That's 2000 wins for Robbie


MENANGLE Park reinsman Robbie Morris has joined elite company by notching his 2000th career winner at Newcastle last Friday night.

The significant milestone was made even more special as the horse Morris drive to victory, Parallel, was bred and is raced by his mother Margaret and trained by his wife KerryAnn, making the occasion a real family affair.

But the 32-year-old simply took it all in his stride, treating the occasion as just another night at the office.

“I felt like I got to within five wins of it and then stalled,” laughed Morris.

“It had been a quiet couple of weeks for me, but it was a lovely way to bring up the milestone with most of my family involved.

“In all seriousness though it is very humbling for me to see my name alongside so many top horsemen and women who have reached 2000 and beyond.

“Like others, I have worked hard to get where I am after being born into the sport.

“But you cannot do it alone and I have been very fortunate to have been afforded the opportunities to succeed, firstly from the support of my family, closely followed by so many owners and trainers who I maintain the utmost respect for and remain ever grateful to.

“I would not have got to this stage in my career without them all.”


Related News

23 June 2024
Mac's back! Marshall's top pacer returns to winning ways
An impressive victory by Son of Mac in the Renown Silverware Pace at Melton on Saturday night furthered the case for trainer-driver Kyle Marshall to embark on a trip to Brisbane in the coming weeks. Sent out a $4 favorite, Son Of Mac settled parked outside leader Ooh Ah Listah before Marshall elected...
23 June 2024
David Aiken now a Caduceus Club Living Legend
David Aiken has joined an honour roll featuring the who’s who of harness racing as a Caduceus Club Living Legend. The champion trainer-driver was named as the club’s latest inductee during Saturday night’s Victorian Harness Racing Awards function at Melton Entertainment Park. The Caduceus...
23 June 2024
Magician chasing another Launceston feature
The Launceston Discretionary was first run as the Ministers Discretionary when Launceston hosted the second round of heats of the 2006 Inter Dominion series. It was renamed the Launceston Discretionary the following year and quickly became an intense lead-up to the Easter and Tasmania Cups. The race...
23 June 2024
Georgie Coram presented with Pearl Kelly Award
Georgie Coram is the 2023 Pearl Kelly Award winner. Coram was presented with the state's most prestigious honour for female participants during Saturday night's Victorian Harness Racing Awards function at Melton Entertainment Park. The award recognises the outstanding contribution to, or achievement...
23 June 2024
Lance Justice joins Gordon Rothacker Medal honour roll
Champion trainer-driver Lance Justice has now won Victorian harness racing’s highest individual honour, the Gordon Rothacker Medal. The 66-year-old, who raced champion horses such as Smoken Up and Sokyola in a magnificent career on the track, joined an illustrious honour roll on Saturday night...
Click for more