Eliza Park has enjoyed a successful foray into Apple Isle racing with the sponsorship of two races on the Tasmanian Newmarket program.
The card also saw the Dr Vu Van Tu and Amanda Lockett owned and bred Taiyin score a deserved victory in the Southern Cross over 1200m: yet another winner for Victoria’s Champion Sire, Bel Esprit (click here for our profile on Taiyin who ran second to another Bel Esprit in Ding Dong Denita at Devonport on 12 November).
Congratulations to the connections of Perfect Toy who took out the Danbird@Eliza Park Maiden (1200m) in the third of the day, while the victory of Summers Eve in the Clangalang@Eliza Park Handicap-66 was a special result for all concerned.
Summers Eve is trained by leading Tassie mentor, John Blacker, who sadly lost his wife Maree in the Somoan tsunami in September.
Summers Eve is owned by John, and Maree’s estate, and was John’s first winner since the tragedy which devastated the tight knight Tasmanian racing community.
John finished with a double for the day when Final Words won the final race on the program.
Eliza Park’s Tracey Doolan and Brent Crawford flank winning trainer John Blacker.