Trotting in New South Wales is certainly enjoying a renaissance, thanks to the hard working enthusiastic team from the Trotters Association of NSW in partnership with Harness Racing NSW, each week witnesses an increased number of talented Trotters competing at our premier trotting track, Tabcorp Park Menangle.
This resurgence was evident on Monday the 9th of April 2018 with a quality field of ten well bred 2 year old Trotters competing in Heat one of the Harness Racing NSW 2year old Trotters Foundation Series.
Congratulations to Rickie Alchin, Owner Trainer and Driver of Majestuoso (NZ) winner of Heat 1 of the 2018 Harness Racing NSW 2 year old Trotters Foundation Series.
Majestuoso is a 2 year old Bay colt by Majestic Son (CA) from Rosemaryz Luck (NZ) a daughter of the American sire Monarchy, bred by Alabar Farm , New Zealand and purchased by Rickie at the Alabar Farm yearling sale in New Zealand.
Hillstead, finished a close second, a powerful bay gelding is a son of Repeat Love ( FR) from the outstanding race mare and now broodmare Savon (NZ) a daughter of the prodigious Dream Vacation (USA) Trained by Blake Fitzpatrick and adeptly driven by Jack Trainor.
Aurora Sunset placed third ,another runner from the strong Blake Fitzpatrick Trotting Stable, is an elegant bay filly by Muscle Hill (USA) form the good race mare and now broodmare Sunny Elegance (NZ) a daughter of the mighty Sundon (USA) Owned and bred by John and Jeanette Star, Trained and Driven by Blake Fitzpatrick.
The “Babies” recorded a sensational mile rate of 2:01:5 for the 1609 meter trip, this is a remarkable time for Juvenile Trotters and bodes well for the future of Trotting in NSW.
Heat 2 of the Harness Racing NSW 2yr old Trotter Foundation Series will be run on Tuesday the 23rd of April 2018, Menangle, Heat 3 21st May 2018 with the final to be run of Saturday evening the 9th of June 2018 at Menangle.
The Three year old Harness Racing NSW Foundation Series has seen two heats run and won by two very talented young Trotters –
Castlereagh a talented bay gelding by the influential sire Majestic Son (CA) from Lady Boo Kay (NZ) a daughter of the mighty Sundon (USA) Owned by L.M Fitzpatrick G. Corrigan and T.A Peters. Bred by Staddart, Phillips, Cutchen and Schmack is Trained and Driven by Blake Fitzpatrick. Castlereagh won Heat 1 of the 3 year old Harness Racing NSW 3yr old Trotters Foundation Series recording an impressive mile rate of 1:58:9.
Drop The Hammer won Heat 2 of the Harness Racing NSW 3yr old Trotters Foundation Series , a gifted gelding and son of the leading standardbred sire Bettors Delight (USA) from Daniela Hantuchova (NZ) he is owned by Glen Holland, Bred by R & D Cernovskis & J & L O’Sullivan, Trained and driven by the talented reinsman Darren Hancock. Drop The Hammer won Heat 2 with a winning mile rate of 2:02:0.
Heat 3 will be run on Tuesday the 24th of April 2018, Menangle with the Final to be run on Saturday evening the 19th of May 2018, Menangle.
The Finals are promising to provide a very exciting climax to an already exhilarating series, we at The Trotters Association of NSW see very reason to keep “Trotting it Out “ !
Posted 10 April 2018