OVER the last two years no driver has had a better record at Blayney than The Lagoon’s Amanda Turnbull, but can she continue that trend in 2018?
Blayney holds just two race meetings each year, but Turnbull has still managed to pick up impressive hauls. Last season across seven drives she only once finished outside the top four.
Turnbull trained runners have also snared the Billy Soo Memorial Blayney Cup the last two years.
In 2016 members of her team pulled off a quinella in the feature as Chumlee led home Parramatta, while last year $1.40 favourite Mrs Browns Boy dominated in finishing more than 21 metres clear of his nearest rival.
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This Sunday racing returns to Blayney with three heats of the Peter Marshall Memorial to feature. Turnbull will attempt to qualify My Secret Beach and Camelot Speedstar for the November 18 decider.
Blayney Harness Racing Club treasurer Trevor Jones is delighted to see the likes Turnbull supporting the club.
“We do get good support [from Bathurst district], that goes back to AD Turnbull’s days and it hasn’t sort of stopped since,” he said.
“This Sunday we have the [Peter Marshall Memorial] heats and next Sunday have the finals on what Harness Racing New South Wales calls a Carnival of Cups meeting.
“The last couple of years we’ve been going very well. The meeting this Sunday we will have six races, while next Sunday for the Carnival of Cups it’s an eight-race program, we’ll have something like, round figure, $70,000 in prize money. It’s not bad for little Blayney is it?”
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