Tuesday, 11 March 2008
: Adelaide galloper Nozi can lay claim to being the best dirt horse in Australia after landing his second successive Outback Cup at the annual Broken Hill St Pat's race meeting on March 8.
Photo by Racing and Sports
Adelaide trainer Paula Trenwith was ecstatic after Nozi carried the topweight of 60kg to his second successive win in the $40,000 feature race ridden by Paul Denton.
"I'm elated, he's such a tough horse and he really deserves to win another race," she said.
"He's actually been a little bit out of form, but I just love coming up and running him because his record on dirt is phenomenal, that's 10 starts for six wins and four seconds."
Nozi has won 10 of his 56 career starts, emerging as a dirt star in 2006 when he won three races in succession at the Darwin carnival including the Darwin Cup.
He travelled to the 2007 Broken Hill, Darwin and Alice Springs carnivals, winning the Outback Cup for the first time and finishing second in the Darwin and Alice Springs Cups.
Nozi will now be rested before he is set for another tilt at the Alice Springs Cup in May.
It was ladies day at Broken Hill with four of the eight races won by female jockeys to complement Paula Trenwith's training success with Nozi.
Nyngan-based apprentice Anna Hozack rode two winners and Kacie Chater and Michelle Allan also won races.
Chater scored a a popular local win on the Menindee owned and trained Norm's Boy in the $20,000 Outback Sprint for trainer Norm O'Donnell.
Norm's Boy recently set a course record at Coonamble.
Nowra based Garry Crossley made the longest trip of any trainer from his south coast stables and was rewarded with a win by Hanzbananz, ridden by Michael Hackett.
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