The success of the Bathurst Gold Crown carnival on the Mount Panorama circuit has Harness Racing NSW looking forward to the building of the new Wagga Wagga track.
Bathurst passed its biggest test as Shadow Runner won the Gold Crown and Steve Turnbull finally won the Gold Tiara as Pixies Parlour led all the way for Amanda Turnbull.
“This is real good, it doesn’t get any better,” Amanda Turnbull said.
Wagga is set to get council approval in the next week and will continued the development of the sport into the 21st century.
“We are waiting to get the DA done and then we will hopefully be able to set some construction dates [at Wagga],” HRNSW chief executive John Dumesny said.
“We were very pleased with the reports from Bathurst last weekend about the track there and it shows how the sport is going forward.”
Shadow Runner arrived just in time to win the Gold Crown and completed a story of family success. Marissa Dimarco bought the son of Shadow Play as a yearling then told her father Sam she wanted him to train it.
Dimarco had been away from training for almost a decade before his daughter asked him to train a couple of horses.
“I went through a bit of a hard time and my wife hasn’t been well, so we’ve had a bit of a tough time. But my daughter got me going again with the horses, so I thank Marissa for that,” Dimarco told the Western Advocate.
“He is a beautiful horse, he is beautifully natured, I just love this horse. After my family, my daughter and my wife, Shadow Runner is my next love. Well I have got a son, too, so I’d better put him in there.
“It was excellent, I honestly didn’t think we would be here. People said to me that we were a big chance with Shadow Runner but I didn’t think we could win.”
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