Day At The Track

Unbeaten in 17 successive races!

07:56 AM 17 Mar 2018 NZDT
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Turn it Up , the latest Courage Under Fire winner for Neil Pilcher who races him with Jim Gibbs
Turn it Up, the latest Courage Under Fire winner for Neil Pilcher who races him with Jim Gibbs
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Try and not let a glaze come over your eyes but the harness racing All Stars team just keeps setting records. And they get more extraordinary even by the week.

Last week the stable posted 10 wins from 10 races competed in. If that had ever happened before it was rare indeed.

But five days later the score is 17 races and 17 successive wins.

You can bet your  pyjamas that hasn't happened in any professional stable before.

But that, as they say, is not all.

Seven wins at Addington on Friday night is not a new  record in itself amazing as it might be. But it is if you consider it was a 10 race progamme. All Stars's previous 7 win records have been set on  12 race programmes. Never easy. But a little easier than a 10 race programme even if it not a Premier meeting as the others were 

As is occasionally brought out driver Doug Watts drove seven winners on an eighr race programme at Reefton back in the day. Six of them were trained from one stable but the devil in the detail is that three horses won two races each. To train seven winners at Addington with seven different horses is an astonishing feat.

The races were not just a+b=c either. Ohanzee had to work a bit harder than Turn It Up in the running and that made the difference (2.22.9 / 27.7) Anthem had to overcome a difficult draw and drag a puncture for the last round to run 2.22.3 / 28.4 but convincing in the end with game Duplicated third. Enchance Your Calm has, not surprisingly, something to learn about racing according to Mark but  getting some nice sectionals he outclassed his 2yo trot opponents while Elle Mac chalking up a second stable quinella with Bettor Trix, didn't run great time but ran a great race winning easily in the end after doing her fair share of work in 2.23.1 /27.8.

Winterfell took advantage of stablemate Stress Factor's keenness to get on with the job trailing on the outer and just being too strong for Mark over the final stages in a very good 2.25.7 /29.3  before Funatthebeach really stood up in the open race left sitting parked and giving Alta Orlando the trail but fighting off the older former G1 winner with a game display in 2.23.5 but home in 26.6!. Then Tim joined the party with Tennyson Bromac also sitting parked and still too strong over a G1 placegetter in 2.22.1  /27.7  which was actually the fastest time of the night

Courtesy of All Stars Stable website
http://www.allstarsracingstables.com/

Turn It Up

Anthem

Enhance Your Calm

Elle Mac

Winterfell

Funatthebeach

Tennyson Bromac

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