Washakie on track for his fourth Treuer Memorial.
The greatest Treuer Memorial winner of all time, nine-year-old bay gelding Washakie aims to contest an unprecedented fourth Group 1 M. H. Treuer Memorial at Bankstown Paceway, on Saturday, December 1.
Following a stunning win in the Group 2 Gold Coast Cup last Saturday, where he vanquished stablemate Terrorway NZ and Hiking, the son of Badlands Hanover USA and Shoshoni Sunrise NZ has his eyes set on this Saturday’s (October 20th) Group 1 Queensland Pacing Championship – the first leg of the Australasian Grand Circuit Series – as he prepares for New South Wales’ only 2012 Grand Circuit event, the historic 30th Treuer Memorial.
Bankstown Paceway’s committee and members are delighted that Washakie’s owners, Western Australians Kevin Jeavons, Gino Monaco and Lindsay Severn, have indicated their intention to nominate the winner of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Treuer trophies for a history smashing fourth attempt at Sydney’s most challenging harness racing event.
Former Treuer Memorial winners Blacks A Fake, Our Sir Vancelot NZ and Westburn Grant have all laid claim to a record ten Australasian Grand Circuit race wins, but none of these great heroes of standardbred racing have tasted the sweetest victory of winning the same annual Grand Circuit event for four consecutive years in a row.
Membership of the four-in-a-row club of pacing immortality is limited to just two Australian-born stallions: Pure Steel, who won the Western Australian Pacing Cup each year from 1977 to 1980, and Gammalite, who repeated that feat with his South Australian Cup wins from 1982 to 1985.
If Washakie can claim a fourth Treuer trophy on December 1, then he immediately joins Pure Steel and Gammalite as a pacing immortal,’ said Bankstown Director Andrew Ho.
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