Charlies (Charlie Smaill) place came up and we decided to have a go. We ended up doing a hand shake deal over the phone!!!I thought that would be more interesting than sheep because Id had a gutsful of them. Id been talking to Max Bowden about doing the deal on stallions and he said make sure you get it signed up or theyll nail you to the floor.It was a late scratching because they couldnt get it onto the track. I won eight races with him and won ,000 and I sold him for ,000. One day he said to me, because you did the right thing in buying that mare (Ryal Robyn,) you can get a foal out of her.In those days my salary was ,000 per year so it set me up for life really. There was a yearling sale in Invercargill in those days and he said to me could I sort out a yearling that could make a broodmare one day. As soon as I saw Ryal Robyn I said this is the one. So I went to Son Of Afella and got a filly foal (named Robyns Treasure).
And judging by the passion and commitment Ross has for the harness industry therell be plenty of Robyns to come.
Graeme said to me what about racing her together so we ended up doing that.
We dont do a lot with them until theyre two year olds. We get them back in only to make sure they dont stick us up.
The Bettors Delight gelding settled four back on the inside after the early rush for positions with Smooth Mara leading out.
Hes got more carts than I have, said Holland with a rye smile. He had a few traffic problems just around the top but once he cleared a few tired runners he felt good, trainer driver Brendon Mc Lellan said after driving Pass The Speights to win the Mc Dowall Painting and Decorating Gore Grass Cup.In a short breeding career shes left Statham (6 wins), Bernie Winkle (3 NZ wins and 7 Australian wins) and the promising Toby OGara (1 win). I used to deal with him through Dalgetys (Stock Firm) and he had horses on his farm. I couldnt get a licence at the time so Harry trained it.