Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Trainer Shares Success with Connections

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Trainer Shares Success with Connections

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A BRACE of winners to Robert Heathcote at Ipswich last Friday continued his purple patch of form.

Both winners Co Finn Class and Fire up Fifi Co were ridden by Larry Cassidy, the second of these being in the Sky Racing World Ipswich Festival Cup.

Heathcote showed one of the reasons that he is having so much success as a trainer as he deflected all the accolades and glory of the Cup win to the thrilled connections.

Heathcote even took a number of photographs of the happy connections through the presentation to later give to the winning owners. That's evidence of the importance to the trainer of doing as much as possible for the owner.

On Saturday at Doomben, Heathcote's galloper Woorim won the Group rated BRC Sprint to add to stable successes in Group races by Humma and Fillydelphia on the previous weekend.

The third placing by Buffering on the same day could be almost seen as a Group race win, given this three-year-old galloper was defeated only by the best two rated sprinters in the world Co Black Caviar and Hay List.

Black Caviar has not accepted for this weekend's Doomben 10,000, seemingly leaving the race on a plate for Hay List.

One of Robert Heathcote's runners that was a little disappointing last Saturday was dual Ipswich Cup winner Our Lukas.

But Heathcote has confirmed that Our Lukas is being targeted for a third consecutive Ipswich Cup run, along with stablemate Humma as well.

Winning marquees

THE Ipswich Cup is getting close, with the Ipswich Turf Club betting voucher giveaway promotion already having three winners.

The three marquees Co each winning $1000 in betting vouchers for Ipswich Cup Day Co are Cheers Kent, Queensland Racehorse Owner's Association and Gibb Accountants.

These marquees give a representation of infield and grandstand side marquees, a first year marquee and regular Ipswich Cup marquee holders. …

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