighting in 2000.
"There is no need to race him again after the weekend," Mayfield-Smith said. "The horse is super fit and besides, he always races well fresh."
Famous Seamus won the Hinkler Quality (1200m) at Eagle Farm on April 20 at his Queensland debut and then doubled up, capturing the Prime Minister's Cup (1300m) at the Gold Coast on May 4.
However, Mayfield-Smith pointed out his four-year-old carried extra weight when he won the Hinkler with 56kg; weights were raised 2kg at acceptance time.
"He is paying the penalty for that," he said. "And he goes up 1.5kg from 57kg for his Gold Coast win."
Whilst Mayfield-Smith is cautious about tomorrow's race, he did make an interesting point.
"I have never taken a horse away (interstate) who has done as well as this fellow," he said. "He is in great order."
Glen Colless has partnered the Hawkesbury gelding in both Queensland successes, rides him again tomorrow and Mayfield-Smith says has "given no indication" he won't stick with him in the Stradbroke.
Meanwhile, recently arrived Hawkesbury trainer Tony McEvoy is seeking another feature triumph today at Scone with his recent Hawkesbury XXXX Gold Rowley Mile winner Mouro (Glyn Schofield).
The import is TAB fixed odds pre-post favorite for the $200,000 Scone Cup (1600m) - which, as with the BRC Sprint, is an open affair.
Another Hawkesbury trainer Wanda Ings will be represented by Little Grammy (Nathan Berry) in the $100,000 Inglis 2YO Challenge (1100m) at today's Scone fixture.
|Winners will come from Hawkesbury Trials
Winners will come from Hawkesbury Trials
Hawkesbury Race Club held eleven barrier trial heats on Monday 13th May 2013 and there were three gallopers that trialled like future winners and they were Sastruga (Peter Snowden), Savannah Pearl (Tara & Philippe Vigouroux) and Mr Missmurt from the John Thompson stables.
Heat winners were;
Heat Winner Trainer
One Tinsley Bart Cummings
Two Sastruga Peter Snowden
Three Pureness Garry Frazer
Four Savannah Pearl Tara & Philippe Vigouroux
Five Saturday Saga Pam Webber
Six Keralam Scott Singleton
Seven Tuff Justice Garry Neale
Eight Mr Missmurt John Thompson
Nine Unclear Garry Neale
Ten Streaking Comet Bart Cummings
Eleven Gone Platinum Mathew Smith
|LONG WAIT WORTHWHILE FOR CONNIE
|MONDAY, May 13, 2013: IT was a long wait - but a worthwhile one for Hawkesbury trainer Connie Greig at yesterday's Queanbeyan meeting.
She took two horses to the Mother's Day fixture, and had to wait until the final race before having success.
But at least it was the feature event - the Busom Buddies Benchmark 65 Handicap (1100m).
The Busom Buddies was restricted to fillies and mares and it was also apt that a female trainer should win it on such a special day for the "fairer sex".
Greig's mare Magical Lady ($7) scored easily. Ridden by Jeff Penza, she beat Fountains ($8) and Millionaire's Baby ($5).
In the process, she clocked a class record of 1.04.33.
Magical Lady, a five-year-old by Magic Albert, has now won five races and notched four minor placings from 24 starts.
Her wins have been between 1000m and 1200m.
For good measure, another Hawkesbury horse figured in the trifecta result.
Scott Singleton prepares third placegetter Millionaire's Baby.
Greig's other runner at Queanbeyan - Zareni ($6) - started in the fifth race and finished sixth in the Maiden/Class 1 Plate (1600m).
Jeff Penza was also the mare's rider.
|McEvoy Chasing More Features
TONY McEvoy certainly isn't letting the grass grow under his feet.
The newest addition - and an outstanding one at that - to Hawkesbury's training ranks, McEvoy last Saturday won the XXXX Gold Rowley Mile with Mouro at the stand-alone meeting only days after settling into his new NSW training base adjoining the track.
Now he is chasing a two-state feature double in the next eight days; with Mouro and another import Sysmo. Whilst Mouro is targetting Friday week's $200,000 Emirates Park Scone Cup (1600m), Sysmo will line up at Eagle Farm on Saturday in the $115,000 Chairman's Handicap (2100m).
The Chairman's has drawn a capacity field of 14 plus five emergencies. Sysmo has drawn nicely in barrier six. Saturday's fixture is normally held at nearby Doomben, but Brisbane Racing Club officials several weeks ago switched the venue in the hope of enticing connections of the now retired Black Caviar to run the champ in the $400,000 BRC Cup (1200m).
Sysmo was also an acceptor for Saturday's Lord Mayor's Cup at Rosehill Gardens, but McEvoy has confirmed the horse has been sent north. He has also hopped on the Glen Colless bandwagon by booking the top Queensland rider for the Chairman's mount.
