Georges Plains harness racing trainer Bernie Hewitt will return to his base near Bathurst in mid September after a successful two month stint in Queensland. Hewitt has been campaigning north of the border for five weeks and has already won ten races and is hoping to pick up a few more wins before heading home.
"I brought ten horses to Queensland with me, I have won ten races, I have sold a couple of them and I'm hoping to sell another two before I return home," Hewitt said.
"A Passion For Aces won a race at Albion Park on Tuesday, he has been racing really well and I think he might be able to pick up another one before I head home, when I get back I want to give him a quick freshen up and then set him for a few of the Country Cups around New South Wales."
While Hewitt has been away his nephew Sam has been in charge at home.
"Sam and another worker have been looking after twelve horses while I have been away, they haven't started many but having them there has allowed my wife Cath to come up here and give me a hand and my daughter Gemma has been helping me too."
Despite being interstate Hewitt has been keeping an eye on the rugby league results with his son Doug playing in the Penrith Panthers Holden Cup Team.
"Doug has been playing in the halves for Penrith this year and his under 20's team is having a good run, I think they are second on the ladder at the moment and I'm hoping they can make it through to the Grand Final on NRL Grand Final day because I have bought tickets for the first time."
"I am a Rabbitohs supporter so I'm hoping for Penrith to be in the Holden Cup Grand Final and Souths to be in the first grade big one that would be a dream day."
Harness Racing New South Wales