Southland reinswoman Kirstin Barclay continued the run of milestones during the Central Otago circuit when bringing up her 200th career win aboard The Tisbury Terror at Cromwell.
Barclay’s 200th success came just two days after Craig Thornley and Robin Swain joined the 500 win club at Roxburgh.
“I didn’t think it was ever going to happen (200 wins), these last two wins seem to have taken forever,” said Barclay, who brought up her 200th career win in the colours of her Tisbury-based employer Tom Kilkelly.
“Tom has been great to me over the years, so it was great to bring up the milestone in his colours,” said Barclay, who gave The Tisbury Terror a beautiful run in the trail.
Meanwhile, 21-year-old Rory Mcilwrick enjoyed his biggest career win to date with Devil May Care, who came with a whirlwind finish down the outside to pip Captain Peacock in the Cromwell Cup.
The Cromwell meeting also saw the conclusion of the Central Otago Trainers Bonus, which was won by Phil Williamson, who clung on to win the first prize of $4,000 after landing the Quinella in the fourth race on the card.
Central Otago Trainers' Bonus
Points allocated for wins and placings at the Cromwell, Roxburgh and Omakau harness meeting during the holidays:
Prizemoney: First, $4000; second, $1500; third, $500.
Winner: Phil Williamson (27 points).
Second: Ken Barron (24).
Third: Geoff and Jude Knight (20).
By Mitchell Robertson