Horse Racing: In an ode to bush spirit, a racehorse co-owned by well-known St George faces pulled off one of the crucial spectacular feats on Saturday, profitable the Magic Tens of millions Nation Cup at 100-1 odds.

Donna Stewart, former Balonne Shire Council mayor and Surat resident stated a win just like the one horse Mr Markou pulled off was one thing you dream of.

“We’ve got had race horses for over 50 years on and off, and we have at all times dreamt to have one like this,” Ms Stewart stated.

“And now lastly, we have got there, and it is a fantastic feeling.”

The final qualifier within the Frizelle Sunshine Magic Tens of millions Nation Cup, Mr Markou was quantity 16, seemingly his fortunate quantity.

He drew a place to begin on the surface barrier, and when the race started the bets have been stacked towards him at $81.

“Not one of the tipsters gave him an opportunity, however he got here dwelling in a storm,” Ms Stewart stated.

She stated jockey Daniel Griffin had pulled off one thing outstanding.

“He knew that observe. He let himself sit behind the pack proper up till the 200m mark, the place he got here from behind and rode it dwelling,” she stated.

Skilled with Ben Currie at Toowoomba, Ms Stewart stated she and the opposite co-owners applauded his work.

“He actually is among the finest,” she stated.

Ms Stewart additionally co-owns Why Catch Him, who is ready to run an equally spectacular race this Saturday.

“He is an excellent tip, he holds the observe document for the gap in Toowoomba,” she stated.

“We’ve got two actually good horses. Previously some have been alright round bush tracks, however these two have been actually good for us in greater meets.”

Owned as a part of a syndicate, Ms Stewart stated she, her husband, daughter and her associates from Darwin, in addition to St George native Duke Dengate, have been all using the post-win excessive.

“The horse had run a few good races for us in Toowoomba, however we did not assume he’d win on the Gold Coast. It was an enormous shock,” Ms Stewart stated.

“However when you’re on the pedestal there’s just one approach you possibly can go.”

Whereas Ms Stewart wasn’t there to witness the spectacular run, her daughter Dee proudly accepted the cup on everybody’s behalf.

The syndicate will break up the $151,500 in prize cash, with Ms Stewart saying her share of the lower would make a pleasant cheque to the coaching workforce.

“He has definitely been paying his approach within the business, and we’re nonetheless celebrating the teamwork of Ben (Currie) and Daniel (Griffin),” she stated.

“This is to some extra wins in our future.”

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