South Australia’s female harness racing drivers have created an incredible record in Saturday night metropolitan racing at Globe Derby Park.
Reinswomen recorded an amazing 15 straight metro winners in a period stretching from July 3 through to last Saturday night.
Little did Samantha Pascoe realise when she scored on Super Angus in the last race at Globe Derby Park on July 3 she would be the catalyst for would become a record run of winners.
The following week, July 10, and female drivers won all seven races on the program with champion reinswoman Dani Hill landing four, Tiana McMahon two and Samantha Pascoe chipping in again with one.
It was the second time in history that the ladies had driven the card, having done it six weeks earlier on Saturday, June 5.
Last Saturday the reinswomen looked like doing it again in successive weeks driving the winners of the first seven races on the eight-race program to stretch the winning run to 15.
Again, Dani Hill led the way with four victories, Gaita Pullicino two and Leah Harvey one.
Then, up stepped the party-pooper, Dani’s brother Wayne, who led throughout on Delightful Gnp in the final race on Saturday.
Ironically the final event was a race for mares only, and the winner was trained by Heather Stevens, and second was Ammicchi, driven by Dani Hill and trained by Sharon Newman.
But the record has now been set with an unbelievable 15 consecutive victories at a metropolitan track.
On Saturday, for the second week in a row, Dani Hill drove four winners, the third Jakes Sportswriter, was her 100th for the season.
She finished the night on 101 wins for the season and currently leads the SA Drivers’ premiership by an amazing 61 wins with brother Wayne second on 40.
Dani Hill has an easy drive home on Jakes Sportswriter at Globe Derby Park. Picture: Graham FischerSource:Supplied
Trainer Ryan Hryhorec had two winners on the night Easy Rolling and Gatesys Alley, both driven by Dani Hill.
Hryhorec is an outstanding driver himself but is happy to hand the reins over to Hill.
“First and foremost, horses run for Dani,” Hryhorec said.
“She gets the best out of each one I put her on.
“Easy Rolling is a case in point. When I have driven the mare, I felt she wasn’t the most courageous.
“On Saturday, Dani settled her back in the field, overcame a check when making a run, and raced away to win by six metres.
“I also believe the weight in the sulky makes a difference.
“Dani is a petite lady and I’m sure horses enjoy pulling a sulky with her weight, rather than a lot of the boys.”
Story: Courtesy of Graham Fischer for Harness Racing South Australia
Originally published asLadies clean up in Adelaide harness racing frenzy
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