“Trifecta King” Fahey Strikes Again In Launceston

Brighton trainer Gary Fahey is making a habit of providing the trifecta in races his kennel occupants are contesting. For the second time in a matter of weeks at Monday night’s LGRC meeting conducted in Launceston, he hit the jackpot with litter mates Breaker’s Tip, Bruny Venture and Soul Sister, which were the first three home in the Boags Premium Light Juvenile (515 metres).

The trio are raced by Fahey in partnership with his brother Greg and are by Mogambo from the well related Go Wild Teddy bitch Wooreddy. She was the winner of six of 12 lifetime and stakes of better than $8,000. To date all five members of this lightly raced litter have greeted the judge on 18 occasions, meaning that they are proving to be one of the most successful litters currently racing in Tasmania.

No doubt the brothers will be looking forward to the race track debuts of a litter of three by Spring Gun from Dennes Point which were whelped in January this year.

Meanwhile another two promising litters were unveiled at Tuesday’s NWGRC meeting conducted at the Devonport Raceway.

Former outstanding bitch Miss Roman Nose, by Collide from Ricky’s Angel and therefore a litter sister to the great Rewind, was represented by the impressive winners Dashing Roman and Loch Roman, by top sire Lochinvar Marlow.

Miss Roman Nose, the winner of 17 of 41 lifetime outings while taking stakes of in excess of $48,000, produced three pups when bred to that sire, and has since been mated with Barcia Bale and Spring Gun.

Exeter mentor Paul Hili prepares Dashing Roman and Loch Roman for Launceston owners Trevor and Eileen Penny, who bred the now famous Collide – Ricky’s Angel litter before selling Rewind to Bracknell’s Maurie Strickland.

On Tuesday, Loch Roman was having only her second outing when she recorded a slick 25.84 in winning Heat 5 of the Virbac Vetsearch Maiden (452 metres), whereas Dashing Roman debuted in Heat 3 of the event and recorded a time of 25.91.

Members of a Fabregas – Miss Mint litter also impressed at Tuesday’s meeting for Exeter trainer Anthony Bullock. Raz Simpson was impressive in winning Heat 1 of the Virbac Vetsearch Maiden (452 metres) and the following event on the 11 event programme was taken out by his litter sister Mavista Falls. The former is raced by the Oatlands based Kentish Syndicate headed by former top footballer Murray Johnson and the latter by the Down Under Syndicate headed by prolific Tea Tree breeder Barry Heawood.

Elite State bitch Miss Mint was the winner of 11 of 30 outings and stakes of in excess of $15,000 and the Fabregas litter of nine is her second, she having subsequently been bred also to Spring Gun.

The Gary Johnson prepared Senor Slamma (El Grand Senor – Tequila Mall) was shooting for seven victories in succession at the NWGRC meeting, but had to be content with a second placing behind the Robin Grubb prepared Pipstar (High Earner – Stylish Moon).

Raced by Grubb in partnership with his father Robert, the bitch has been racing consistently of late and fully deserved her victory in the Ironcyclen Invitation (452 metres), which was achieved in a time of 25.64. She has now won 13 of 61 outings while taking stakes of almost $30,000 and is also a member of a highly successful litter.

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