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Age no problem with Glenburn Addy

10:38 AM 26 Sep 2016 NZDT
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JOB DONE: Glenburn Addy cruises to victory for driver Reece Maguire in the opening race at Wagga Paceway on Friday night.

At nine years of age, Glenburn Addy’s race days are drawing to a close but she’s showing no signs of slowing down just yet with her 15th harness racing career win at Wagga Paceway on Friday night.

Glenburn Addy ($4.10) was perfectly placed to win under the conditions of the race with most of her rivals having won far less races.

Trainer Tim Doherty has been looking after Glenburn Addy for the past two weeks. “She is due to go in foal to Modern Art and it was easier having her down here at Albury to have that done,” Doherty said. “She was well placed with the drop back in class clause for mares and the concession claim for Reece (Maguire).”

Glenburn Addy has earned $70,000 and added an extra $1000 as owner Ray Walker is a member of the NSW Standardbred Owners Association.

Doherty believes Glenburn Addy can win another race before she is retired. “She pretty much paid for herself to go in foal the other night,” he said. “She will keep racing until she goes in foal.” 

Maguire won the race named in his honour as the leading driver at Wagga last season. He is shortly to leave Australia for a stint working in the harness racing industry in New Zealand.

The bonus was won in consecutive races after promising filly Million Dollar Gem ($3.50) again led throughout for her second win.

The three-year-old collected Yirribee Stud a further $1000 on top of the prize money. Million Dollar Gem won at odds of $30 late last month, but started second favourite on Friday night on the strength of that win. Reinsman Scott Woodhouse again found the lead form gate two on the lightly raced juvenile before clearing out at the finish.

The Million Dollar Cam filly won by five metres from Proserpina and beaten favourite Rocknchaton, in a mile rate of 2:01.7. “She goes pretty good and keeps getting better,” Woodhouse said.

Mammals Flash produced the win of the night spacing his rivals in a fast mile rate of 1.58.9 to take out the Wagga Premier Trainer Shane Hillier C1-C2 Pace (2165m). The five-year-old won by almost 30 metres to add to his impressive record since joining his trainer Brian Smith. Junee reinsman Cameron Hart found the lead on Mammals Flash who couldn’t hold the big pacer slow enough as he entered the final 600 metres. The favourite dominated his opponents for his third win for Smith which also includes three seconds and two thirds from nine starts.

Other winners on Friday night were the Laura Crossland-trained Fiery Achiever ($2.30), Steve Boyington’s Desiring Bella ($3.90), Chris Chant’s Danielles Pride ($3.70) and Bruce Harpley’s new filly Habanero ($3.50).

Reprinted with permission of The Daily Advertiser

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