Fellow Hawkesbury trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith has successfully used Colless on his Stradbroke Handicap prospect Famous Seamus in two recent Queensland victories; the latest in last Saturday's Prime Minister's Cup at the Gold Coast.
Sysmo scored over 1580m at Canterbury on April 10 before finishing sixth to Kellini in the JRA Plate (2000m) at Randwick 10 days later.
Meanwhile, Mouro is on target for a Scone assignment at the approaching annual two-day carnival.
"It was a tough effort to win the Rowley Mile, but he appears to have come through the race pretty well," McEvoy said.
"At this stage, he is definitely going to Scone for the Cup."
|$1M Payday for Hawkesbury?
A $1 million payday is on the cards for Hawkesbury's burgeoning stand-alone fixture.
Buoyed by the success of last Saturday's meeting - which drew more than 12,000 patrons to the track - Hawkesbury Race Club chief executive Brian Fletcher has flagged the possibility of next year's big day boasting such record prize-money.
"With the support of our many wonderful sponsors, it is certainly something we will be looking at closely," Fletcher said.
"There's a real chance we can make it happen.
"To offer $1million at a single meeting would be an outstanding achievement for a provincial club."
Fletcher figures this could be achieved by lifting the club's three feature races at the meeting - the Darley Crown, XXXX Gold Rowley Mile and Blacktown Workers Hawkesbury Guineas - to $175,000 purses each. They were worth $150,000 last Saturday.
The Hawkesbury stand-alone began in 2006 and has taken such giant strides that it is now established as one of the feature days on the metropolitan calendar.
"It is perfectly placed at the end of the Sydney autumn carnival and provides trainers and owners with the opportunity to stay longer in Sydney prior to contemplating Brisbane winter carnival campaigns with their horses," Fletcher said.
The 2014 stand-alone is scheduled for Saturday, May 3. Hawkesbury's next meeting is Thursday, May 23.
Record prizemoney is now not the only drawcard at Hawkesbury.
The recent extension of the home straight to 400m has earned rave reviews from all sections of the industry - and Sydney's leading jockey Hugh Bowman (who rode a treble last Saturday) is among them.
"The club has done a wonderful job with the upgrade and are to be commended on it," Bowman said.
"The longer straight gives each horse its chance. They can be ridden in their comfort zone and balance up before making their run.
"I'm sure the new layout will entice more trainers to race their horses at Hawkesbury."
|Tony McEvoy settles into Hawkesbury with Early Success
|Adelaide’s premier trainer Tony McEvoy last Friday week purchased Bylong Park a property at the back of Hawkesbury racecourse which is a 48 - box complex and now act as his New South Wales permanent stable.
Tony had instant success with his second runner Mouro winning the $150,000 Listed Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury as a local trainer last Saturday.
Tony only had his first track- work session on Thursday and there could be no better start for McEvoy with a stakes winner.
Tony stated he was delighted to be at Hawkesbury and hopefully Mouro’s victory is the first of many winners to come out of my Hawkesbury stables.
I have been looking and thinking about how I was going to do it for about 12 months, then three months ago I started looking seriously at properties and we were lucky enough to purchase this property at Hawkesbury McEvoy said.
McEvoy believes his experience working at Lindsay Park’s two-state Adelaide and Melbourne stables in various roles, including head trainer and assistant trainer, will stand him in good stead to make a success of his Hawkesbury venture
|Hawkesbury Trainer Eyeing Off Big Prizemoney
|Hawkesbury trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith is eyeing off another Group 1 Stradbroke victory following his star galloper Famous Seamus scoring a brilliant victory in the Prime Minister’s Cup 1300m at the Gold Coast last Saturday.
Mayfield-Smith won the Stradbroke Handicap back in 2000 with Landsighting and is now hoping Famous Seamus can give him another win in the Group 1 race.
Last Saturday Famous Seamus started at the very good odds of $7 and made it two wins from two starts in Queensland when he beat River Lad $11 by a neck with a further half-neck to Fire Up Fifi back in third placing in the $175,000 Prime Ministers Cup.
Noel was desperately unlucky not to bring off a interstate double with his 4yo mare Lysistrata being narrowly beaten into second placing in the $100,000m Richmond Club Provincial Stayers Championship Final 2100m at Hawkesbury’s Stand Alone meeting also held last Saturday.
|Hawkesbury’s Gearing Up for their Eighth Stand Alone Saturday Race Meeting
Hawkesbury Race Club Director’s approved to maintain the increases set in 2011 in prizemoney and have increased two of the lower prizemoney races from $70,000 to $100,000 for their upcoming Stand Alone Saturday race meeting to be held on Saturday 4th May 2013.
