Day At The Track

Thorn kicks off Interdom day with a double

03:36 AM 03 Mar 2013 NZDT
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Menangle Park harness racing trainer trainer David Thorn shared his stable runners around and landed the first two features of the day on Inter Dominion Grand Final day (Sunday March 3).

Thorn took out the first two events with Kiwi exports Scarrymcleary and Poacher, on one of the biggest days of harness racing ever seen in Australia.

The Slingsby Holdings Australasian Young Drivers Championship Stakes saw ScarrymcLeary hold off Rupeeno Cullen and Garnet River to score in a 1:55.9 mile rate.

Even though Kiwi reinsman Josh Dickie won the race it was young West Australian Chris Voak who took out the Young Drivers Championship, winning three races at Goulburn, Menangle and Penrith during the earlier heats of the series run during the week.

Voak, a 24-year-old qualified electrician finished well back, but had secured enough points to win the series.

"It's been absolute pleasure to be with all the young drivers, I'm sure there's been connections made that are going to stay with us for life," Voak said.

Thorn then backed up in the second race, the Lexus of Parramatta International Lady Drivers Stakes, when Ashlee Siejka led most of the way to win with Poacher.

Siejka, who has been an Inter Dominion Ambassador in recent months, rated Poacher to perfection and sizzled home in a 26 second final quarter, to beat My Temudjin and Our El Nini.

Poacher joins the likes of Lombo Pocket Watch and Mr Feelgood who share the fastest final quarter to be run at Tabcorp Park Menangle.





Courtesy of Harness Racing New South Wales

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