Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Gallopers Victorious on Gladstone, Roma Tracks; Locally Trained Horses Hit the Road after Gympie Race Day Washed Out

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Gallopers Victorious on Gladstone, Roma Tracks; Locally Trained Horses Hit the Road after Gympie Race Day Washed Out

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GYMPIE stables were strongly represented at yesterday's rich Weetwood and Toowoomba Cup meeting.

Six Gympie-trained horses raced in Toowoomba including four youngsters in the $150,000 QTIS 600 and Craiglea Model in the $150,000 Weetwood.

Craiglea Falcon was making his second attempt at the time-honoured Toowoomba sprint. Craiglea Falcon flew home in the race last year to finish second, 1A1/4 lengths from the winner, Lucky Leak.

Well performed two-year-olds, Craiglea Model, Craiglea Tequila and Craiglea Carina are among the entries for the $150,000 QTIS 600 race at Toowoomba for the Fleming stable while Mark Lewis, who trains a team of horses here for the Wanlesses, has smart galloper Mafia Princess in the same event.

Toowoomba trainer Tony Sears, who had the two favourites Haizum and The Ringmaster in the Weetwood, began his Australian racing career in Gympie after arriving from NZ.

He rode in Gympie for several years winning a jockey's premiership here before transferring to Toowoomba where he is now a very successful trainer. Haizum also began his racing career in Gympie winning races on the country tracks and at Caloundra when trained on the Gympie Racecourse.

Gympie does well

GYMPIE-trained horses hit the road last weekend to record victories at Gladstone and Roma searching for suitable races after the washout of the March 17 Gympie races.

Trainer Kaye Hill won first up with former Victorian mare, Beware of Me (by Dangerous). Carly-Mae Pye won by 1A3/4 lengths on Beware of Me ($4.40) in the 1000m Maiden defeating another Gympie galloper, Princess Felicia (T. O'Hara $5) from the Barry Gill stable.

The Gill stable was also second with Uston (T. O'Hara $5) in the 1517m Class B. Metaphysical (C. Pye), who was resuming from a spell, third, beaten a nose and a nose, in the 1194m Class 4 behind Coco Loco and Noah's Smile for trainer Kaye Hill.

Desiree Gill booted home the winner, Geocentric (by Spinning World) in the first, a 1000m Maiden for Bundaberg trainer, Darryl Gardiner defeating Bonnay Flyer (Ian Coombes). …

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