Tuesday, 24 July 2012
: A well laid plan came to fruition for trainer John Hubbard when his two-year-old filly Aussie Triumph upset the might of the Patinack Farm stable in the $25,000 Ballina Bracelet on July 23.
The win was a just reward for Hubbard, who took the gamble to relocate his stable from Wyong to Ballina earlier this year.
Hubbard set Aussie Triumph for the Bracelet two months ago and the filly did her part when she proved too strong for the favourite Aronson, trained by John Thompson for Nathan Tinkler's Patinack syndicate.
"I'm thrilled. We decided about six weeks ago that we would have a real crack at this race with Aussie Triumph.
"I took her to Wyong last week and she got beaten by a head but it was probably a good thing in the end because it toughened her up.
"I bought her at the Magic Millions for not a lot of money. She'll go straight to the paddock and have a spell and hopefully come back as a bigger and better three-year-old."
Port Macquarie jockey Peter Graham was thrilled with the win.
"She's a tough little horse and I really think she will be something later on," Graham said.
The win was a popular result for omen punters who would noit have missed the significance of her name on the eve of the London Olympics.