Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Gympie Galloper Wins on Townsville Track; Kaye Hill Cleans Up with a Quinella with Magpie Jack and Beware of Me at Coast

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Gympie Galloper Wins on Townsville Track; Kaye Hill Cleans Up with a Quinella with Magpie Jack and Beware of Me at Coast

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RACING: Craiglea Falcon underlined his status as the best-performed galloper trained at the Gympie Racecourse with an impressive win at Townsville last Tuesday.

Ridden by Kelvin Wharton, the Falvelon gelding won the 1200m event at Townsville by 1A1/4 lengths for Gympie trainer, Peter Fleming. Having his seventh run this preparation, Craiglea Falcon has been racing in strong company of late at Doomben and Eagle Farm and also ran in the Weetwood at Toowoomba and was third in the Listed Gold Coast Stakes.

His career total of 12 wins and 16 placings have earned him $237,900 in prizemoney with an outstanding winning strike rate of 20%.

Probably his best effort on the track was a fast-finishing second in last year's premier Toowoomba sprint, the 1200m Weetwood.

Bred at Craiglea Stud, Craiglea Falcon is by the champion sprinter, Falvelon from the Secret Savings mare, Craiglea Lady.

She has had a highly successful stud career having produced four winners apart from Craiglea Falcon.

One of these, Falvalea (Falvelon) won seven races and more than $100 000 in prizemoney while Craiglea Cobra (Waterford Road), Craiglea Gee Tee (Falvelon) and Craiglea Capri (Waterford Road) were also winners.

Hill trains Quinella

GYMPIE trainer, Kaye Hill saddled up the quinella in last Sunday's Class 1 at Caloundra with Magpie Jack (L. Dillon) winning by a head from stablemate, Beware of Me (B. Derbyshire) in the 1100m race.

Magpie Jack (a five year old by West Quest) gave jockey Luke Dillon his first winner in this area since he relocated from Rockhampton some weeks back.

Both gallopers were sold as yearlings at Magic Millions sales in Tasmania and raced in Victoria before being obtained by Paul Hill to come north.

Magpie Jack had won his maiden at Caloundra last preparation while Beware of Me (a four-year-old mare by Dangerous) won her maiden at Gladstone a few weeks back at her first outing for the Hill stable.

Stud duties

SO YOU Think will return to Australia for stud duties next breeding season after another brief campaign in the UK. So You Think (High Chaparral-Triassic) won more prizemoney than any other horse in Britain and Ireland last preparation earning more than Frankel. …

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