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Tomlinson wins second Daily Freight Kidz Kartz Cup

06:39 PM 17 Nov 2013 NZDT
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Kerryn Tomlinson salutes the crowd as she crosses the line in first place in the 2013 Kidz Kartz Cup

She may not have won the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup but for Kerryn Tomlinson, the Daily Freight Kidz Kartz Cup is the next best alternative.

The thirteen-year-old won the race for the second time on Friday when teaming up with Dimmy for an emphatic win over Ricki, Frisbee and Gem. The latter was driven by Kerryn’s younger brother Zane.

Tomlinson first won the race aboard Frisbee in 2011, beating Dimmy and her older sister Sheree.

For 11-year-old pony Dimmy it was his first win in the race after finishing in the money twice – So, you could say he was overdue.

Tomlinson, who attends West Melton Primary School, was understandably excited to have won the race for the second time.

“It is a big thrill and I am so pleased for Dimmy,” said a horsemad Tomlinson.

Tomlinson warned that she would be back again next year to attempt a three-peat.

“I am yet to win the Cup-Prelude at Riccarton, so I might have to go for the double next season,” she added.

When asked about her long term future, Kerryn said that she would love to become a Junior Driver and see where that could take her, but, for the time being, she is just pleased to be the Kidz Kartz champion –Again.

Kerryn is the daughter of driver Amanda Tomlinson and the granddaughter of West Melton trainer Ken Ford.

By Mitchell Robertson

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