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8 May 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thu 5th May 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thu 5th May 2016

MY POPPA PROVES A HANDY PURCHASE
My Poppa had an all the way win in taking out the Tamworth Trophy Supplies Pace last Thursday at Tamworth and it was only by chance the six year old gelding gained a start as he was the first emergency.
“He has got some gate speed – he was emergency so lucky he got the run” said part owner and trainer Aaron Garaty who also handled the driving in the 1609 metre event.

6 May 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thursday 5th May 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thursday 5th May 2016

HIGH ON DREAMS DEFIES HIS TRAINER FOR SECOND WIN

The win of High On Dreams in the Changeover and Live Or Die Droughtbreaker Mile Final at Tamworth last Thursday was somewhat of a surprise for trainer Dean Germon.

"He won’t win another race" – well that was the light hearted reaction of Dean Germon when High On Dreams cracked his maiden status with an all the way win at Inverell the week prior at race start 69.

Roll forward four days after the eight year old gelding’s first career win and High On Dreams wraps up the Final at Tamworth.

23 April 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report_2 Thu 21st April 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report_2 Thu 21st April 2016

Droughtbreaker for The Matrix at Tamworth 
For Bathurst trainer Nathan Hurst the win of The Matrix in the second heat the Live or Die Droughtbreaker Mile Heat 2 also heralded a winning double as both a trainer and reinsman.

22 April 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thu 21st April 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thu 21st April 2016

MAGIC MADDIE BREAKS HER DROUGHT
The drought has been broken for Magic Maddie – that’s the winning drought!
Tamworth HRC hosted two heats of the Droughtbreaker Series last week and the Cameron Davies trained Magic Maddie was the first to break through in taking out the Changeover Droughtbreaker Mile.
“It was a really good run” said Davies after the win “She got a bit of luck which is needed around here (Tamworth)”

8 April 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thursday 7th April 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thursday 7th April 2016

Old Boys Pace 
“It was an oldie but a goodie” could have quite possibly summed up the day at Tamworth last Thursday when the Club hosted many old trainers and drivers on their old stomping ground.
They may have been arch enemies on the track in years gone by but they certainly showed they valued their friendships- with plenty of tales being told – whilst watching some tough competition happening on the paceway.

25 February 2016
WINGS OF DESIRE 25th February 2016
WINGS OF DESIRE 25th February 2016 by Julie Maughan

Wings of Desire had his own “surprise party” in taking out the opening event – the TAB Rewards Pace - but the gelding forgot to send an invite to his trainer Paul York.

York was literally the last to learn of the win as the Australia Post Manager (New England Operations) was away at a work meeting in Shoal Bay – with his phone turned off!

What a surprise when York looked at the results later that day.

“After I turned the phone on I heard all the messages come through and when I looked at the results I saw he (Wings of Desire) had won. I went “shivers he has won” chuckled York.

20 February 2016
Joan Bullock Memorial Thursday 18th February 2016
Joan Bullock Memorial Thursday 18th February 2016 by Julie Maughan

Will Star Mara be as good as her mum? Well the writing is on the wall to say yes with full confidence.

The four year old mare is every owner and trainers dream – qualify one week and win a feature race the next!

“It is always a nice pleasant surprise to win but I was confident” said Sawyer’s Gully trainer Paul Collins who was recounting the win of Star Mara in the $8000 Joan Bullock Memorial race at Tamworth last week.

18 February 2016
Who Killed Kenny a Good Tonic for Mackney 18th February 2016
Who Killed Kenny a Good Tonic for Mackney 18th February 2016 by Julie Maughan

Who Killed Kenny a Good Tonic for Mackney

The win of Who Killed Kenny relieved the pain just marginally for trainer Danny Mackney in taking out the Global Bloodstock Pace (1980m) at Tamworth.

Mackney normally handles the reins behind the Kenneth J-Fakin Romar gelding but engaged Lola Weidemann on this occasion due to being on the sick list himself.

17 February 2016
MISSEN STABLES FIRING 18th February 2016
MISSEN STABLES FIRING 18th February 2016 by Julie Maughan

Yap Yap Yomax greeted the judge with a handy win in the Mobile Sponsorship Now Available Pace (1609m) much to the relief of all connected with the pacer.

The Ultimate Falcon-Jacks Memory gelding has been a “handful” for trainer Tony Missen but after some perseverance and adding young reinsman Brendan James into the “recipe for success” the 7 yo has popped up with a winner.

“I love the horse” said James of Yap Yap Yomax. “He’s pretty good and I have to thank Tony (Missen) for giving me the drive”

4 February 2016
Gottaluva Sunday wins Vale Margaret Ford Pace 4th February 2016 by Julie Maughan
Gottaluva Sunday wins Vale Margaret Ford Pace 4th February 2016 by Julie Maughan

Gottaluva Sunday made light work of taking out the Vale Margaret Ford Pace.

From the pole trainer and reinsman Mitch Faulkner was waiting for some pressure to be placed on the four year old mare but she was left alone out in front producing quarters of 31.8s, second quarter 30.3s, third quarter 30.1s and fourth quarter 29.6s.