Two Wells-based Jack Trengove took training honours at Mount Gambier’s time-graded meeting last Thursday when successful with Hillbilly Road and litter sisters Emerley Sharon and Emerley Aussie.
The treble was his sixth at the local track this year and brought up his 38th winner – a fair effort considering he didn’t make his first appearance at Tara Raceway until half-way through the year.
Trengove’s treble followed several recent trips to Broken Hill where he had been looking to clinch the leading trainer award for a third successive year.
“Periodically I’d been making trips back to Broken Hill to race after I relocated to South Australia earlier in the year,” he said.
“And when I was still in the mix for the leading trainer award nearing the end of the season I figured it was probably worth having a crack at making in three wins in a row. As it turned out, I just managed to get over the line.”
Meanwhile, at last Sunday’s meeting, the Tracie Price trained Whole Way once again gave a track record a nudge when scoring a big win in the Metal Worx Mixed Stake (600 metres) in 34.83 seconds.
The current record holder is Pirate’s Curse who lowered McIvor Verna’s middle-distance record of 34.84 seconds, which had stood for close to two years, with a time of 34.79 seconds in April 2019.
It was only last month that Whole Way, son of Spring Gun and Springvale Hope, had run close to Nellie Noodles’ long-standing 43.45 seconds 732 metres track record when clocking 43.47 seconds.