Grand warrior Passing Shot saluted the judge at Rotorua on Monday for his 10th career win.
It was a significant milestone as very few horses clock up double digit wins and he will now look to push on next season and add to the tally. “It was well deserved after such a consistent campaign” said Racing Manager Albert Bosma.
“He was beaten a short margin in the Group 3 Stewards back in November and looked to have won the Listed Newmarket Handicap on Boxing Day at Ellerslie, but somehow the judge saw it the other way. I think he was the only person in the country that did, but his decision is the one that counts.”
Plans for the sprinter are likely to include a spell now and a similar campaign next season. “He’s done a great job this preparation and it will be nice to put him out on a winning note”, says trainer Stephen Mckee. “He was 4th in the Telegraph Handicap this year and that will be his main goal next season too. We may look at giving him one run in October before we head back to the Stewards as his first big goal of the season.”
Passing Shot has amassed prizemoney of over $375,000 in his career to date for the Go Racing with The Ace Syndicate.