Celebrated local trainer Gorkan Terzi’s stable lit up the epic 2015 Listed Sable Flyers chapter with a fabulous four wins on a colourful day characterised by some blissful racing at Borrowdale Race Course last Sunday.
By Tafara Muchiuro
Borrowdale Park’s equine racing weekend was a bumper stakes harvest for the dominating Terzi yard that had 16 runners in six of Sunday’s seven carded events.
Terzi’s fantastic four, including four-year- old colt Princeton Tiger, Serge gelding Parade Prancer, latest acquisition Scarlett Ice and the gelded son of Windrush, Principled Man galloped into the big money, to spring Terzi into the $30 000 mark in stakes.
Pegwell Bay restored her lost pride for Amy Bronkhorst, while Alyson Wright’s gelding; It’s By Jingo sent the doubting Thomases dashing for cover as he grabbed a back to back win, while Duffi’s Call broke the maidens ice on career debut.
Thrilled about the four wins haul, especially early on in the season, the young trainer said: “I’m very grateful we cherish days like these with four winners and we will keep working harder and hopefully they continue.
“It’s good to start the season like this; we normally start off a bit slow and come up with a late run. To start off with a bang is great and keeps everyone’s spirit up in the yard,” Terzi said.
The sixth slotted 1 300m Springvale House Sable Flyers gold, redeemed the Jay Peg mare Pegwell Bay from a previous start’s loss and handed elated trainer Bronkhorst her breakthrough feature victory of the new season.
Saddled by Andrew Fortune, Pegwell Bay — now aged five, registered her fourth career conquest in 26 outings and was 1,25 lengths clear of trainer Kirk Swanson’s mare Iron Lady who trailed in second.
Seasoned pilot Quinton Riddle spurred It’s By Jingo 0,5 lengths ahead of Zita, to continue a breezy wave of winning form and earning second successive victory for trainer Wright.
The five-year-old Century Stand gelding is proving to have fully-recovered from a haunting injury.
Filly Duffi’s Call delivered the goods for Bridget Stidoplh’s yard, when she partnered in-form jockey Brendon McNaughton to blaze the trail, holding on to a 0,25 lengths advantage to record her maiden win.
Borrowdale Park racing thrills bounce back to the track’s Kikuyu green on October 4 with the Zimbabwe National Army Charity handicap meeting.