I have just come back from Globe Derby and the second round (first in SA) of the 2007 Interdominion Championships. It is the first time that I have gone to a harnass racing meeting since I was a teenager and saw Carlew winning the final at Globe Derby back in 1976! (gee that dates me!)
Back then I could not bet - but I made up for that tonight in the best possible way!
I picked 6 of the winners on the 8 event card (including all three ID heat winners), and 3 quinellas (two of these in the ID heats as well - in the other heat my picks finished 1st and 3rd)
There was some fantastic racing - particularly in the first two heats of the Interdominion, where the track record was broken each time. The first time by "Tribute" (infact the first 4 horses broke the existing track record), then his record was broken two races later by "Be Good Johnny".
The third heat was won by "Robin Hood".
There were also a couple of other impressive wins in the other events. In his first Australian start "Spirit of Shard" ooked good winning by about 7½ metres, and in the Kindergarten for 2yo's the winner "Cullens Hope" was very impressive overcoming many setbacks in the run to win well.
I am making the drive up to Adelaide for the 3rd round of heats. I can't wait as it is the first Inters I have been too. Great run by tribute last night, I wish I had backed him earlier after he won the Tasmanian championship as he was at big odds. Although I still think Be Good Johhny, Blacks a Fake and Robin Hood are the ones to beat. Bring on Saturday Night.