Day At The Track

Still training winners at 86

10:36 PM 02 Jul 2015 NZST
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Watch My Sox
Watch My Sox

Bridgewater On Loddon breeder/owner/trainer Eric Rothacker at 86 years of age is still winning races 59 years after he won an Inter-dominion.

Eric who was successful in winning the 1956 (Sydney) Inter Dominion Championship with Gentleman John, was victorious with lightly raced six-year-old Last Sunset/Maorita gelding Watch My Sox in the 136 Days To St Arnaud Pacing Cup Trotters Handicap for T0 or better class over 2100 metres at the St Arnaud HRC fixture conducted at Charlton last Thursday.

Driven by Inglewood’s Peter Sanderson, Watch My Sox, coming off an eye-catching third at Bendigo a week earlier, began brilliantly from 10 metres to lead running into the first turn and scored by an easy 7.3-metre margin.

Tella Tall Tale, which trailed the whole way, eased off his back on turning to no avail, with New Divide (one/one) a further 8.3 metres away in third place.

Eric’s wife Ann also shares in the ownership.

Cody Winnell

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