Lo­cal leg­end Ryan wins iconic tro­phy

Dubbo Photo News - - Welling­ton news - GEOFF MANN COLIN ROUSE

GREG RYAN has more Jock­eys’ Pre­mier­ships than he can count, rid­den win­ners on nearly ev­ery track in NSW and be­yond, but his most trea­sured is the Boot that bears the name of his home town.

The mas­ter was in charge last Sun­day rid­ing pur­pose­fully aboard Miss In­vin­ci­ble to claim his fourth Welling­ton Boot.

The weather was per­fect, if a lit­tle un­sea­son­ally hot. The colour­ful crowd flocked through the gates and backed up from the Cal­cutta to claim van­tage points on the lush green lawn in front of the grand­stand.

Fash­ions in the Field drew plenty of ad­mir­ers, the beer was cold and lo­cal busi­nesses and char­i­ties ben­e­fited from the in­flux.

To top it off, Chi­nese jockey Qin Yong rode his first Aus­tralian win­ner. Qin was all smiles when he brought Azzie’s Ready back to the scales. Iron­i­cally, the horse he beat had a dis­tinctly Chi­nese sound­ing name – Shan­tou!

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