Dancing Master broodmare Carmenchita achieved a rare feat when two of her progeny were successful on the same 12-race card at Nelson yesterday.
And while this does happen from time to time, the fact that one of Carmenchita’s progeny won as a trotter and the other as a pacer makes it particularly rare. In fact, it may have never been done in this country before?
Kicking off proceedings for Carmenchita was talented but sometimes enigmatic Sundon trotting mare Sunchita, who was on her best behaviour when notching up her fifth career win in a super time of 3-04.3 for 2400 metre standing start journey.
Her older pacing half-sister Maddison Hill wasn’t prepared to be outdone by her little sister and came with a well timed run to win the eleventh race for driver Terry Chmiel and trainer Chris Chalmers.
Both mares were bred by local Nelson trainer Brian Hill, who trains Sunchita and co-owns both mares along with his daughter, Kristie.
Carmenchita has had four foals to the races for four winners, two of them trotters and two of them pacers. Sunny Bill, a well-named Sundon two-year-old trotting colt is the next cab of the ranks.
By Mitchell Robertson