Travelling far and wide for wins
Former Southland drivers Robert Gorman, Brent Barclay and Adam Sanderson have had a successful week in Queensland.
Gorman has done the best with four wins. He reined Notverychristianlike to success at Albion Park on Monday, scored behind Clear Polish and Italian Dream at the Brisbane track on Tuesday and was victorious behind Cold Shoulder at Redcliffe on Wednesday night.
Barclay pleased punters at Albion Park on Tuesday when winning the opening event with $1.50 favourite Fulsome. Rusty Sailor, driven by Sanderson, won at Redcliffe.
Gorman and Barclay drove on the Gold Coast on Thursday night, with their best result being a second. The pair, along with Sanderson, were back in action on the Gold Coast last night.
The trio head to Albion Park tonight and will drive against each other in race two. When Gorman leaves the track tonight he will have driven at six meetings and in 22 races for the week.
The Albion Park meeting will be televised on TAB TV (Sky channel 35).
On Harness Racing Australia's website yesterday Gorman, with five wins, was equal third on the Queensland drivers' premiership this season. Leader Pete McMullen has seven wins.
Gorman's brother Ant, also a driver, is moving from Winton to Queensland next week.
Meanwhile, ex-Southland pacer Barney Rubble is back from a break and lining up in a $5000 C3-4 pace at Ballarat tonight. Unbeaten in five starts, Barney Rubble was bought out of Curly Thomas's Invercargill stable after winning a maiden contest at Ascot Park in May.
He is now trained at Melton, Victoria, by Lance Justice, of Smokin Up fame.
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