Penny Fisher’s final meeting at Borrowdale Park on Saturday July 27, was memorable.
In addition to winning the 1450 Breeders Sprint with Tandava – winning margin 6.50 lengths – her stable also won another three races.
Tandava, is owned and bred by Dave Rosser, and was ridden by Deon Sampson on Saturday, Coachella got off to a slow start and Bush Pilot went onto the pace. However, once Tandava made his move it was over bar the shouting.
Butchie Boy, Twilight Trip and Heir Line were placed,
Penny Fisher was on the board earlier with first and second in the 1800m MR 65 Handicap. Doubleosevenagain (Sampson), held on from fast-finishing Rose Diamond. Dunas Douradas came third. Doubleoseven is owned by Johnny Dardagan and was bred in Zimbabwe by Sarahdane Stud.
Rebellious Queen (Greyling) scored in the 1600m MR 50 Handicap with stable companion Hillah The Hun second. The daughter of National Emblem is owned by Gengiz Goksel.
Penny was back in the winners’ enclosure again with Yarraman (Sampson), also owned by Gengiz, in the 1600m Pinnacle Plate (80)!
For a send-off one can’t ask for much better than that.
It was good to see trainer Gavin Macleod back in action with Eureka Effect (C Habib) who won the 1700m Maiden Plate for Robyn Macleod.
There were no surprises in the 2000m Zimbabwe Oaks, won by Mia Finola with Caleb Habib in the irons. Trained by Bridget Stidolph, Mia Finola, by Var (USA) is owned by Newbury Racing (Pty) Ltd (nominee Mr D E Evans).
Ineffable ran second, then came Missy Franklin and Born to Shine.
Bridget Stidolph also won the first race on the Borrowdale Park card with Lute Society – Caleb Habib again. And the Penny Fisher Testimonial Champion Juvenile Stakes with Lily Blue (Wes Marwing) for Robyn Macleod and the Gin’ll Fix It Syndicate.
The last race of Borrowdale Park’s 2028/19 was won by What A Dandy with Denis Schwartz riding for owner John Koumides and trainer Kirk Swanson.
Congratulations to all the winning connections – and hoping to see you around a lot, Penny.
Photographs by Zimbabwe Equine News.