News Update May 2020
A little bit later this month with our news update but there is still plenty going on in these uncertain times. The good thing is that we are still racing despite COVID 19 restrictions and a big congratulations must go to Harness Racing Victoria and all the participants for enabling us to continue to race.
On the racing scene we were delighted when Magical saluted for her first race victory at Kilmore recently on the back of some good performances. Congrats to Brent Lilley and the team for the work they have put into this filly. Another Yorkshire Park bred trotter Maestro made his race track debut but unfortunately got it all wrong galloping away from the stand and then copping interference in the run to finish sixth. His trial form had been faultless with three trial wins and trotting all the way but the old saying race day is different to the trials come to the fore. Despite that I’m sure he will make his mark at the races shortly. Glenavril King continued on his winning way with some impressive performances and Rocking Bugatti just continues to knock up placings so hopefully a win just around the corner for him. Jets Art made his race track debut with an impressive debut 2nd followed by a big effort to run fourth at his next start followed by another second placing again tonight (20 May). Once he learns to race he will be a nice horse. A couple of other Yorkshire Park bred horses have been to the trials, Good Word That qualified impressively at Terang and the trotter Miss Maia made her trials debut at Albion Park for Jack Butler with a 41 metre trial win. This week Dreams are Bettor (purchased by Yorkshire Park at the 2019 APG Sydney sale) made her trials debut in an impressive fashion with a nice third placing at Melton under the guidance of John Caldow. She will have another Melton trial before heading for a short let up.
On the breeding scene all the foals have been, or are in the process of being weaned and having some education before returning to Yorkshire Park. A big thank you to Benstud, Northern Rivers Equine and Riverview Lodge for their assistance in this process.
Sad also to hear the news about Graeme Lang this week, another legend of the game lost and obviously a tough couple of weeks for the Lang family after losing Gavin a couple of weeks ago. It was great reliving some of the old races with Graeme Lang a master driver and trainer especially the great trotting mare Scotch Notch.
That’s about all for now, look forward to continuing to find a winner or two.
Yorkshire Park team.