It was not all about The Everest on Saturday there was also the $1.3 million Kosciuszko which went home with Keith Dryden and Laurel Oak Bloodstock after the stables star HANDLE THE TRUTH claimed rural racings biggest scalp in a massive thrill.


Nick Olive scored an amazing win with MAID OF ORE while David Jolly claimed a win when CALYPSO REIGN raced to perfection. Richard and Chantelle Jolly also claimed a superb win with KORODON.


Shaun Dwyer and his speedy mare MISS LEONIDAS put their names up in lights on Saturday when the daughter of I Am Invincible followed up her second to Nature Strip in the Group 1 Moir Stakes with claiming the Caulfield Sprint. Danny OBrien scored a win with EXTREME PRIDE while Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock also claimed a win with GAMAY.


Up North and client Gary Clarke had a day to celebrate with the first two winners on the program with LETS CELEBRATE and MEAZZA. 


Garnett Taylor looks to have a nice horse on his hands after Ryan Wiggins punched home DAWSON DIVA to her first win this preparation in the easiest of fashion while the winners keep rolling in - its rinse and repeat for Steven ODea, Proven Thoroughbreds and Steph Thornton after COOL SEQUENCE did the job again.


Whilst over in WA Neville Parnham scored well when PLATOON was first past the post also a job well done to Steve Wolfe after MINUS LOOKS at odds of 40/1 claimed a massive scalp in the last while the ever consistent WASABI BOB was back to winning ways at Morphettville on Saturday for Leon Macdonald.


Congratulations to all our overseas winning trainers; Lee Freedman and Dan Meagher in Singapore, Brett Crawford, Glen Kotzen, Sean Tarry, Paul Lafferty and Mike de Kock in South Africa. 


Image: Steve Hart