Day At The Track

Turner brings up 100 winners for the season

11:16 AM 07 May 2014 NZST
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Kerry Ann Turner - recently notched up her 100th training success for the season.
Five year old mare Grace Artois is a handy performer that has won nine races in her career but she is a horse that trainer KerryAnn Turner will never forget. The daughter of Art Major's win on Saturday night at Newcastle was Turner's 100th NSW winner for the season and was very special.

"I am really proud of everyone that works for me, it has been a great team effort but to bring up 100 winners with four months of the season to go is a very big achievement," Turner said.

"At the start of the season I set myself a goal of training 100 winners and with the big team and some quality horses in the stable I thought it was a realistic target but the team has well and truly exceeded expectations and I don't think 130 winners is out of the question by the end of August."

With stable driver and partner Robbie Morris on the sidelines for an extended period with a broken leg, Turner admits it will be tough to keep the winners flowing.

"Now Rob is out it is going to make it a bit harder, but Cameron Jones is a great worker to have around the place and he has had a bit more lumped on him because I have to do more of the race driving.'

"As soon as the sun is up we are working and sometimes we are still going when the sun goes down but anyone who has horses knows that it is a 24 hour job, you never really get a break."

Turner has a few runners engaged on Saturday night at Tabcorp Park Menangle and believes Dealer is the best chance.

"Dealer raced really well in the heats of the Carousel, he finished third in both of them and was probably a bit unlucky not to get through to the final, but he is very consistent and I'm expecting another honest effort on Saturday night."

Dealer will start from barrier nine in race one on Saturday night, the event will begin at 4:55pm

By Greg Hayes - SKY Racing

 | Harness Racing New South Wales |










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