Memories of Marasco
This Saturday 24th July sees the 43rd running of the Bolton Sprint at Belmont Park. Oakland Park have a strong connection with this race having bred, owned or part owned the 3 winners of this famous race over the 4 years between 2007 and 2010.
In 2007 Is Amazing won this for us followed by our wonderful Marasco in 2008.
Marasco lumping 60KG still holds the weight carrying record for this race. In 2009 and 2010 Grand Nirvana which was co-owned with Brad Thomason and Mike Edwards triumphed two years running. Fred Kersley trained each of these horses.
We always watch this race with interest and look forward to breeding further starters in future years.
Our starters on this particular Saturday though are mostly young horses. We have a number of starters in Race 1 the Allan Guelfi Plate over 1000mt – The Front Bar (Sessions-Visited) trained by Adam Durrant and also He’s a Sizzler (Sizzling) and La Galexia (Demerit) trained by Dan Morton in the same race.
A little later in the day in Race 5 The Perth Racing Club Membership Handicap will see Hot Mix (Street Boss-Danana Smoothie) run over 1300mt for Martin Allan.