Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Perfect Ride Full of Heart; Leading Hoop Gives Joy to Big Syndicateat Ipswich Meeting

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Perfect Ride Full of Heart; Leading Hoop Gives Joy to Big Syndicateat Ipswich Meeting

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TURF CHAT

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Brett Kitching

THE uniquely syndicated Heart of Thunder had a win at Ipswich on Friday allowing dozens of owners to savour the moment in the winner's circle.

Heart of Thunder is a three-year-old gelding who was having his third start for trainer Barry Baldwin.

A perfect ride by jockey Chris Munce ensured the galloper had his maiden win despite racing three wide for the 800 metres scamper.

Heart of Thunder is one of a number of gallopers owned by a syndicate of around 800 people.

A relatively small up-front payment by each of these owners gave them an interest in six horses racing across Australia over a couple of years.

This is a way to enjoy the benefits and thrills of winning racehorse ownership for minimal cost, albeit only a very small share of each horse.

It didn't matter how much their share was to the dozens of present happy and smiling part owners in the Committee Lounge after the race celebrating with a winner's drink, they were all just happy to be part of a racehorse win.

This type of syndication is just another way to experience the thrill of owning a winning thoroughbred racehorse.

Munce double

AFTER Chris Munce rode Heart of Thunder to victory in the first at Ipswich on Friday, he was later successful aboard Get On Down for Sunshine Coast trainer Troy Hall.

This latter winner had a local connection with the Savige family of Ipswich being part owners.

It was just the second win from 20 starts for Get On Down though his prizemoney earned is now up to $35,000. There should be more in store for this five-year-old gelding judging by the ease of his win.

Connections will be keen to see Munce back on board as his two rides on the galloper have yielded the win on Friday and a second placing at Caloundra in March this year. …

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