A Special Horse, Special Breed and Special Night It was no wonder Phoebe Betts had a big grin on her face after winning Snoop Stride at the annual Ray and Olive on Saturday night on Bathurst Paceway McCarthy Memorial (1730 meters)

The McCarthy Memorial, a feature of the Bathurst Harness Racing Club’s annual Boxing Day meeting, has been won by John, Luke McCarthy, and Steve Turnbull over the past few years

Betts was delighted to join this list thanks to a nine-year-old gelding she has a soft spot for

“It was very special to win on such an evening It’s my favorite meeting in Bathurst So yeah, it was pretty special and he’s a very special horse too, “she said

Snoop Stride, the veteran of the race when he signed up for his 276th Career Start was rated a $ 15 opportunity after pulling Barrier 6

After the green light was given he was caught wide early so Betts decided to whip him outward and Snoop Stride replied

He rushed to Eyeball Guide Four For The Road when the bell rang and the couple stepped away from the chase

Betts didn’t have enough speed to cross Four For The Road to take first place and ducked Snoop Stride into the trail

With 600 meters to go, Amused gave the outside of Four For The Road a speed boost, while the distance between the leader and Snoop Stride increased

Betts admitted that she was a little worried about whether Snoop Stride would be able to get the pace he needed on the way home after the job he’d previously done

VICTORY: Veteran Snoop Stride scored another career win on Saturday night and it was one of his special as it was held at the Ray and Olive McCarthy Memorial Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

Betts waited for the inside run to come home, and when Snoop Stride was clear, he released his sprint. About 100 m from the finish he hit the front

Snoop Stride went 16m over Amused ($ 12, Cameron Hart) with Idle Hands ($ 51, Doug Hewitt) another 26m back in third place. The mileage rate was a practical 1: 576

It was the 25th Victory in Snoop Stride’s career and a Betts will surely remember it for some time to come

“He worked a little, I was a little worried, I thought he might be a little vulnerable because he doesn’t like to work a lot, but yeah, it paid off, he went well,” said Betts / p>

“I thought when I was on the bend sitting on the leader’s back I thought he would be pretty hard to beat then. He got the run off”

YOU BEAUTY: Phoebe Betts gathers with her family, friends, Santa Claus and members of the McCarthy family for the photo of the winners Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

Among those who gave applause when Phoebe Betts brought Snoop Stride back to the presentation area was her mother, Monica Betts

Just as Phoebe enjoyed the victory, so did her mother, who trains the gelding Stonebridge Regal x Our Vittoria

“That was beautiful, I knew Ray and Olive very well and I grew up with some of the kids and went to school with them, so that was beautiful. I’m very damn excited,” she said

Like her daughter, she admitted some nervous moments the last time the field went straight down the spine, but was delighted with the result and the drive

“I was a little concerned about the back, it fell off a bit, but it always has a try,” she said

“He was a beautiful horse and it was a good ride. It was great for her [Phoebe] to win it, she did a great job with him”

While winning with Snoop Stride was the clear highlight of the evening for Phoebe Betts, the meeting was also the first time she had competed in a group race


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