Day At The Track

Blair hits 100 for the second season in a row

06:45 PM 02 Jul 2015 NZST
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Blair Orange - Has hit 100 winners for 2014/2015 with a month still to go in the season
Blair Orange - Has hit 100 winners for 2014/2015 with a month still to go in the season
Cerato
Nova Time

Harness racing reinsman Blair Orange has done what a lot of industry people thought might be out of reach this season and chalked up 100 driving wins.

Last season Blair notched up 100 driving wins for the first time in his career but that was when he was working for the all conquering All Star barn.

For this season Blair moved camps and took up a position as the stable foreman for the Ken Barron barn.

While Ken always has a very strong team around him, it is not on the same scale as the All Star barn and many thought Blair would battle to hit the hundred mark this season.

However right from the beginning of the season Blair has been driving in dynamic form and has chalked up some notable milestones this year.

Blair joined the 1000 wins club when successful with Change Time at Addington at the end of January and it is no coincidence that the Ken Barron stable has had its most successful season since Ken went solo in 2005 and just needs one more winner to crack the fifty wins for the season for the first time.

Blair went to Forbury Park tonight with ninety eight driving wins in the bag  for the season and while he had a useful book, it was hard to label one as a likely winner.

That all changed pretty quickly with a couple of Blair Orange " specials" that saw him reach the 100 mark by race 4.

The first of the two winners was Cerato who Blair took straight to the front and  then rated  to perfection to get him home for a comfortable victory at odds of twelve to one.

Blair followed that up in the very next race with another lovely front running drive on Nova Time who lead all the way and held on gamely at odds of seven to one.

To hit the 100 mark this season, Blair has had to travel and it has not been uncommon to see him at Ascot Park, Addington and Alexandra Park in the space of three days.

Forbury Park is another track that has seen a lot of Blair this season and it is good to see all the hard work pay off for one of the industry's star reinsman.

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