But with 1800 metres to go Ottley came off the back of Ansett Flight to take the lead. And the situation is that in work with another horse or in a race, he tries to get into fifth gear and goes too good for himself. He did a lot for Southland Harness Racing over the years.That was how the order stayed with Better Be Gold winning by one and a half lengths. When he gets in front he just latches on (to the bit) or when he sees another horse its all handlebars down, he said. We may not be going if it wasnt for a promise I made to PJ (Paddy) Dunne. We dont have boats or anything like that and we tend to spend our money on something we can see, he said. Donore herself had a really sound pedigree that goes back to the Sungod mare Auburn Sun - an outstanding broodmare leaving Kiwi Grattan, the winner of nine races, Kiwi Air the dam of Tempest Air which left Kiwi Dillion (21 wins in America and 1-54.2) and Henry Hoover (8 wins). Bill Miller who was our tutor was a well - respected farrier.Hes still pretty green but every time he steps out he improves.Well see how he pulls up today as to whether he comes down for the Kindergarten.Harness horses were his thing so it was a real blessing to get beside him.
The three foals we bred by Ludell Hanover - two out of Donore and the other one out of Alondra (Transport Chip Adiola) all won races. Hes not a tall horse but hes got a beautiful head on him. The Normans had done such a good job with Son Of Afella and Yvonnes argument was why wouldnt they do a good job with Washington VC.Jodi Vance also left Gentle Western which won four races here and thirteen more in the states.Come Dance With Me was bought by Paul Kerr at the Sale Of The Stars for $17,500.Spirit of Zeus was probably one of the best horses I fixed. I was also shoeing Christian Cullen (then two) at the time as well. We bred, as loyal Southlanders, to the local studs with limited success and no real plan.
The foals were average in conformation and performance and it wasnt until I went to Amfor about twenty odd years.
Weve just been educating him at the workouts and trials. Hes highly intelligent and hes a supreme athlete - bottomless. The Bettor's Delight filly was caught three wide early so driver Dexter Dunn sent her forward and she was travelling so well that she was taken to the top inside the 800 metres.