Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Spring Racing Carnival – gathering pace

Next Saturday the race meeting at Caulfield promises to be a beauty with many potential stars returning for the Spring.

Among them, Weekend Hussler will be making his second spring appearance in the Memsie Stakes. Hopefully he can win this one. At his first race this spring, in competition against Light Fantastic, the latter got the best of him, sneaking a win by a short margin. Also of interest in the Memsie is former star of the turf Pompeii Ruler who hasn’t raced for a year after sustaining an injury which put him out of action last spring and Melbourne Cup winner Efficient. Top Sydney mare, Tuesday Joy, is entered for this race as well. It promises to be very interesting.

Apparently the Hussler will be competing in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes on Manikato Stakes day in a fortnight, the race meeting I always attend, so it will be thrilling to see Weekend Hussler in the flesh.

So far, my super stable is doing quite well. The only horses not to have earned money are Sugar Babe who has yet to race this spring, but may well be in the action next Saturday, and Dorabella who failed to get a place in her first race of the season. She is also nominated for a race this Saturday. Forensics must be due to resume racing. I believe she is in a trial this Friday, a good indication that she will be back on the track soon.

Last weekend Augusta Proud managed to score third place in a torrid race on a heavy track. She was stuck three wide for most of the race so had to work extra hard, coming home a half length from the winner.

Of course this time last year the Equine Virus struck the Australian Racing Industry and prevented Sydney & other interstate horses competing in the Spring Carnival. It will certainly be livelier this year with Sydney horses being part of it. Triple Honour who is a Sydney based runner and another of my super stable horses, won his first race convincingly, adding to my virtual coffers which now stands at $290,300 so I have funds for a substitution or two should any of my stable fail to perform to expectation.


Jan said...

Im always fascinated by the mix of your 2 main
Do they ever combine??

Anne S said...

Not really Jan - my other main obsession, books also has nothing to do with racing, though I could of course read Dick Francis who I believe set many of his books around the racing industry.But I've not read a single one of his books.