Kennedy has 'unreal' day at harness meeting
Bayswater farmer Dave Kennedy bred three winners and had a link to a fourth at Saturday's Invercargill Harness Racing Club meeting.
Winners Pay Me Quick (www.southlandharness.co.nz Pace), Beaudiene Cheekychic (McKnight and Brown Pace) and Beaudiene Clemintyne (Golden Girls' Series Heat) were nurtured by Kennedy.
He and Ashburton horseman John Hay bred Pay Me Quick.
Beaudiene Bonnie, the dam of Saturday's C1 winner, Northview Major (Burgess Masonry Ltd Pace), was bred by Kennedy.
''You dream of days like this. It's unreal,'' Kennedy said of Saturday's success.
Pay Me Quick was returned to Kennedy a month ago after being raced on lease by a syndicate from Murray Brown's Ascot Park stable.
Kennedy spelled her for a week, worked her two weeks before placing her with Woodlands trainer Steve Baucke.
The McArdle mare's win on Saturday was in a heat of a claimers' series.
The final is at Winton on Sunday.
However, Pay Me Quick will have a new owner for the final after being claimed on Saturday by driver Jonny Cox, acting as agent.
Kennedy's wife, Dawn, is a part-owner of Beaudiene Cheekychic, while the Waihopai Racing Syndicate owns Beaudiene Clemintyne.
Both horses, along with Northview Major, are trained by Murray Brown.
Royal Cynic (second) and Franco Synergy (10th) were others claimed in race one.
Shaun Davis, of Invercargill, claimed Royal Cynic and is sending the gelding to the Rolleston stable of his father Peter Davis and Margo Nyhan.
Winton farrier-trainer Tim White claimed Franco Synergy.
- The Southland Times