WINDIGO WINS MOTA IPI TOMBE STAKES

Windigo Sherman

Windigo, with Sherman Brown in the irons, won the MOTA Ipi Tombe Stakes for owner Colin Bird and the Swanson stable, at Borrowdale on Sunday.

Windigo, a five-year-old gelding, by Windrush (USA) out of a Goldkeeper (USA) mare,   was bred by The Alchemy. This was a back to back win for Windigo and he has now won six races.

Mathematican, second, put up a good fight and was followed by Comanche Brave and Eurakilon. . The winner started at 2/1 and won by two lengths.

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is Kirk Swanson on Sunday

Kirk Swanson after saddling three winners , including Windigo, winner of the Ipi Tombe Stakes, Stirling Road and Rawedge, first and second over 2400m, and Supa Wonder who left the field for dead in the get-out stakes.

Photograph: Zimbabwe Equine News

NICE SILVERWARE

presentation-ipi-tombe-zen

Kirk Swanson and Sherman Brown accepting the MOTA Ipi Tombe Trophy, on behalf of Windigo and Colin Bird, from MTC steward and MOTA member, Mark Wood.

Photograph: Zimbabwe Equine News

STABLE MATES HARD TO SEPARATE

Sirling Road Murray

In the closest finish of the afternoon (0.05 lengths) Stirling Road (above) managed to hold off his stable mate, Rawedge, in the 2400m MR 55 Handicap.  Callan Murray rode the winner, and Sherman Brown was aboard Rawedge.

Stirling Road by Judpot (USA) is owned by John Koumides and was  bred by Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud.  This was a back to back win for Stirling Road, in heavy going.  He has now won six races.

CATS WITH CREAM

Callan Murray and Gorringes

Paul and Sean Gorringe with  jockey Callan Murray after Supa Wonder won the 1100m MR 55 Handicap. The going was heavy – penetrometer reading 35 – winning margin 4 lengths.

The Soar With Eagles (USA) gelding was bred by Sandford Farm (Pvt) Ltd and is owned by Sean Gorringe, Ursula and Paul Gorringe,  Alan and Murray Smith, Vikas Patel, Gary Carter  and Paula Lewis.

Photograph: Zimbabwe Equine News

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