Gore harness racing briefs
The three Williamson brothers won half the card at Gore today.
Nathan scored an easy front-running win with Flashlite (CRT Agpac Trot), Brad was successful behind Reg Jones (CRT Tru Test Pace) and Matthew reined two winners, Crown Royal (CRT Livestock Pace) and Harmony Rule (CRT Regional Ford Pace).
Flashlite was having her first start from Nathan's stable after being in Canterbury with trainers Jack and Jill Smolenski.
Reg Jones's maiden win made him the sixth winner out of Dream Century, others being Camsplace Alec (11 NZ wins), Roy Rockethead (six wins), Camsplace Dexter (four wins), Camsplace Cam (three NZ wins) and Camsplace Mocka (three NZ wins).
Crown Royal was switched from Shane Walkinshaw's Makarewa stable to Roxburgh trainers Geoff and Jude Knight three weeks ago to take advantage of the couple's access to pool and straight-line training.
The Central Otago trainers and Matthew Williamson combined for more success when Harmony Rule scored.
Roxburgh trainer Doug Gordon got satisfaction from Winfield Dougall's win in the CRT Roundup Transorb X Trot.
Winfield Dougall's victory made him the first winner sired by Shingle Creek, who won five races for Gordon. Shingle Creek died last year.
Gingerwyn broke through for his maiden win at start 43 today.
Call Of Duty won the CRT Silver Fern Haylage Pace. He has raced at Gore five times, for two wins, a second, a third and a fifth.
- The Southland Times