Kubalas win Australasian Breeders' Crown
Gore owners Pat and Margaret Kubala gained their biggest thrill in harness racing when Bit Of A Legend won yesterday's A$303,000 (NZ$375,604) 2-year-old colts and geldings' final at the Australasian Breeders' Crown.
The glamour raceday was held at Melton, near Melbourne.
''It's very exciting. He had to be a top horse to win it,'' Pat Kubala said from Victoria's premier harness track.
''He's one of those horses you dream of owning.''
The Kubalas share the ownership with Chrissie Dalgety, whose husband, Cran, trains Bit Of A Legend at West Melton, Darryl Brown, of Perth, and Ross Stanbury, of Ladbrooks.
Bit Of A Legend started from the outside of the second row and sat parked for the last lap and a half. He responded gamely for driver Dexter Dunn, digging deep in the final stages to win from Border Control and Franco Nelson.
The Kiwi trifecta paid $25 on the New Zealand TAB.
The Kubalas and 13 of their family celebrated in Melbourne last night.
''He's the best horse I've ever had,'' Pat Kubala said.
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