Horses show form at Woodville Races

Bush Telegraph - - Property Market - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

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...

SMIL­ING Proud is a com­fort­able win­ner in race five.

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