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A gutsy win for Smiling Hussy

If the news of Chief Red Cloud’s win yesterday at Stony Creek wasn’t enough, Smiling Hussy joined in the party with a gutsy win today at Murray Bridge.

Smiling Hussy (inside - ridden by Clare Lindop) battles out the finish with Adoptme Two at Murray Bridge

Smiling Hussy (inside - ridden by Clare Lindop) battles out the finish with Adoptme Two at Murray Bridge

Hussy didn’t have the easiest of runs – she was 3-wide without cover all of the way, got to the lead halfway down the straight, and toughed it out to win in a photo finish by a short head.

Smiling Hussys Official Photo Finish Photo (from the Racing SA Website)

Smiling Hussy's Official Photo Finish Photo (from the Racing SA Website)

She is a brave little horse and always tries her hardest. Her trainer Leon Macdonald said that he would love all his horses to try as hard as she does.

It was such a thrill to be on hand for Hussy’s first win, and it was wonderful for her to finally breakthrough, after a couple of very near misses earlier in the preparation.

I just wish my grandmother was still alive – she loved her races, had always wanted a racehorse of her own, and would have had a ball!

I have more photos from the day, and will post a message in my blog when I have had a chance to upload them.

Wow – what a weekend!


About The Author

Karen Hyland (along with her husband David) are the owners of Mzalia Basenjis, located in Two Wells, about 40km north of Adelaide. In addition to her basenjis, Karen's interests include attending live comedy performances and motor racing events. In 2008 Karen also become a racehorse owner for the first time.

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