Willhaveahundred made the long trip to the Gold Coast worthwhile for owner Shirley Gordon on Saturday.
The Dash For Cash mare came from fourth on the turn to win the Burleigh Sports Club Hcp (1400m) under 59kg. She has been a consistent performer for the Gordon family winning 4 races and adding 11 placings from 26 starts.
Willhaveahundred (6m Dash For Cash – Lady Karnagree by Citidancer) is trained at Toowoomba by Eric Ropiha and was a $13,000 buy at the 2007 Gold Coast Magic Millions. Her dam is a half-sister to G3 BTC Classic winner Gallieni (General Nediym).
Gordon and her son Rowan live on the Newell Highway north of Narrabri in NSW and it’s a 550km drive to the Gold Coast. “I was here for her previous start a fortnight ago when she went down narrowly to Peppered Black,” Gordon explained. “The track was slow that day and she’s probably better off on top of the ground.”
Rowan Gordon is wheelchair-bound and watched the race at home on their property. “He will be just as thrilled as me,’’ Shirley said. “Hopefully, the mare can keep it going.”
Swettenham Stud sire Dash For Cash is sitting third on the Victorian sires’ premiership this season with 70 domestic winners of $2.16 million.
Black Caviar’s sire Bel Esprit heads the table ahead of Reset who was propelled into second spot when his daughter Pinker Pinker won the W S Cox Plate in October.
Chief earner for Dash For Cash so far this season is G2 Bill Stutt Stakes winner Chase The Rainbow who has banked $234,000. Trainer Rick Hore-Lacy bought him from the Swettenham draft at the 2010 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale for $90,000.