Day At The Track

Roy Roots jnr out to cap memorable days

12:59 AM 15 Jun 2020 NZST
Comment (...) Tweet Share Email Print
Tom Ison, harness racing
Tom Ison drove a winning treble at Newcastle on Friday night, including both victors for boss Roy Roots jnr.

Central Mangrove harness racing trainer Roy Roots jnr will look to cap a memorable few days for his family with wins at Newcastle Paceway on Monday.

Roots jnr had a winning double at Newcastle on Friday night with The Big Dig and Topsky. His wife, Cherie Tritton, owns Topsky.

The trainer's brother-in-law, Shane Tritton, and his wife, Lauren, then made a stunning debut in the US, winning with their first two starters, My Ruebe Star and Gods Spirit, at Meadowlands. The Trittons, who grew up in the Hunter and dominated harness racing in the region for the best part of a decade, moved from Menangle to the US in March.

Back home, Roots jnr went close to a winning return to Menangle racing on Saturday night with The Black Prince and Pitch Perfect.

In the first Menangle meeting since the end of COVID-19 regional restrictions, The Black Prince was second in the group 3 Golden Mile. Pitch Perfect was a close second in heats of a series with a $30,000 final. Doubledelightbrigade (Michael Formosa) and Royal Gamble (Mark Callaghan) were also second in heats.

Pacing returns to Newcastle on Monday and Roots jnr has She's Our Sapphire (race one), He's The Warrior (six) and Marty Major (eight) as top hopes.

Craig Kerry 

Reprinted with permission of Newcastle Herald

Comment (...) Tweet Share Email Print

Read More News About...

Stallion Name

Next article: