This Week In Racing History



Montana Jet won her first race start, over 380 yards at Geelong, by nine lengths in 1957. The black bitch was just 12 months old and went on to win her first four starts, all over the next three weeks.

Mo Mo Terms set a new track record time of 40.0 for the 740 yards trip at in 1969. Mo Mo Terms defeated Busy’s Charm by two lengths with Diamond Au Go Go third.


Future finalist See Yah won his first start by 20 lengths, a 384 metres maiden at Singleton, in 1987.

Bribie Pine won the 875 metres marathon at in 1993, running 54.05, a new track record. Bribie Pine had won the only race ever run over 957 metres at five weeks earlier.


The 1959 , run over 790 yards at Wentworth Park, was taken out by Glamorous Babe from Miss Galaxy and The Snowbird. On the same night, the , run over 580 yards, was won by Calorie from Armatree Major and Movie Lad.

The first edition of the DDC Pad too place, over 732 metres at Olympic Park, in 1994. Known then as the Dandenong Dry Cleaners Trophy, the race was taken out by Cuthbert’s Son who won by nine and a half lengths from Sheena Lass. Top Sovereign, the Sandown Cup winner, finished last.


Busy’s Chief defeated Queensland star Kabisa Gem by two lengths over 512 metres at Lismore in 1975, running 30.15 to set a new track record.

Shannen’s Storm won the 1997 Cup by a neck from Mepunga Streak, running 29.76 and earning $10,000.


Second Stage won the 1968 , run over 580 yards at Wentworth Park, defeating Rokoko by a length and a half with Baron Glow just a nose away third. The Geoff Johnson owned and trained sprinter ran 31.2 to equal the race record.

defeated Michael Hermes to take out the 1970 Silver Chief Classic, run over 560 yards at Olympic Park. Black Diro earned $3,500 for owner-trainer Tom Bleazby.


Hotshow Vintage won the 2001 AWM Distance Title (725 metres, Meadows), running 42.89 to down Ima Duke by three-quarters of a length for trainer Jason Thompson.

Hade’s Rocket defeated Paua To Burn by just over five lengths to win the 2005 Winter Carnival Cup (520 metres, Albion Park). Pure Octane was third ahead of Collide and 2004 winner Trewly Special. Hade’s Rocket ran a new race record time of 29.90, clipping 7/100ths off the previous best.


Mister Moss overcame a ton of early trouble to win the 1967 National Derby, run over 580 yards at Wentworth Park. Although drawn well in box two, Mister Moss was cut out at the start and badly hampered on the rail at the back turn before switching to the outside and storming home to score by a length from Strip Off with Victorian star Munich Boy third.

Trewly Special defeated local champion Bogie Leigh by a length to take out the 2004 Winter Carnival Cup (520 metres, Albion Park) for trainer Tina Womann. Trewly Special picked up $50,000 for the victory.

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