Winton JC briefs
West Australian mineworker Ryan Prince was on course to watch his galloper Recording win today's Winton Cup.
He is on a two-week holiday and races Recording with his brother Blake, of Mosgiel. Their father, Steven, trains Recording at Wingatui.
The Stravinsky gelding has won three of seven starts for the Princes since arriving from the North Island earlier this year. Jockey Kylie Williams had Recording poised in the second line on the home turn.
''He kicked when I asked him,'' said Williams, who turned 33 today.
Her golden touch struck again in the last race, the PGG Wrightson AON Insurance Brokers Handicap, when Recording's stablemate, Pinot Express, proved too strong for her rivals.
Beehive Bomber raced away with the Top End Takeaways Maiden.
He is one of 40 horses in training with Brian and Shane Anderton at Wingatui. Five-year-old Beehive Bomber was confined to a box last autumn when suffering a hairline fracture of a cannon bone.
Whisky Reign, who won the McHugh Building Maiden, is part-owned by judge Kevin Phillips, of Invercargill. By Danske, Whisky Reign is trained by Ellis Winsloe, of Knapdale.
Six of the 10 winners at Winton were ex-North Islanders - Recording, Pinot Express, Lady Burlesque, Gallivant, Phil Wenneck and Sucre.
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