The in-form Dave Farrar-Riley Fortin team struck again with a double in the return of harness racing to the Gunbower Harness Racing Club track on Sunday.By Gus Underwood
The in-form Dave Farrar-Riley Fortin team struck again with a double in the return of harness racing to the Gunbower Harness Racing Club track on Sunday.
The Farrar-trained My Mums A Star and Arriens were successful at the meeting, courtesy of top Fortin drives.
My Mums A Star created her own piece of history by winning the first race in the return to racing at Gunbower, a feat Farrar also achieved earlier this year when Gangster Boy won at Wangaratta when the club staged its first meeting on its track for seven years.
Fortin also reined My Mums A Star to victory two starts earlier at Cobram on November 6.
Connections are now looking forward to a Modern Art colt foaled last week by My Mums A Star’s dam, Silkari Star.
Farrar and Fortin were back in the winner’s circle two races later at Gunbower with lightly raced three-year-old Arriens upstaging the favourite Forest Fury after another confident Fortin drive.
Farrar races Arriens in partnership with Shepparton businessman Michael Moroney and his wife Gay and Rochester’s Sue Ludby.
The wins of My Mums A Star and Arriens followed up a win by Gangster Boy at Cobram the previous Monday.
‘‘Along with Attackamach, who is making good progress for his comeback there are four last-start winners in the stable at present which is very satisfying,’’ Farrar said.
Farrar was also quick to praise 23-year-old Fortin, who works for him in preparing a team at the Kialla complex.
‘‘He has had only the 15 drives this season for me now and has driven seven winners. He is very patient and keen to learn and is a good listener,’’ he said.
‘‘He wants to be a successful driver and he’s certainly on the way to achieving that.’’
Artist Nici Cumpston will hold a free Artist Talk at Shepparton Art Museum tonight, speaking about her body of work based around the Shepparton region.
It’s been a long journey for Tim Roadley but his dream of creating a multi-sport endurance event on the Murray River is now going to be a reality.
It was a big day for Jye McNeil on Sunday, not only celebrating his 19th birthday, but riding a double at the Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club’s meeting, including the big one, the Vraca and Varapodio Italian Plate (1600 m), on the Gerald Egan-trained Jetconi.
Echuca Football Club has signed Joel Magnabosco and Kane Morris for next season.
On Friday Rochester’s St Joseph’s Primary School opened a time capsule which was buried in the 1980s.
Waste collection in Campaspe Shire will change for two weeks during the festive season.
Valley Park Farms' egg production facility is expected to increase production and staff after a $100 000 Victorian Government grant.
Murchison’s Jane Spencer’s first exhibition It Just Dawned On Me will be on show in Shepparton in the first half of next year.
Lisa Milligan has started a new dog grooming business in Heathcote to help fund her Wild ABout Wildlife centre in Kilmore.
Police allege a man attempted to rob a Cobram supermarket today.
Federal Member for Farrer Sussan Ley says plans are in the works on how to get natural gas to Deniliquin.
New Transport Accident Commission research has revealed why some young country drivers habitually take risks on regional roads.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria and Country Fire Authority will be performing planned burns in Goomalibee on Monday.
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