Day At The Track

Greysteel the best in Launceston

11:08 PM 04 Sep 2013 NZST
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Greysteel wins the Launceston Mile

Winning three feature races on the Launceston circuit was enough for talented free-for-aller Greysteel to win the Launceston Club’s Horse of the Year award.

Greysteel emerged triumphant in the $20,000 City of Launceston Cup, $10,000 Golden Mile and the $10,000 Launceston Mile.

The Zeke Slater-trained grey gelding had eight starts on the Mowbray track for three wins and two minor placings.

The award, which is for performances on the Mowbray track only, is decided upon by an independent panel of judges.

The Launceston Pacing Club’s other awards were decided by points accumulated throughout the season.

Riverboat Jasper was named 3YO of the year courtesy of him winning six of his nine starts at The TOTE Racing Centre while Tessanzo was mare of the year winning four of her 16 starts.

All of the above mentioned winners are likely to poll well in the statewide horse of the year awards that will be announced at the Tasmanian harness Racing Awards dinner at Wrest Point casino in Hobart on September 21.

by Peter Staples

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