DREAM DOUBLE FOR ATB OWNERS
Feb 16, 2019
A fortnight after landing a city double at the same venue, ATB owners shared in the excitement of another double at Caulfield last weekend.
Tough stayer Yogi kicked off his Sydney Cup campaign with a win in the opening race, when first-up over 1800m.
Settling back in the field after his customary slow jump from the barriers, the 6YO son of Raise The Flag produced the second quickest last 200m of the day to win impressively with Craig Williams in the saddle.
His immediate targets on the way to the Cup now may include the G1 races in the Australian Cup and Tancred Stakes.
Crack The Code (owners below) made it a very memorable fortnight for her owners tasting stakes level success with an easy win in the G3 Kevin Hayes Stakes over 1200m
It was a Damian Oliver special, parking the filly just behind the leader before taking a gap in the home straight for a strong victory.
Four wins from five career starts now sees this 3YO daughter of I Am Invincible a very valuable filly.
Her next target all going well will be the G3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes over 1200m next Friday at Moonee Valley.
ALL STAR MILE - MR MONEY BAGS
Voting for the All Star Mile only has just over two days to run, ending midday, February 18th.
When the leaderboard went into darkness our nomination Mr Money Bag was sitting in 7th, but we still need to keep pushing for votes despite the knowledge of knowing we were inside the Top10
Mr Money Bags runs today, and we are hoping a win can see a few more votes come our way.
We have spammed you a lot of the past month. but this is our last call for help.
Thanks to all those that have jumped on board, you have all been fantastic.
Anyone that votes for Mr Money Bags is eligible for a share in prizemoney up $250,000 and if you email proof of your vote to firstname.lastname@example.org you could be one of ten lucky winners invited to Robbie Griffiths stables to meet our champ along with enjoying a BBQ on February 24th.
ATB SPONSOR EQUESTRIAN EVENT AT LARA
Written by Luke Ryland (Event Organiser):
ATB have been very proud sponsors of a Twilight Showjumping Series in Lara for the past 3 years.
Last week was the final round for the 2018/ 2019 series.
In 2016, one week out from the 1st round, Racing Victoria pulled the pin on being the major sponsor due to over spending and funding cuts which left us in the deep end. One phone call to Darren and Liz and within 30 seconds it was yep we are in!
This event is ran over five rounds which spread over four to five months. The event is like most other events where everyone is serious and anyone would think they were riding to win sheep stations.
Mums or Dads can be riding in the same event as there children, brother/sister or sister/ sister up against each other, you can bring down other family members, friends, neighbours or you can be just be someone who enjoys watching rider and horse partnership give it a go around a few courses.
But in saying all that there is still some good old fun on who can beat who between friends or someone you just happened to meet at the start of the series.
Some grades were decided on a count back to give an overall winner. Some were decided by 1 or 2 points.
Series winners were A Grade (Open) - Bronte Bravo, B Grade (PCV) - Alexandra Durante, (Open) - Jenna Krause, C Grade (PCV) - Lucy Peters, (Open) - Sam Jeffreys, D Grade (PCV) - Tahlia Sikic, (Open) - Sam Jeffreys with Bec Hausler falling 1 point short, E Grade (PCV) - Zoe Luppino, (Open) - Tania Orlov, F Grade (PCV) - Gazelle Leach, (Open) - Rachel Samsonenko.
Along with my fiancé Rebecca Hausler we are proud of this event.
Breeders based at Lethbridge, who would of thought that an idea over a few drinks on a Saturday evening would turn out like this. Over the 3 years we have seen it grow from 40 riders per round to just under 100 now. All the proceeds go back into the local equestrian community.
We would like to thank our three biggest supporters that make up the committee in Coral Bryne, Ian Box & Lynn Evans.
We could sit here and tell you all about how amazing this rider is and that rider but to be honest all the horse/rider teams wonderful to watch.
This event is great if you're wanting to get a young horse out or just starting your eventing career or just simply enjoy show jumping.
Each round is held at Elcho Park Equestrian Centre in Lara. Every round we have a BBQ and canteen which the meat & bread is donated by lovely local sponsors.
Luke & Bek would like to thank ATB for assisting in the rehoming of OTT horses and look forward to continuing the success as we build even bigger next series and beyond.
We really enjoyed having Darren & Liz down for overall presentations after a huge day at Caulfield last Saturday when winning the 1st & 2nd race on the card with Yogi & Crack the Code.
ONLY THREE 5% SHARES REMAIN
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