Top flight trotter Speeding Spur continued his remarkable come back when he won the Group 1 Rowe Cup at Auckland. In the ultimate staying test over the 3200-metre trip, the son of Pegasus Spur proved too strong for his rivals. This was Speeding Spur’s seventh Group 1 victory and he now has close to $880,000 in the locker. The race was a triumphant for resident trotting stallion Pegasus Spur who provided the quinella on the time-honoured feature.
Champion stallion Bettor’s Delight daughter Kayla Marie was rewarded for her consistency with a New Zealand record victory in the 2yo sires stake final at Auckland. She paced 1.54.7 for the 1700 metre journey. At Invercargill Bettor’s Delight provided the trifecta on the Diamond Creek farm 2yo Classic. A Bettor Act lowered the New Zealand record for the 2yo’s over 2200 metres when he paced 1.57.5 in the key Southland feature.
Gun sire American Ideal has unearthed another star in Duke Of Wellington. The star 3yo made it four wins on the bounce when he effortlessly accounted for a quality field in the Group 2 Southern Supremacy at Invercargill, his future is very bright. Out west Bletchly Park made a winning debut at Pinjarra in the APG 2yo series race. Pouncing on the lead, he easily accounted for his rivals in 1.56.2! The full brother to millionaire Bling It On looks a key player in any freshman feature he contests this season.