Bells Fair Sets New Bathurst 307m Track Record

Written By Monday 20th October 2008  

Exciting short-courser Bells Fair smashed the 307 metres track record at Kennerson Park on Saturday. Adding to his already impressive track stats on the Bathurst loam, the son of X carved out a sensational 17.47 eclipsing Shane’s Conquest’s old mark by .13.

In just eight months of racing the trained Bells Fair has racked up 21 wins from just 36 starts including six from seven over the 307m trip whilst overall he boasts twelve wins and three placings from 17 starts on the track.

At five years and four months of age continues on his winning way notching his 45th victory in great fashion on Saturday. The prepared marvel posted 26.21 in downing his much younger rivals Mearline Ottie and pacemaker Bargero.

landed a winning double with litter-mates Gandhi’s heart and . Gandhi’s Heart was never headed in downing his brother Greg’s heavily backed in a slick 26.10. In the next race Rainy Day the effort with a 30.63 gallop in beating Down Draft and Rodrick.

didn’t have to wait long before getting back into the winner’s list when X Spring Vintage debutante scored a hollow 26.21 maiden victory.

In a virtual carbon copy performance of the previous week led in a winning double also with the same two greyhounds, and . Miss Thailand looked a special and delivered the goods with a 18.18 win over Ultra Lonesome and Scandalous Miss. Later in the day made it three from four with a strong 17.90 success from Tadmore Shooter and Peggy’s Choice.

has enjoyed a stellar year in 2008, mainly through the deeds of , claimed the Harcourts Real Estate Mixed Final with the roughie of the field who led throughout to defeat Aye Oh Kay and Privateer.

The nicely bred ( X Pay The Danes) gave his rivals a galloping lesson in the opening event to register a 17.98 maiden victory on debut for Londonderry mentor .

The trained stepped up to the 618 metres with aplomb holding off the fast finishing Kara’s Princess to score by three quarters of a length in 36.67.

After looking no chance on the home turn claimed an unlikely 31.09 over Talevero to give Spring Terrace conditioner a monstrous lead in the local trainer’s premiership which ends on November 30.

’ burst back into the winner’s circle with an all the way 26.34 display to hold off Goldie’s Gift and Moonlit Hideaway.

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