All three major races have had their Prizemoney levels maintained at $150,000 with all three races carrying listed status;
$150,000 Blacktown Workers Hawkesbury Guineas (Listed) 1400m
$150,000 XXXX Gold Rowley Mile (Listed) 1600m
$150,000 Darley Crown (Listed) 1300m
Hawkesbury Race Club Directors have lifted the prizemoney of the Richmond Club Provincial Stayers Championship Final from $70,000 to $100,000 and the Evergreen 2yo Handicap 1300m also from $70,000 to $100,000
Last year’s Stand Alone Saturday race meeting highlights included Hawkesbury owned Villa Splendido defeating the Snowden galloper Academus in the 2yo handicap.we4a.
Peter Snowden always targets the Hawkesbury Stand Alone meeting having trained four winners on the programme in 2010, two in 2011and in 2012 prepared Free Wheeling to win the Blacktown Workers Hawkesbury Guineas 1400m and Mental who blew his opposition away in the Group GSA Benchmark 85 Handicap 1200m .
Hawkesbury Race Club (HRC) with the support of the Provincial Association of NSW applied to Racing NSW for permission to conduct a Stand Alone (No Metropolitan race meeting) on the 4th April 2004.
Racing NSW approved for Hawkesbury Race Club Limited to hold a Saturday Stand Alone Race Meeting which has now going into its eighth year after Hawkesbury Race Club conducting very successful meetings in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 2010, 2011 and 2012
Hawkesbury’s first ever premier Saturday Race meeting in 2006 proved an outstanding success which assured Hawkesbury Race Club of many more Stand Alone Saturday race meetings.
Such has been the success of the Hawkesbury Stand Alone Saturday’s that racing NEW SOUTH WALES approved a Stand Alone Saturday meeting for the Scone Jockey Club in 2011.
TAB turnover, plus fixed odds betting on the 2012 Stand Alone Day reached $7.7m a figure in excess of 14 metropolitan Saturday TAB turnover results during the 20011/12 racing season.
Hawkesbury TAB sales figures in 2012 were in line with all budget figures with turnover figures including fixed odds betting reaching over the $7 million figure much to the delight of the TABCORP.
Hawkesbury Race Club is proud of its community links, which involve the general public, local business houses, local government, community sporting clubs and charities.
In fact, Hawkesbury had enjoyed Metropolitan status for over a century, and it was only after a report of the Government in 1939 on Non Proprietary Clubs that Hawkesbury was required to renounced its Metropolitan status and reopen after WW2 as a Provincial Club.
Hawkesbury Race Club see their Stand Alone Saturday race meeting as symbolic and a means of “ taking racing back to its roots” and have themed the meeting accordingly.
Hawkesbury Race Club attracted a crowd in excess of 11,000 to their six Stand Alone Saturdays, thus fulfilling a key aim of the Industry in New South Wales, and encourage public interest and attendance for those patrons in this high growth area who may not be easily able to attend midweek fixtures.
The 2012 Stand Alone Saturday Race Meeting at Hawkesbury has a bumper race programme with elite sponsors names attached to each race;
The 2013 Race Programme is as follows;
$150,000 Blacktown Workers Hawkesbury Guineas (Listed) 1400m (3yos) Set Weights & Penalties – Colts & Geldings 55KG Fillies 53kgs
$150,000 XXXX Gold Hawkesbury Rowley Mile (Listed) 1600m
$150,000 Darley Crown (Listed) 1300m Fillies & Mares
$85,000 TAB Number 1 Club NMW Handicap 1300m
$85,000 Blakes Marine Rating 85 Handicap 1400m
$100,00 Richmond Club Provincial Stayers Championship Final Benmark Ratings 80 Handicap 2100m.
$85,000 Benchmark 80 Handicap 1300m
$100,000 Evergreen 2yo Handicap 1300m
The Honour Roll for the $150,000(Listed) Blacktown Workers Hawkesbury Guineas 1400m is;
2012 Free Wheeling
2011 Pimpala Secret
2008 Royal Discretion
2006 The Free Stater
$150,000 XXXX Gold Rowley Mile 1600m (Listed)
2012 Star Of Octagonal
2011 Keepin’ The Dream
2010 Snow Alert
2009 Lyncean Academy
2007 Beauty Watch
2006 Fighting Fund
$150,000 Darley Crown 1300m (Listed)
212 More Strawberries
2009 Mary’s Grace
2007 November Flight
Evergreen Turf 2yo 1200m
2012 Villa Splendido
2010 Offshore Sham
2007 Royal Discretion
2006 Bomber Command
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|Success Continues for Hawkesbury Trainers
Hawkesbury trainers Garry Frazer, Connie Greig and Garry White continued on with their recent success with further victories at Gosford and Orange last Monday.
