Day At The Track

World Driving Championship concludes

11:55 PM 01 Mar 2015 NZDT
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The World Driving Championship has been completed after the final heat was run at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Inter Dominion day.  The afternoon consisted of ten races with seven of them being Gr. 1 events.  The remaining three were run at Gr. 2 level including the final heat of the WDC.

France’s Tony Le Beller drove the favourite Our Hi Jinx and was expected to be involved in the battle for the early lead but with a lot of speed coming from horses drawn wider on the track he got shuffled back early.  Heza Thrill driven by Spain’s Guillermo Adrover worked from the widest draw to find the front and led turning for home but after a strong tempo it was a horse racing just off the pace that proved too strong.

New Zealand’s Dexter Dunn brought Global View with a well timed run to win the race and it was no surprise considering the success that Dunn has had during the Championship.  Global View broke the track record for 2400 metres recording a mile rate of 1:53.4.  Second was Heza Thrill and Guillermo Adrover, El Rama finished third with Norway’s Vidar Hop while Im Blue Double Dee was fourth with Pierre Vercruysse in the sulky.

It was a remarkable performance by Dexter Dunn.  After five heats he was in ninth position but a strong performance at Wagga Wagga on Tuesday night saw him climb the leaderboard.

Here is the 2015 World Driving Championship completed point score

Name

WDC

Dexter Dunn

200

Tony Le Beller

146

Tim Tetrick

142

Mika Forss

139

Jody Jamieson

132

Knud Monster

122

Chris Alford

119

Pierre Vercryusse

119

Guillermo Adrover 

101

Vidar Hop

100

Peter McMullen

Australia (travelling Reserve)

 

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USA representative Tim Tetrick picked up a drive in the Gr. 1 Ladyship Mile and drove Laterron into third placing behind the Mark Purdon trained Adore Me.  Adore Me set a new Australasian mile record when she stopped the clock in 1:47.7 for the mile.

Tetrick finished second in the final event on the program as well.

Thank you to all of the drivers that competed in the World Driving Championship.   

Greg Hayes | Media Coordinator | Harness Racing New South Wales |

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