Promising Three Year FiIly Trotter Barefoot Sally (Bacardi Lindy / Strapon NZ) bounced staight to the front from barrier one and was never headed for an effortless win beating the $1.60 favorite Dells Boy in the Ausure Insurance Three Year Old Trot at Shepparton last evening.
Barefoot Sally had one start as a Two Year Old qualifying for the Vicbred Series Final but surcombed to a virus and had to be scratched from the final.
Special praise goes to the Trainer/Driver Danny Ferris for his patience in nurturing the filly with lots of trials and education before presenting her for her win.
Her Breeders and Part Owners Geoff and Lorraine Barnes put a lot of thought into naming of the filly from Strapon.
They purchased the dam Strapon in New Zealand with a view to a broodmare career, she was trained there by recently retired Sally Fenning. Sally's unique ability to get the best out of her charges impressed Geoff and after reading a Barry Lichter story on Harnesslink thought it would be appropriate to name the first foal after Sally, of course she is Barefoot Sally's No 1 fan.
Many good judges predict a bright future for the Bacardi Lindy filly.