Collie Cup win for Salvaged


Hundreds of race goers and betting masters flocked to the racecourse for the biggest event on the Collie Race Club calendar.

Punters celebrated their wins and mourned their wallets as a smorgasbord of live races donned the grounds and big screens.

The exciting six-race program, including supporting races from Applecross Electrical and Testing Services, Premier Coal and TABtouch, saw big turn outs for the headlining Freo Collie Cup.

Race five saw the Collie Cup 2000m dash won by Salvaged ridden by jockey Colin Haddon and trained by Jeff Pike.

Salvaged won the race after a tough fight for the finish line, logging in fifth at the 800m mark and third at the 400m mark.

Second place saw Crosley Hotshot who also found for the silver position as she marked seventh and the 800m mark and sixth at the 400m mark.

It was Shrewd Gamble who surprised the crowd holding a strong first place in all checkpoints only to finish fourth in the final mark, beaten by Break the Chain in third.

Pike said he was happy with the results and commended Mr Haddon for taking Salvaged to the win.

The second biggest race of the day saw Vision and Prayer take the 1400m win in the Applecross Electrical and Testing Services Collie Print.

The filly was a strong contender throughout the race, leading the pack at the 800m mark and only second in the 400m mark to take out the win.

Filly Zosimus was Vision and Prayers biggest contender coming in second during the race and even over taking the winning steed at the 400m mark before ultimately coming second.

Vision and Prayer owner Chris Slater congratulated trainer Brock Lethwaite and jockey Julion Kokotajlo for bringing in the win and thanked the Collie Race Club Inc for hosting the race.

"This win feels great," he said.

"I've had a lot of faith in Brock Lethwaite and he really showed up today. I want to thank Wendy Lang who I spell horses with and she's done a really good job.

"A happy horse is a winning horse and she got the horse on a winning spell and the results speak for themselves. This horse has never won first up and we did today so it shows how happy the horse is and we're pleased to be able to do it at such a welcoming club such as Collie."

Horses will return to the racecourse next year for Harness racing in February.