Horses show form at Woodville Races
There was potential to make serious money at the Woodville Races on May 10 if you were in the know because some good horses were sprinkled through the fields of the seven races.
The day started with Zedac winning the first race and its jockey Dylan Turner going on to win the second with Zed Leppelin, both sired by the very good stallion Zed. Owner of the latter Peter Robertson was delighted.
“The feeling can’t get any better than winning,” he said, complimenting the jockey and the track.
The track rated “a fast five” due to the good previous week of weather and some good times were posted.
In the third race another stallion, Mettre En Jeu sired the winner Under the Bridge. Owner Adaire Auret said the stallion has sired six flat track horses all of which are doing very well, the oldest Over the River having just recorded its 19th win.
She received her bottle of wine from Tim Mordaunt Principal of Property Brokers the Race’s Sponsor. He had also sponsored his 60-strong Property Brokers team to the races for the day
“It is quite special to come for a day’s racing at a track in the heart of Property Brokers country.”
One guest struck it lucky in the fourth race, picking Murtle to win after her cousin of the same name rang her from Central Otago. It paid well having no form in the book and not having raced since November.
In Race Five another outsider Smiling Proud bolted in to pay $24 for the win.
Bolstered by the Property Brokers team and encouraged by a fine day on a fast track, the crowd was good for an event not usually on the PahiatuaWoodville Racing Club calendar.
MURTLE leads a big field in the final straight to win the fourth race.
LEAH Hemi is a delighted jockey in spectacular livery of the Auret Stable leading in Under The Bridge. BELOW: Tim Mordaunt, founder and principal of Property Brokers with Cathy Temple also of Property Brokers pose with Adaire Auret owner of Under The Bridge, winner in the third race sponsored by Property Brokers.
SMILING Proud is a comfortable winner in race five.