Kilmore Bonus Wrap by Len Baker

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Fri 12 Aug 2022, 7:46 pm

Kilmore raced on Wednesday August 10 with another VHRC Bonus meeting  which attracted a lot of attention from paid up owners and trainers some who reaped the rewards.

You can enjoy these benefits by being a member of the club as many have and if you have not done so as yet and would like to take advantage of the offers for next season, give Kelly Ternouth a call (0408 570197) or e-mail

Registered owners and trainers each receive a bonus whenever a horse wins at allocated meetings plus you receive all the benefits the club has to offer.

VHRC member Len Baker looks at the latest winners.



The 2180 metre J P McKay Memorial 2022 / VHRC Aldebaran Park Trotters Mobile went the way of Kurunjang trainer Maree Caldow’s very honest 4Y0 Bacardi Lindy-Titillate mare Tipsy Turvy. Driven by husband John, Tipsy Turvy enjoyed a cosy passage (one/one) from gate six with the hot favourite Egret (gate two on the second line) leaving a three back position to assume control within a lap. Going forward three wide to join the leader on the home turn, Tipsy Turvy bred an raced by Sue & Evan Crick was a little too strong over the concluding stages to gain the day by 2.5 metres in a mile rate of 2-02.9. Scootin Around (one/two) ran on late for third 7.1 metres back.


Maree also received the trainers bonus.


The Dick Barber Memorial 2022 / APG Pace over 1690 metres was a local result when Rita Burnett and son-in-law Josh Duggan were victorious with rank outsider Major Comment raced by Patrick Mifsud and Annetto Mifsud at odds of $51.00. Beginning fast to join the poleline leader and favourite Princess Chilla momentarily, Major Comment was eased to allow Nugget Of Truth to come around him and race exposed. Angling three wide on the home turn, Major Comment kept on coming to record a last stride head margin over the pacemaker, with Nugget Of Truth a tough third 2.4 metres back. The mile rate 2-00.3.

Rita Burnett was also a recipient of the trainers bonus.

The APG Gold Sovereign for 3Y0 Fillies over 1690 metres went to the Emma Stewart Stewart barn when Our Little Jet (Bettors Delight-Kabbalah Karen) led all of the way for Mark Pitt, defeating a game Just Miki on debut which raced outside her by 1.7 metres in 1-59.7. Lochinvar Charm (three pegs) was third 3.9 metres back. The winner is raced by a big syndication headed by Tim Bunning with Chris Mullins, Ian Delmenico, David Goldberg, Geoff Armstrong, Paul Armstrong, Andrew Bensley, John Grant, George Sheppard and Lisa Stonehouse.

Emma also snared the trainers bonus.

The VHRC – Aldebaran Park Trotters Mobile over 2180 metres saw 4Y0 Majestic Son-Lady Mackendon gelding Mielicki bring up another victory – his 2nd from 20 outings much to the delight of owners Nixon Brothers Racing Group (Shannon, Meaghan & Paul Nixon) along with Joel Watson and Shane Cook. Trained at Daylesford by Anne-Maree Conroy and driven as usual by brother Glenn, Mielicki after being restrained from gate six and avoiding several gallopers settled four back along the markers as Dicko Dixon, Violettas Gift and Meadowvalley Lover all took turns of leading at one stage. Moving to three pegs in the last lap and one/one on the home turn, Mielicki after angling three wide in the straight ran home strongly to prevail by 3.9 metres from Meadowvalley Lover and Violetta Gift who was 2.8 metres back third. The mile rate 2-05.



S & E Crick (Tipsy Turvy)

P & A Mifsud (Major Comment)

T Bunning, C Mullins, I Delmenico, D Goldberg, G Armstrong, P Armstrong, J Anderson, A Bensley, J Grant, G Sheppard and L Stonehouse (Our Little Jet)

Nixon Brothers Racing, J Watson & S Cook (Mielicki)



Maree Caldow (Tipsy Turvy)

Rita Burnett (Major Comment)

Emma Stewart (Our Little Jet)