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Pachacuti named Tasmanian horse of the year

08:33 AM 08 Oct 2017 NZDT
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Pachacuti storms home to win the Governor's Cup, harness racing
Pachacuti storms home to win the Governor's Cup
Peter Staples Photo

A brilliant victory in last season's Easter Cup in Launceston was the catalyst that earned star free-for-all pacer Pachacuti the title of Tasmania's best harness racing horse for season 2016-17.

Pachacuti was crowned horse of the year at the annual gala award presentations at Luxbet Park Hobart last night.

Pachacuti's Easter Cup victory in track record time gave his trainer-driver Todd Rattray his biggest win in his home state but the gallant gelding also snared the Devonport Cup, Governor's Cup and

Toreace Cup as well as finishing a game second to Lets Elope in the Group 3 Tasmania Cup.

The gelding amassed seven wins and three seconds from 13 starts for $73,512 in prizemoney that took his career stake earnings to well beyond $300,000.

It is the gelding's second horse of the year title having won the crown as a three-year-old in 2012-13.

Pachacuti spent some time in the care of Todd's older brother James Rattray in NSW where he performed well but not at the level he produced last season.

Peter Staples

 

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