Garry Frazer returned to his recent happy hunting ground at Gosford with his staying mare Miss Opulence who proved her last start win at Gosford was no fluke with another victory in the Turfcare NSW Handicap run over 2100m scoring by the bearest of margins a nose over the $2.80 favourite Storm Pelotari with another Hawkesbury trained galloper Monte Cassius a further two lengths away in third placing.
Connie Greig saddled up Reign’s Above for his second successive Orange victory last Monday with the 7yo galloper scoring a relatively easy win in the PolPure Pty Ltd Benchmark Handicap run over 1000 metres.
Hawkesbury’s leading trainer Garry White also had success at Orange with his 3yo filly East Village who carried 58.5 kilos to victory in the Orange City Council Class Two Handicap.
|Hawkesbury Trainers Take Out Seven of the Eight Races at Bathurst
Hawkesbury trainers continue on their winning way taking out seven of the eight races held at Bathurst last Sunday.
Race one the Gold Circle Cup run over 1400 metres was taken out by the Brian Firth trained Kellyville Flyer giving bookmakers a great result as Kellyville Flyer started
At 50/1 and paid double that on the three totes.
Garry White trained a winning double at the Bathurst meeting with Shadowofyourself and Magical Tales, with both gallopers being ridden by apprentice Shaun Guymer
Lisa Cohen and Oldrich Jiricka made it two wins on the trot with their galloper Mosscat who scored a gallant victory in the Hugh Bowman Cup run over 1200 metres.
Hawkesbury lady trainers Wanda Ings and Connie Greig were also in the winners circle with their respective gallopers Templestone $8 and Heavenly Jewel $15.
Making the tally seven wins from the eight races was Jason Clibsy who saddled up his consistent galloper She'll Avago to taken out the Magic Millions Tulloch Cup 1200m.
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|Hawkesbury trainer Reaches New Heights
Hawkesbury Race Club over the past decade has had plenty of star trainers amongst their ranks including Robert Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Jack Paton, Terry Pracey, Garry White, Garry Frazer and the list goes on, but last week a young man Scott Singleton who has been steadily building up his training numbers achieved a training feat that not many city trainers have accomplished during their careers that being training a city interstate double within two days.
Scott arrived at Moonee Valley last Friday night with his stayer Platinum Jack and courtesy of a brilliant ride by leading jockey Kerin McEvoy Platinum Jack simply toyed with his opposition in the $35,000 Sportingbet Handicap 3000m.
No time to waste as Scott had to head to Warwick Farm the following day with his 4yo mare Dark Brown Sugar who also had little difficulty in disposing of her opposition in the $85,000 2013 ATC Membership On Sale Now Handicap 1300m giving Scott a winning city interstate double Within two days.
Coming of age as a trainer was also going to happen for Scott a former amateur jockey who showed last Saturday how well he knows his horses as he had previously scratched Dark Brown Sugar on four previous occasions because of bad barriers and wanting a firm surface for his 4yo mare.
Scott and wife Lucy have been training out of Hawkesbury racecourse for the past seven years, have steadily built up their numbers and presently have twenty five gallopers in work on a consistent basis.
Another Hawkesbury trainer who is having a wonderful winning trot at the moment is Garry Frazer who recently produced an Oaks filly in the shape of Campania who was an impressive winner at Rosehill in a Benchmark 85 run over 180o metres and on dismounting Jockey Kathy O'Hara gave Garry a glowing report on the performance Campania and Kathy has no doubts that this 3yo filly will run a strong Oaks distance.
Last Sunday Garry saddled up the well bred Easyone at Orange in the 3yo Maiden 1280m and ridden by Garry's apprentice Clare Nutman, Easyone starting at the very good odds of $7 considering at her only race start she finished out of a place at Canterbury only beaten just under five lengths proved too strong for her opposition giving this promising apprentice another victory in her short career in which Clare has already had her apprentice allowance reduced from four kilos to three and she is certainly making the most of her opportunities and a good career in the saddled is assured for Clare.
Garry not only tasted success at Orange last Sunday he also prepared Miss Opulence to take out the $22,000 XXXX Gold Class Two Handicap run over 2100 metres at Gosford courtesy of a brilliant Tommy Berry ride.
Hawkesbury's leading trainer Garry White was also in the winners circle at Orange with his consistent galloper Magical Tales who broke his maiden status with a very easy victory in the Sheeradiance Maiden 1400m.
Hawkesbury's Track Extension is well on it way.
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HRC Chairman's Report 2011/12
Hawkesbury Selections -- Brian Fletcher
Hawkesbury race Again on Thursday 25th October 2012
Punters Promotion at Penrith Panthers TAB
Follow Peter Snowden at hawkesbury on Sunday
Hawkesbury tips -- Brian Fletcher
ROSEHILL - Tips 1st September 2012
TIPS - HAWKESBURY 1st September 2012
Hawkesbury Retiring Directors Have all been Nominated for Re-Election
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