Rockhampton’s time honoured heats of the Breeders 2YO Plates

Published 4 November 2022

Winning jockey of Fly For Yulong (Olivia Kendal) with the Irish bred horse’s owners Mark Withers and trainer part-owner Jared Wehlow and daughter Chloe. Originally, Fly For Yulong (IRE) was raced and trained by Dermot Weld in Ireland.

Back to News

I have unearthed some racetrack stars in years gone by and that’s the likely scenario again after the 2022 editions were run at Callaghan Park today (Friday, November 4).

Better Than Ready colt Shamedy (Les Tilley) won the Colts and Geldings division providing trainer Graeme Green and the other winning owners with their fourth success in the first 2YO race of the season in Rockhampton.

Green and fellow owners Ron and Bev White and Maureen Olive had previously won it with Mundi Gully, Flying Riddle and Master Jamie.

As well,  the White’s had won the Breeders almost three decades ago with the late Clem Jackson trained Bamako.

Their four previous wins were a record not missed by winning jockey Les Tilley as he rode Shamedy back to greet them in the winners’ stall.

“You have found another one. I never touched him and he did it (win) all by himself. I actually eased him down over the last little bit.  He is a typical Better Than Ready professional young horse”, Tilley enthused.

Fellow local trainer Clinton Taylor,  riding on the crest of the “Chinny Boom phenomenon” produced another brilliant filly in the Dracarys debutante I’m Pinker (Justin Stanley), the winner  of the feminine heat of the Breeders.

In natural galloping gait from the moment the barriers sprung open, the Shane Mills owned filly displayed scintillating speed to win easily running faster time than the male’s division.

More highlights from Friday’s Rocky races will feature in the Racing Around Rockhampton Column next week.

Photo: Winning jockey of Fly For Yulong (Olivia Kendal) with the Irish bred horse’s owners Mark Withers and trainer part-owner Jared Wehlow and daughter Chloe. Originally, Fly For Yulong (IRE) was raced and trained by Dermot Weld in Ireland.

Tony McMahon

Back to News

Back to Top