GALAXY STAR went out on a high for Grant and Alana Williams with a last stride win in the Strickland Stakes. The mare won 13 of her 19 races and will now be sent to the breeding barn.


It was also a big day at Belmont for Gangemi Racing and their star gelding SAMIZDAT who lumped 62 kilograms to victory, his fourth win in just five starts. Parnham Racing also enjoyed success with two-year-old MISS TYCOON leading from barrier-to-box and Pope Racing claimed a win with CELTIC COURT.




Enjoy a big day state-wide was Laming Racing who struck early in the first at Morphettville when HARD PRESS lived up to the short price while over in Sydney HE EKSCELS was much longer odds of $19 and rolled the short-priced So You Win. Other long shot winners in Sydney included TOP STRIKER who scored at $41 for the Greg Hickman stable thanks to a great Sam Weatherley ride.


The Lamings success in Adelaide was followed by that of SUPER SWOOP for the Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas stable who made it four straight wins. The money was spot on in the following event when WANAASA was an ever so comfortable winner under Jessica Eaton and Ryan Balfour who won by 5.8 lengths.


A very gloomy Caulfield was shining bright for the Mick Price Racing team when they saddled up the talented MASCULINO who was well rated by Lachlan King in the lead and scored at 1800 metres third-up from a spell and Mark Webb scored well with MISS IANO. The weather was much kinder in the Northern Territory however when Neil Dyer prepared a double starting MULK and MORAL OUTRAGE. Guy Racing claimed a double when FELINO BEL and PROTEST both won their races.


Adam Trinder was waiting until the last on Sunday in Tasmania but was rewarded when NORDIC THUNDER saluted. Well done to all who found the winners enclosure over the weekend.


Congratulations to all our overseas winning trainers; Glen Kotzen, Adam Marcus, Sean Tarry and Brett Crawford in South Africa and Lee Freedman and Dan Meagher in Singapore.