Party time after overdue win
THE Destination Tweed first race left a Gold Coast jockey and horse owner very happy.
Four-year-old mare Geneva Gold finally won her first race after competing in Gold Coast, Ipswich and Brisbane.
Part-owner of Geneva Gold, Garry Jones, said the win was a long time coming.
“This was the 24th start and she hadn’t won a race,” Mr Jones said. “We all have been hoping she would win a race for us one day and today is the day.”
Mr Jones said the prize money would pay a few bills and the group would celebrate this evening.
Chairman of the Tweed Jockey Club Bernie Quinn said about 16 people celebrated the long-awaited win.
“We all need winners, it’s good they are all excited, laughing, drinking, betting and even yodelling,” Mr Quinn said.
The horse’s jockey, 21-year-old Tegan Harrison, said the last time she rode at Murwillumbah she also won.
“I like Murwillumbah,” she said. “I was happy to win on her today, it has been a long time coming. She races consistently and never gets a win but she did today.”