2003 Tontine Series

16 May 2003
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Who will be the last man standing

16 May, 2003

 

Tonros Prince took a big step towards being the ¿Last Man Standing¿ in the South West Zones annual Tontine Series when an emphatic winner in the 2nd Quarter Final of the Pacers Series at Beckley Park last night.¿

 

Driven by classy young reinsman Grant Campbell (pictured) for Great Western trainer Peter Manning, Tonros Prince was joined by Aureole, Elleovalooka, Janes Gold, Kavorka Kid, Krayzelburg, Letsgetreadytorumble, Loki (winner of Quarter final 1), Take Silk, Tonros Prince, Waingaro Delwyn and Hoof Beats (1st Emerg) to advance through to the Semi-final (at Ballarat) of the pacers Group B Series after last nights Quarter Finals.

 

In the Trotters Series trainers Ron Comben and Gary Bailey were successful last night with their respective charges This Lady Rules and Trappers Spirit.¿ They were joined in next Thursdays group B semi final by Deeval, Diggers Glory, Fast Deal, Gooroc Gun, Illawong Larissa, Keynote, Mon Cherrie, Page Miss Glory, Pinevale Bella (1st Emerg), Sister Care, and Tee Cee County.

 

The Tontine series, a joint initiative of the clubs of the South West Zone¿ - Geelong, Ballarat, Hamilton, Horsham, Terang, Stawell and Ararat will offer in excess of $100,000 in prize money this year (includes a Trotters and a Pacers series).

 

Derived from the Greek word Tontine, which means ¿Last Man Standing¿, the series was first programmed in 1981.¿ In that time many fine horses have competed, some have succeed including iron horse Lombo Rapida, the versatile Black Duke and brilliant trotter Noopy Kiosk, many have failed in the quest to be know as the great one.

 

This years Pacers and Trotters series are sure to be as intriguing as ever with the following unique format installed to ensure the winners are deserved of the Tontine crown:

 

Pacers:

 

Group A¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Group B

2 Heats¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ 3 Heats

2 Quarter Finals¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ 2 Quarter Finals

1 Semi Final¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ 1 Semi Final

 

*** Grand Final (first 5 from each semi plus one emergency)

 

 

Trotters:

 

Group A¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Group B

2 Heats¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ 2 Heats

1 Semi Final¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ 1 Semi Final

 

*** Grand Final (first 5 from each semi plus one emergency)

 

Now at the semi final stage of the series, below is a list of those who have risen to the challenge and those who have fallen. (Qualified Horses underlined).¿ The finals of the series will be contested at Terang on Thursday Night 29 May.

 

Pacers

 

Group A

 

HILLBILLY HEAVEN

BOBBY ROB

LACHLAN WINDS

BELLA EXPRESS

MELPARK DREAM

CONGO JET NZ

DICK SWIVELLER

SIR ROMULUS

RAT ATTACK

ALLY WHO

HEIR TO ARMBRO (1st Emerg)

VANDERBART

JACCKA COMIC NZ

TRICKY TRAVIS

TOPNOTCH ROCK NZ

NUGGET MILLER

SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS

BERTIE ROY

 

Group B

 

WAINGARO DELWYN NZ

LETSGETREADYTORUMBLE NZ

TAKE SILK

AUREOLE

LOKI

TONROS PRINCE

KRAYZELBURG

¿KAVORKA KID

ELLEOVALOOKA

JANES GOLD

HOOF BEATS (1st Emerg)

MOSQUITO MOPOKE

GRANDLEE

GADZOOX

CLASSY BIANCA

FAMOUS GENT

ESPRIT FALCON NZ

MINDA MCKENZIE

RETURN TO AFRICA NZ

HOWDOYALIKEMENOW

HANOVER WALTON

KING KURTIS

OSCARDEBOXA

HAL THOMAS

COOL TUNE

TYCHO BRAHE

LOGAN BROWN NZ

 

 

Trotters

 

Group A

 

 

ANOTHER WHITE HART

TARTAN GLADIATOR

TEMPESTADA

DEVRELL DIAMOND

BOLD SALUTE

VALS PAL

MANWARRA DOLLAMAKA

BRAVE WILLIAM

GOGOAGOGO

SPEEDY JOLTER

MOSQUITO ROYALE (1ST Emerg)

MELPARK SUNRISE

KANO SALUTE

KINGSTON BLAZE

METHODICAL MISS

BELLE SALUTE

TRIXY MISS

BUNTYS NIPPA

 

Group B

 

PAGE MISS GLORY

DIGGERS GLORY

DEEVAL

GOOROC GUN

THIS LADY RULES

TEE CEE COUNTY

KEYNOTE

ILLAWONG LARISSA

TRAPPERS SPIRIT

PINEVALE BELLA (1st Emerg)

SISTER CLARE

FAST DEAL

MON CHERRIE

LILLYSWEARINEM

STARLIGHT IN VEGAS

THE PASSENGER

THE THREE STARS

 

 

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