Saturday, February 22, 2020
It was another big day at Tara Raceway for the Trengove family on Thursday when Zipping Francis, Stitch ‘Em Milli, Trickeration and Dyna Alice were all successful for the Lewiston kennel at the time-graded meeting.
Flying the flag for the team on the road trip to Mount Gambier was 19-year-old Harrison Trengove, accompanied by Jayde Hurley, and successful in an Open (400 metres) with Zipping Francis who he has owned and trained since last month.
A member of the handy Fernando Bale x Tricky Rose litter which has now produced 82 winners, Zipping Francis – an Angle Park 388 metre winner 10 days prior – took over the running down the back before holding out Crackerjack Ale for a 1½ length win in 23.38 seconds.
Successful in the next race, the Pro Greyhound Tips.com Stake (400 m), was Stitch ‘Em Milli who virtually led all the way to defeat Jacobite Jye by a half length in 23.51 seconds for Harrison’s father, Clint.
By leading sire Barcia Bale, Stitch ‘Em Milli is out of Scarp Missile who during 2015-2016 matched it with the best of them at Angle Park before retiring with 23 wins to her name.
Clint Trengove then followed up with a win in the Bartholomew Pick 6 Open Stake (400 m) with Trickeration who has now won four races for the kennel which took over the daughter of El Grand Senor x Honky Tonk Doll in mid-2019.
And also chipping in with a winner was Clint’s wife Shelley, the owner-trainer of Dyna Alice, successful in the Trackside Meats Open Stake (512 m).
Purchased 12 months ago for $2000, Dyna Alice, a daughter of Victorian city-winning sprinter Dyna Cari, has now won a further seven races, including middle-distance and staying events at Angle Park.
So when the fawn bitch found herself in second spot behind Dare To Do down the back straight she was always going to be hard to hold out – the end result being a 4¼ length win in 30.10 seconds.
This was another big day for the Trengove family, the four winners following on from their memorable Thursday last September when Trickeration, Stitch ‘Em Frank, Stitch ‘Em Raids, Stitch ‘Em Panda, Stitch ‘Em Bear and Dyna Alice had all won.
But Team Trengove’s day – which had begun at 4 a.m. – didn’t end last Thursday at Tara Raceway, Clint at Angle Park that night to rug up My Boy Bean in the Back In Motion FFA (731 m). The son of Outa Credit x Big Girl Gerald duly led all the way to win in 43.13 seconds.
For the former Broken Hill family who made the move to SA two years ago, days don’t get much bigger than this.
Meanwhile, Kid Winslow, a winner of four races at Horsham, Warrnambool and Healesville, opened his winning account at Tara Raceway when always on the pace from box one and holding out Oz Wizard to win the Rock’s Retreat Stake (400 m) by two lengths in 23.54 seconds.
Kid Winslow was bred and is owned and trained at Mininera by Robert Proctor who said the white and black son of Vee Man Vane x Proctor Rules had endured more than his fair share of setbacks in a relatively short 33-start racing career.
“Actually, being a real tail-wagger he was almost three years old before he started racing due to his tail becoming infected and subsequently requiring a significant amount having to be removed,” said Proctor, a regular at Tara Raceway Thursday meetings.
“And then round about the middle of last year he ruptured a hamstring and was off the scene for close to three months.”
It was another good week for the widely-travelled Proctor with Kid Winslow’s litter brother Master Winslow successful the following day when registering his seventh win up the straight at Healesville.
Proctor had previously been successful at Tara Raceway and Healesville on January 30 and 31 respectively with another pair of littermates in Black Zebrano and Red Potion (by Kilty Lad x Almani Dotz).