Two Wells trainer Jack Trengove still remembers his first trip to Tara Raceway – back in June 2021 soon after he had relocated from Broken Hill to SA.
He had eight runners engaged on that Thursday afternoon and did pretty well when landing a treble with Curiouser, It’s A Louie and Jackie’s Exhibit who had all been recent Broken Hill winners.
Trengove, 23 at the time, has made the trip to Mount Gambier plenty of times since but never with as much success as last Thursday when enjoying his best day at any track with five winners – Archer Four, Subzero Annie, Crusher, Seasonal and Sweeping.
Archer Four, a son of Worm Burner and Cawbourne Zebra – a six-race winner at Angle Park and Murray Bridge – was having his sixth start when lining up in the Winning Post Supplies Maiden Stake (305 metres).
And the brindle dog quickly pushed through from box four to find the front before racing away to 6¾ length win in a personal best 18.08 seconds for Mark and Janelle Archer of Townsville.
“This is my first involvement with Mark and Janelle and after rearing four of the litter for them it was nice to be able to win with Archer Four,” Trengove said.
Subzero Annie had been through six trainers in the space of six months for two wins prior to Trengove taking over 12 months ago and having now won eight races at Broken Hill, Murray Bridge, Gawler and Mount Gambier.
Raced by Adelaide owner Richard Crewdson, the daughter of Fernando Bale and the unraced Subzero Doll never left the rails and held on for a narrow win in 23.50 seconds over the wide-running Correlate in the Swallow Drive Meats TG5+W Stake.
Crusher, a 531 metre maiden winner at Gawler earlier this month, had no trouble in making the step up in class when leading all the way for a 4½ length win over Send It Sammy in 30.20 seconds in the Exchange Printers TG1-4W Stake (512 m).
By Fernando Bale, Crusher is out of former more than handy middle-distance performer Thriving. He is raced by Victorian-based Amanda Tullio who also bred the black dog.
Seasonal, a daughter of Shima Shine and 600 metre The Meadows winner Appointed, was never in any danger of defeat in the Metal Worx TG5+W Stake (512 m) when leading all the way and defeating kennelmate Springvale Jess by 7¼ lengths in a best of day 29.85 seconds.
“I’m currently training 10 dogs for the Tullio family although in the case of Seasonal she’s one that they gave me to race early in her career. She’s now won eight races so I’ve had a bit of fun with her,” Trengove said.
Sweeping, a litter sister to Crusher, wrapped up the kennel’s big day with an effortless five length all the way win over Full On Fury in the Todd’s Photographics TG1-4W Stake (400 m) in 23.38 seconds.
And the litter went close to landing a treble after kennelmate Apparently later in the day just went down in a maiden stake over 530 metres at Angle Park to Footrot Fan.
Trengove, who was back again for Sunday’s Category 2 meeting, said he was now looking at bringing down dogs to Mount Gambier on a fortnightly basis to race at the Thursday and Sunday meetings.