It was Whateley’s fourth win in 24 starts, which also includes six placings for $11,918.
The horse is by Sportswriter, which inspired the name after sports journalist and radio host Gerard Whateley.
“He came to me already named - I’m a retired butcher now who works a team of eight,” Ebert said.
“This fella has really hit his straps, so he’d have to be near the top of the pecking order now.
“Not bad for a $500 purchase; when I got him I think he had one race as a two-year-old and since Taleah has got on him, he’s grown a leg.
“I’m off him now, my driving days are for Shows only.
“The $7,500 QBRED bonus next year is now a big goal.
“Racing Queensland needs to be applauded for giving horses like this good incentive to race on.”
The same path was followed by Melton Max Gentle, who was bred by Toogoolawah resident George Michael.
“No-one wanted him, just like no-one ever wants to buy my horses,” Michael said.
“It’s a shame because I rate this one’s father, Bonamax, as the best Queensland-based sire since Fake Left.
“I used to stand him and I’ve got plenty of his progeny in the paddock, but I just haven’t got the time and manpower to work them all.
“I only brought this fella into work this year as an eight-year-old and he’s won a race now and placed three times.”