ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Takeover Target to run exhibition race at 2013 St Patrick's Races

Takeover Target source
The Age
Community Event
Takeover Target the once top rated turf sprinter (when - 2006, where - the world), will be a special guest at the upcoming St Patrick's races this weekend, when she will run and exhibition race.

It will be a fantastic opportunity for racing enthusiasts to see a world class race horse up close in the wonderful intimate country race track environment on this coming Saturday.

The retired sprinter, known as Archie, will be brought to Broken Hill by Coffs Harbour trainer Joe Janiak, who will bring two other mounts - Bondit who will run in the "Outback Cup" and Wise and Wary who will run in the Class 3, 1200 metre race.

Joel Janiak with Takeover Target
source Sydney Morning Herald
Janiak bought Takeover Target (foaled in 1999) in 2003 for a reputed bargain. The horse went on to win 21 out of 41 races including a victory at Royal Ascot, where he won the Group 2 King's Stand Stakes.

In the 'Barrier Daily Truth' today, St Patrick's Chief Racing Steward Mr Trevor Odgers, said that the races have attracted trainers from 'everywhere, including Adelaide, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Port Augusta, Victoria, Cobar, Menindee, Silverton, Swan Hill and a number of locals'.

Things are really hotting up now as the excitement builds for the big day this coming Saturday.

Don't miss it (especially if you've never been before), it's a lot of fun.

Cheers, Jane D

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