Mum's the word for Tracee
Life can be busy at times for trainer-driver Tracee Sherborne.
She trains a small team at Ascot Park with her partner Ray Faithful, is the mother of 3-month-old Abbey-Rose and has one drive at the Invercargill harness meeting today.
Sherborne will be having her second drive for the season when she reins Our Blossom in the CRT Junior Drivers' Trot. The pair combined for a workout at Andrew Armour's training property at West Plains on Sunday. Our Blossom is stabled there while North Canterbury trainer Brent Borcoskie campaigns her in Southland.
Sherborne intends to compete occasionally in junior driver races.
''I'm not going out of my way to chase drives,'' she said yesterday.
''Unless you're getting five or six drives a meeting, its too hard to stick at it. I'll focus on training.''
Ted West, trained by Sherborne and Faithful, resumes racing in the Wairio Cup at Winton on Saturday.
Ryal Bush trainer-driver Nathan Williamson has three winning chances on today's card.
His P-Forty-Seven gelding Jaccka Wilco ran a slashing fourth at Gore on December 4 after copping minor interference early. Jaccka Wilco's main rival, first start Little Einstein, has looked above average at workouts. Little Einstein's exciting half-brother, Rowchester, contests the CRT/Coopers Drench Pace.
Williamson will harness Galaxy Hunter for the CRT Junior Drivers' Trot and Major Deed represents the horseman in the CRT Virbac Pace.
Galaxy Hunter's two starts this season have resulted in seconds at Ascot Park (December 2) and Oamaru (November 24).
Classy 3-year-old Major Deed won his latest start and could strike again from a handy draw.
- The Southland Times