Move over Kevin McGee, there is a new Horsham Hurricane, and he goes by the name of Tarpins.
That’s right folks, our horse Tarpins broke his cherry this afternoon, winning the prestigious 1800 metre Grampians and Wimmera Tourist News Maiden Plate, at picturesque Horsham racecourse.
Unfortunately the three hour each way trip to Horsham was a little daunting for us just two days before Christmas, so we opted to watch from the Keilor TAB instead. And I must say, I was pleasantly surprised by the fine class of dero that was assembled there at 1.30pm on a Sunday. Not a razor blade amongst them. And more than a few of them walking with that ‘morning after’ shuffle; the one where it hurts your kidneys to stand up straight.
Anyway, the TAB clientele were pretty surprised to hear such fervent support from two sober people in what was (admittedly) a non-feature race.
Hugs and kisses all round for Wakes and myself, and plenty of celebratory phone calls and text messages from our family and friends.