Thursday, August 30, 2018
Monarto South trainer Tony Hinrichsen continued his successful run this year at Tara Raceway’s time-graded fixtures, landing a double at last week’s meeting with Lochey Swift and Trouble Waters.
Actually, Hinrichsen ran the quinella in the Trackside Meats Stake (400 m), Lochey Swift and Filthy Phantom, with only a neck separating the littermates, finishing over the top of Sanya Bay in 23.65 seconds.
And in the Gambier Vets Stake (600 m) Trouble Waters came from a fair way back to grab Oemi Allen close to home for a half length win in 35.91 seconds.
The 24 kilogram white and black bitch, sold originally as a pup for $10,000, has now won two races at Tara Raceway and one at Gawler since Hinrichsen purchased her in early June for $2000.
“It wasn’t that I was really looking for another racing dog but more so a bitch that I could breed with later on,” he said.
“So when this daughter of boom sire Fernando Bale and Hope’s Up came up for sale I jumped at the opportunity because of her outstanding bloodlines.”
By El Galo out of Little Looper, Hope’s Up won 39 races, ran 22 minor placings and amassed $86,000 in stakemoney. Her litter to Fernando Bale also includes Waterloo Kate ($31,000), Abuzz ($22,000) and Uptime Girl ($13,000).
Hope’s Up is also a half-sister to former SA champion sprinter Worm Burner, a winner of 48 races and close to $400,000 in stakemoney.