Records fall in TAB meeting
KILLARNEY trainer Les Clarke had two wins from two starters yet again at the Warwick TAB Race Meeting yesterday.
Les and son/assistant trainer Stephen won the Olsens Produce Maiden Plate, with Vegas Luck, and then the next race the Ray Bunch Machinery Class 3 Handicap with Ollie Runs Riot.
Stephen said four-year-old mare Vegas Luck had been missing the start recently.
"We took the blinkers off and it made a difference," he said.
"This is the third or fourth time we have had two from two at a Warwick meeting."
Five-year-old gelding Ollie Runs Riot was bought in Melbourne in March and had been racing in the metropolitan area before the Clarkes dropped him back to a provincial meeting on their home track.
The Clarkes jointly owned both horses with Scott Hutchinson and three other connections.
Rob and Sharee Bennetts and Ray Bunch are part owners of Vegas Luck while Bevan and Natalie Henningsen and Janet Hutchinson are part connections of Ollie Runs Riot.
The meeting started with hometown boy Michael Nolan's winning return to home turf with American Spirit setting a new 800m course record of 44.11 secs in the Warwick Daily News QTIS Three-Year-Olds Maiden Plate.
The record was short-lived as Ramblin Daisy won the Rose City Carvery Class 2 Handicap over 800m in 43.82. The times were boosted by a strong breeze from the west.
Monsieur Hughes led most of the way to win the Freestone Feedlot Maiden Handicap from favourite Bay Raider.
The main race of the day was the $20,000 Olsens Produce/Freestone Feedlot RQ Summer Provincial Series BM 75, which was won by Gold Coast visitor Moon And The Stars.
Kooralbyn trainer Kelvin Hickmott won the last with Zounite ridden by Terry Treichel