Im Themightyquinn coming along nicely for Gary Hall
14 September 2012
by Ken Casellas
Champion pacer Im Themightyquinn has been back in work for the past four weeks and will be ready to have his first full-scale hoppled workout on the Guildford track in about three weeks.
Leading trainer Gary Hall sen. is happy with the progress shown by the superstar who has been off the scene since he won the interdominion championship grand final at Gloucester Park on March 2.
A return to winter racing was called off a few months ago when Im Themightyquinn suffered an atrial fibrillation during a workout.
“He had a few associated problems with it, but he seems all right at the moment,” Hall said. “
If Im Themightyquinn, the winner of $3,293,106 from 39 victories and 27 placings from 84 starts, continues to thrive he will be set for the WA Pacing Cup and Fremantle Cup at the summer carnival at Gloucester Park.
GOLDEN NUGGET HOPE SOHO VALENCIA JOINS HALL’S STABLES
Talented four-year-old Soho Valencia has arrived from Victoria and has joined the Gary Hall sen. stable at Hazelmere. He is being set for the $175,000 Lancaster Park Golden Nugget at Gloucester Park on December 7.
Soho Valencia, owned by Western Australian breeder Robert Watson, has had 32 starts for 18 wins and seven placings for earnings of n$285,082.
As a two-year-old Soho Valencia won the group 1 Bathurst Gold Crown and finished second in two other group 1 events, behind Terror Time in the Nursery Pace at Albion Park and behind Charlie Machsheen in the Vicbred Super Sires Series final.
As a three-year-old he won the group 3 Bathurst Gold Chalice last March and was second to Grand Stride in the group 1 Alabar Breeders Challenge for colts and gelding at Menangle in June.