Sons of Bourke wins at Duck Creek Races


Presentation of the Rob Ellison Open Trophy to Sons of Bourke connections including trainer Rodney Robb, on right with hat, and jockey Emily Waters. Photo Janian McMillan/RacingPhotography

Sons of Bourke, owned by a group of keen racing fans from Bourke, stormed home at the Duck Creek Races, to win the 900m Rob Ellison Open Trophy Handicap.

The aptly named Sons of Bourke (Emily Waters, $2.80) came from well back in the field to snatch victory by a nose from Tell’s Tails (Will Stanley $2.20 favourite) with Japingka (Ricky Blewitt, $6).

Sons of Bourke is owned by Bourke boys Kurt Dickson, Frank Hollman, Glen Knight, and Mark Spencer, and trained by legendary Nyngan trainer, Rodney Robb.

To the delight of his many supporters the popular Rodney Robb led in a winning treble with Sons Of Bourke, Knee Slapper and Tintern Power.

Michael Gray made the most of a late engagement to ride Knee Slapper for Rodney Robb in the 1250m Class B Handicap.

Knee Slapper (Michael Gray, $3.60) led throughout for an easy win from Drunkasamonkey (Ricky Blewitt, $3) and Mega Celebration (Will Stanley, $2.30 fav)

In front from the outset, Tintern Power (Michael Gray, $2.10 fav) became the third leg of the Rodney Robb treble as a runaway winner of the 1600m Woodham Petroleum Class 1 Trophy Handicap from Miss Twenty-Two (Emily Waters, $3) and Stone (Will Stanley, $4.40).

Meanwhile Rodger Waters from Wagga won the Nyngan Toyota Duck Creek Picnic Cup with Kaipaki.


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