Hawkesbury Trainers On A Winning Spree

Hawkesbury trainers went on a widespread winning spree over the weekend stretching from Canberra to Brisbane.

Hawkesbury Trainers On A Winning Spree

Hawkesbury trainers went on a widespread winning spree over the weekend stretching from Canberra to Brisbane.

Top of the list was Garry Frazer, who turned the Brisbane winter carnival clock back 23 years by winning with Spright at Doomben.

Frazer’s victory with Spright Horseform in the $175,000 Healy Stakes (1200m) was his first Brisbane success since he won the 1995 Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm with Turridu.

It was the highlight of a great weekend for Hawkesbury trainers with five wins over two days at Randwick, Newcastle and Canberra.

“I haven’t had many starters in Brisbane since Turridu, and it was great to win another feature with this mare,” Frazer said.

“Spright can reel off a pretty good finish when she gets the race to run to suit. It worked out perfectly.

“Her winning time of 1.09.3 was a new race record for the Healy Stakes.”

Frazer has done a splendid job with Spright, a $100,000 purchase at the 2015 Melbourne Premier yearling sale.

Her earnings have risen beyond $600,000 and her five wins to date have included three Group 3 races in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and a Listed race.

“That’s it now with her for the time being,” Frazer said. “She is coming home and will spell for three weeks then we’ll put her back into work with the spring in mind.

Frazer’s victory with Spright came after a success at his home meeting with Angelo last Thursday and was the eighth Hawkesbury-trained winner in five days.

Those winners were:

HAWKESBURY Thursday: Angelo and Legistation (Wade Slinkard);

CANBERRA Friday: Boyer (Brad Widdup) and Alastriona (Scott Singleton);

RANDWICK Saturday: Reiby Rampart (Jason Attard):

NEWCASTL:E Saturday: Hendo’s Reward (Mitchell & Desiree Kearney);

DOOMBEN Saturday: Spright.

SCONE Monday: Dynamic Dynasty (Mitchell & Desiree Kearney)

Hawkesbury husband and wife training duo Mitchell and Desiree Kearney won their second race in three days when Dynamic Dynasty lived up to his name with a barrier to box performance at Scone on Monday.

They quickly gave credit to their family who play an integral role in their training business.

“Without their help, Mitch and I would not be able to do what we are doing,” said Desiree Kearney.

“My brother William is our main trackwork rider and Mitch’s brother Shane does a great job working around the stables.

“My cousin Robbie Brewer comes in and helps riding fast work. We have a great staff and we’re very appreciative of everyone’s support.”

Apprentice Rachel Hunt partnered Dynamic Dynasty Horseform at Scone after going to Hawkesbury to ride him in some of his pacework.

He bolted home by more than four lengths from Eagleworks – and there was some irony in the result.

The runner-up is prepared by Paul Perry, who trained Dynamic Dynasty earlier in his career when he showed a lot of promise.

“Our main client Peter Knight purchased Dynamic Dynasty earlier this year for his partner Robyn Tatham,” Mrs Kearney explained.

“We got him on the day Racing NSW approved our joint training partnership in February.”

Hendo’s Magic, ridden a cleverly-judged race out in front by Robbie Brewer to break through at Newcastle last Saturday, was the first leg of the Kearney double.

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