A heavy racing surface has been posted for racing at Taree on Monday, April 23 with 8 events to be run on the country card.


1:10pm – Stacks Law Firm Mdn Plate – Heavy(8) – 1411m – $20,000
Maiden, Set Weight – +3m entire

6. Flying Comet

BARRIER: 8 AGE: 4yo SEX: m PRIZE: $28,980

WEIGHT: 57kg COLOUR: ch WIN%: 0%

JOCKEY: Travis Wolfgram SIRE: Sepoy PLACE%: 17%

TRAINER: D Lane at Wyong DAM: Bonnie Ann (by Filante (NZ)) API: 1.6

COLOURS: Gold, black motif, collar and sleeves, gold and black motif cap

OWNERS: E Hirsch & Mrs M Hirsch


CAREER: 18:0-3-0

The first of the stable runners will see Flying Comet to be joined by Travis Wolfgram with the four-year-old mare running third up from a spell jumping from barrier (8).

She was last seen finishing six of 7/1350m at Wyong and returns on a quick backup, capable of being competitive in this.

11. Whitsunday

BARRIER: 3 AGE: 3yo SEX: f PRIZE: $8,795

WEIGHT: 56.5kg COLOUR: b WIN%: 0%

JOCKEY: C G O’Brien SIRE: Hinchinbrook PLACE%: 25%

TRAINER: D Lane at Wyong DAM: Ultimate Rock (by Tale Of The Cat (USA)) API: 1.1

COLOURS: Blue and white quarters, blue sleeves, red cap

OWNERS: P A Turner & Ms L B Dombrovskis, Fairways To Heaven (Mgr: D Brocklehurst)


CAREER: 8:0-0-2

Whitsunday will be joined by Chris O’Brien to compete against the stablemate jumping from barrier three with the three-year-old Filly last seen finishing sixth of eight at Wyong over 1200m.

She will likely race on speed and is in with a chance stepping up in distance.

In the rising star benchmark 69 handicap over 1007m, The Brown One will be racing under Ms Alexis MacPherson with the 8 year old mare jumping from barrier six resuming from a spell. 


3:35pm – Saxbys Soft Drinks (Bm69) – Heavy(8) – 1007m – $20,000
Benchmark 69, Handicap (Min HCP Wgt: 54.00) – +3m entire

5. The Brown One

BARRIER: 6 AGE: 8yo SEX: m PRIZE: $120,400

WEIGHT: 56kg COLOUR: br WIN%: 16%

JOCKEY: Lexi Mc Pherson (a 3.0) SIRE: Dubai Destination (USA) PLACE%: 34%

TRAINER: D Lane at Wyong DAM: Something Else (by Bubble Gum Fellow (JPN)) API: 2.1

COLOURS: Blue, white quarters, red cap

OWNERS: Miss K J Law & F P Salanitri

WINS: 2(1300), 2(1200), 5(1100)

CAREER: 58:9-6-5

When last in competition she finished 8 of 10/1000 m at Gosford in a benchmark 65 some 16 weeks ago and comes into this without a barrier trial, she shouldn’t be far away in the running, & any repeat of the performance two starts back at Gosford will see her competitive in this.

She does not always race well fresh but has placed twice from five cracks at the distance.


4:55pm – Wingham Cup On June 1st Hcp – Heavy(8) – 1614m – $20,000
Open, Handicap (Min HCP Wgt: 54.00) – +3m entire

4. Mr McBat

BARRIER: 12 AGE: 5yo SEX: g PRIZE: $114,740

WEIGHT: 58kg COLOUR: b WIN%: 18%

JOCKEY: A Bullock SIRE: Krupt PLACE%: 39%

TRAINER: D Lane at Wyong DAM: Grail Queen (by Lake Coniston (IRE)) API: 4.1

COLOURS: Cerise, lilac quarters and sleeves, quartered cap

OWNERS: Mrs J M Greentree, T R Moore, D Taaffe, J D Butler, M P Butler, T M Johnson, G G Rush, R Reeves, B K Butt, J J Livermore, R B Phillips, R Shaw, D P Hedges, S Devlin, D Russell & G A Hibbit

WINS: 1(1610), 1(1600), 1(1300), 1(1100), 1(1000)

CAREER: 28:5-3-3

Race 8 an open handicap will see Mr McBat drawn awkwardly when competing over 1614 m with Aaron Bullock aboard the five-year-old gelding.

When last in competition he finished fifth of 9/1700 m at Wellington, his un-placed in all six runs this prep, he did however finish strong at his last start after travelling 9th to finish fifth, the concern is on the barrier though he has won at the track & trip.

Good luck to all connected.

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