This Week In Racing History

AUGUST
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Tara Princess won the inaugural Laurels Classic, in 1964. The Syd Barrett-trained bitch ran the 555 yards trip at Sandown Park in 31.44.

Spread Eagled lived up to his name as he took out the 1990 Anniversary Trophy (Olympic Park, 511 metres) by four lengths from the smart Eureka Man, overcoming box five.

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Marcy Maree won a maiden stake at Moree over 453 yards from box one in 1971, at the age of just 10 months. She was believed to be the youngest chaser to ever win a race at a licensed meeting.

Track specialist Footmark defeated Maria’s Mystery, another local star, in a match race run over 684 metres at Maitland in 1974.

Irinka Barbie notched her 14th victory (from only 21 attempts) over 720 metres at Wentworth Park, in 2004. This equalled the record of 14 wins at the 720 metres trip on the loam surface at the track, set by Pearl Larrcki. It would prove to be her last distance win at the Sydney course. The race was a heat of the NSW division of the National Distance Championship. Irinka Barbie would finish second to Classy Customer in the final the following week.

Knocka Norris defeated Made To Size by nine lengths to win the 2008 National Sprint Championship Queensland State Final for trainer Reg Kay.

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William Charles won the 1988 Anniversary Trophy, run over 511 metres at Olympic Park. Trained by Graeme Bate, William Charles scored by three-quarters of a length from The Earbrander with Terminal Time a head away third.

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Mantra Lad equalled the track record of 42.28 for 725 metres at The Meadows when taking out the 2008 National Distance Championship Victorian State Final by six and a half lengths.

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Montana Jet equalled the track record of 27.0 over 500 yards at Temora in 1957, notching her fifth win in six career starts. She was just 13 months old.

Saki Dasher ploughed through the heavy track to take out the 1970 Anniversary Trophy final over 800 yards at Olympic Park, scoring by three and a half lengths for owner-trainer Randall Hutchinson.

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Karen Janet won the 1998 Australian Airlines Sprint Trophy, run over 511 metres at Olympic Park. She scored by just half a length from the smart Bright Judge. Future Melbourne Cup winner Speedy Mick was fifth.

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Punters staged a demonstration against the judges decision after the running of the Harold Park Stake (660 yards) in 1933. Odds-on favourite Footlight Flashes had fought the eventual winner Veassa in the home straight, going down officially by a neck. Stewards later barred Footlight Flashes from future races, so he was taken to Victoria and went on to win the 1933 Melbourne Cup.

Ascapella Miss scored by 13 lengths over 749 metres at Gawler in 1974, running a new track record time of 45.20.

At the Gabba in 1976, Joy Of Salome was engaged in a race when she was tackled by a young male as the field swept onto the home turn. Joy Of Salome, a 14/1 ($15.00) chance, was running sixth at the time. The man wrestled her to the ground. A number of spectators converged on the man but police arrested him first and took him from the ground. Stewards ordered all bets be paid after viewing film of the race and determining the result had not been affected by the incident.

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Russell Grover
Russell Grover
5 years ago

dam that one fast bitch really fast!!syd im a fan of!!!lol

Russell Grover
Russell Grover
5 years ago

was thjat bitch in a back yard or running after a real sire???lol

Russell Grover
Russell Grover
5 years ago

spead eagled i got it now lol!!!

Russell Grover
Russell Grover
5 years ago

that’s why she ran soo dam fast chasing tail huh???lmfao!!!

Russell Grover
Russell Grover
5 years ago

shit!i drive and im impressed aint you??lol

Russell Grover
Russell Grover
5 years ago

psycho golden haired bitch what’s up ask around ok???

Russell Grover
Russell Grover
5 years ago

find out do something tell sam !!!i dont wanna know!!!!ok??

Russell Grover
Russell Grover
5 years ago

dam that one fast bitch really fast!!syd im a fan of!!!lol

Russell Grover
Russell Grover
5 years ago

was thjat bitch in a back yard or running after a real sire???lol

Russell Grover
Russell Grover
5 years ago

spead eagled i got it now lol!!!

Russell Grover
Russell Grover
5 years ago

that’s why she ran soo dam fast chasing tail huh???lmfao!!!

Russell Grover
Russell Grover
5 years ago

shit!i drive and im impressed aint you??lol

Russell Grover
Russell Grover
5 years ago

psycho golden haired bitch what’s up ask around ok???

Russell Grover
Russell Grover
5 years ago

find out do something tell sam !!!i dont wanna know!!!!ok??