Day At The Track

Qld winter carnival profile: Christen Me

07:59 AM 08 Jun 2016 NZST
Comment (...) Tweet Share Email Print
2014-11-26_HRNSW Racing Wrap_Christen Me.jpg

The 2016 Racing Queensland UBET winter carnival is fast approaching and in the coming weeks, Queensland harness broadcaster Chris Barsby will profile a number of major players vying for the top prizes.

With 18 Black Type races on the program for the 2016 Winter Carnival, the carnival’s pinnacle in 2016 is the G1 Blacks A Fake, which now boasts an impressive $200,000 in stakes.

The carnival spans from May 28 to July 30.

Here’s a profile featuring a pacer that is certain to attract plenty of interest and attention as he chases the state’s best races.

Name: Christen Me

Stable Name: CC

Age: 7yo gelding

Owner: Charles Roberts & Vicki Purdon

Trainer: Cran Dalgety

Driver: Dexter Dunn

Prizemoney: $2,356,392

Biggest win: Gr.1 Miracle Mile, Gr.1 Hunter Cup, Gr.1 Victoria Cup, Gr.1 Chariots of Fire

Target: UBET Picket Fence Challenge – Gr.2 $50k Sunshine Sprint and Gr.1 $200k Blacks A Fake

Trainer says: “He’s an elite athlete, one of the very best in this part of the world and a pleasure to be part of his team. He’s always performed every time he’s raced in Australia previously and although we venture into unchartered waters with Brisbane this time around, I’m confident he can get the job done. Unfortunately, we’ve missed the bulk of the season owing to a few setbacks but the Queensland campaign fits his schedule perfectly so hopefully we can pick up some money and some warm weather next month.”

Barsby says: “The star attraction of the 2016 Brisbane winter carnival, what a thrill to have a horse of this magnitude racing in our backyard and vying for the lucrative prizes on offer. It’s a formidable trio of outstanding horse, trainer and driver so expect plenty of support to head his way when his graces the track at Albion Park. His form since resuming has been very good and the Australian style of racing suits him ideally – get your backside trackside to witness this modern day great.”

Comment (...) Tweet Share Email Print

Read More News About...

Stallion Name

Next article: