Day At The Track

Munro has a memorable day at Invercargill

06:13 AM 17 Feb 2013 NZDT
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Bronson Munro (centre)  Munro Bronson Munro,Harness racing
Bronson Munro (centre) - pictured with the rest of the team at Dunvegan Lodge
Munro - is also a talented rugby player
Bronson Munro - driving his first winner

Harness racing junior driver Bronson Munro had a memorable day today at Invercargill (Sunday February 17) combining with step-father Neil for their first win together.

Countess Pippa who was a certainty beat at her previous start at Geraldine, was driven to perfection by Munro, leading early before trailing Alan Clark and Speedy Success.

Munro then took no risks, coming out on the bend when the opportunity presented itself rather than waiting for the passing lane.

The 3yo Earl half sister to King Charlie and Shezoneoftheboyz from there held on for a length victory over Gentle Georgia and Speedy Success.

Munro who put up one of the best salutes you will ever seen when winning his first race on Independence Day, showed his delight again with another salute, although this one didn't start half way down the straight.

Neil and Bronson then showed what a special moment it was for them with a man hug on Countess Pippa's return to the birdcage.

Munro then went on to finish second on his boss Jamie Gameson's horse Mystery Boy in race three before finishing fifth on Fear Flying in race nine.

Countess Pippa credited Bronson with his ninth career win and his fifth for the season from only 34 drives.

Tim Williams also had a great day at the office winning three races, two of them for boss Wayne Adams.

One of those wins was in a heat of the Southern Belle Speed Series aboard Presidential Ball mare Shezaball, who placed a 1-56.2 mile rate next to her name.

The other feature pace the ILT Foundation Summer Cup was taken out by the Graham Anderson and Amber Hoffman trained Ballindooley, who was driven to success by Hoffman's partner Jonny Cox.

The Fiery Ginga justified his spot in the Trans-Tasman Trotters Challenge when coming off a 60m handicap to win the main trot.

Gameson Racing Stable staff profile- Bronson Munro

Bronson discovered his love of horses and harness racing from his step father Neil Munro. Neil provided him with a good grounding before he started helping Jamie out in the school holidays when only 15 years old. He started full time at the stables the days he turned 16!

Several years later and now a Junior Driver, Bronson is part of the family.

Bronson won his first race driving Independence Day. The race wasn't remembered for its winning drive but for the winning salute that started about 50m before the finishing post. An exciting day for Bronson!

Now with 9 wins under his belt Bronson is keen to increase this tally.

Also an accomplished rugby player, Bronson plays for the Southbridge Colts rugby team and also the South Island Maori rugby team.

Mitchell ROBERTSON

Bronson and Neil Munro combined for their first win together-Countess Pippa

Bronson Munro's first win aboard Independence Day

The Fiery Ginga justifies his Trans-Tasman Challenge spot

Shezaball winning a heat of the Southern Belle Speed Series

Ballindooley winning the feature pace

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