Rupert Ross bringing grieving family closer together

25 May 2022

Horses are special animals. They can provide us with thrills, joy and excitement, but they can also be a source of comfort and help bring families together in a time of need.

And this is certainly the case with two-year-old pacer Rupert Ross.

Prior to his passing in December, respected horseman Mark Webster’s final wishes were for the Huntsville gelding to be named in honour of his father, Rupert, and for his long-time friend Lance Holberton to train him.

The South Australian juvenile has had two starts for two wins and will travel across the border to take on the Victorians in the TAB Sapling Stakes this Saturday at Tabcorp Park Melton.

Owner Laura Webster caught up with Nikkita Ross to discuss their journey with the horse and why he means so much to the family.


Read more


Related News

28 June 2022
Louis follows legendary grandfather into the sulky
There’s plenty of excitement and a few nerves as Louis Emerson prepares to follow in his legendary grandfather’s footsteps at Shepparton this evening. The 20-year-old is the grandson of champion reinsman Brian Gath and will have his first race drive tonight.
28 June 2022
Shepparton set to kick-start July's metro roadshow
Shepparton will kick-start the metropolitan roadshow away from Melton with a nine-race card this Saturday night. With infield works and lighting upgrades being completed at Tabcorp Park, the next five metro meetings will be held at different venues around the state.
28 June 2022
Queensland Harness Racing Wrap - June 27
THE GOOD Redcliffe may not be known for surf beaches like the Gold or Sunshine Coasts, however that has not stopped Victorian driver Michelle Phillips riding the crest of a wave during her Queensland visit. The diminutive Victorian has had four race drives since arriving in the Sunshine State, steering...
28 June 2022
Club Menangle- Waratah Series
Following the recent prizemoney increases announced for all Metropolitan race meetings at Club Menangle, the decision has been made to rebrand the hugely successful Club Menangle Country Series to the 'Waratah' Heats and Finals, effective from the commencement of the July series. The 'Waratah',...
28 June 2022
Mitch Cox set for new harness milestone
It took a few detours in the racing game along the way but Mitch Cox is on the verge of fulfilling a childhood dream. Cox has worn an array of hats in racing – he has trained greyhounds; he has owned pacers and trotters as well as working at a harness stable. And, he is now ready to have his first...
Click for more