Stawell Bonus Wrap by Len Baker

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Tue 26 Apr 2022, 11:18 pm

Another VHRC Bonus meeting was held at Stawell on Monday April 25 and unfortunately a number of owners and trainers were not eligible for the bonus by not registering their horses.

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

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

VHRC member Len Baker looks at the latest winners.


Salt Creek (Great Western District) owners Phillip and Tammy Giles reaped the rewards of the VHRC Bonus when 5Y0 Majestic Son-Wee Sun Lass gelding Double Helix was victorious in the VHRC / Aldebaran Park Benefiting Our Members Trotters Handicap over 2180 metres. Trained by Phillip and driven by Hamilton’s Jackie Barker, Double Helix stepped safely from barrier five to settle five back along the markers as pole marker Dream Over anticipated the start to a nicety to lead before old timer Jaden Gil which also began fast from barrier six crossed him shortly after the start. Coming away from the inside to follow The Girls Got Flair forward after travelling a lap, Double Helix was left exposed when The Girls Got Flair assumed control leaving him uncovered for the rest of the journey. Striding clear on the final bend, Double Helix was untroubled to run out a 3.1 metre winner over Jaden Gil along the sprint lane, with Show Me The Moolah (20m) third a metre back after trailing the winner throughout. The mile rate 2-06.9.

The Levarg Racing Group have won numerous races over the years including some high quality events and added another to the list when Captaintreacherous-Miss Dream Star filly Jilliby Willow blitzed her rivals in the APG – The Industry’s Not For Profit Sales Co. Pace over 1785 metres. Trained at Terang by Marg Lee, Jilliby Willow driven by Codi Rauchenberger exploded away from gate six to clear the field easily, toying with her rivals to greet the judge by 11.1 metres in advance of Presidentialchange (one/two - three wide trail last lap) on the back of Dancin With Elvis ahead of her. Miradero was third 5.1 metres away after following Presidentialchange home in the three wide line. The mile rate 1-59.4.

Marg Lee was rewarded by winning the VHRC Trainers Bonus.

Owners Ken Feltus, Michael Gazzard, Peter Burchell and Bernard Flood were in the winners stall when their 6Y0 Net Ten Eom-Silky Franco gelding Don’t Need An Excuse in the care of astute Naracoorte trainer Greg Scholefield led throughout in the hands of James Herbertson to land the 2180 metre Don’t Miss Out On The VHRC Bonuses Pace. Beginning fast from gate three to lead, Don’t Need An Excuse was rated a treat at the head of affairs to easily account for a game Jilliby Dynamite (three wide to outside the leader from gate five) by 2.4 metres. Whats Stanley Got (one/one from gate four) was third 12.8 metres away after switching down to be three back the markers approaching the home turn. The rate 1-58.3. Ken Feltus in particular has been a South Australian participant for many years.



P & T Giles – Double Helix

Levarg Racing Group – Jilliby Willow

K Feltus, M Gazzard, P Burchell, B Flood – Don’t Need An Excuse



Marg Lee – Jilliby Willow