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An exciting month lies ahead for the winners of last Saturday’s UBET Queensland Summer Crowns openers at Doomben.
The winning connections of Ardoyne Road (Sizzling Plate), Pretty Fast (Mode Stakes), Pierata (Winning Rupert Stakes) and Monsieur Gustave (George Moore Stakes), each need just two more UBET Summer Crown Series wins to share in $1.6 million in bonuses.
Toowoomba trainer Tony Sears appears to be right in the mix, after he produced exciting two-year-old Ardoyne Road to win the Sizzling Plate in sizzling style.
He signaled his intentions to chase the $500k two-year-old bonus, with a view to running in the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic on 13 January 2017.
“I knew once she mustered speed she could go and she has loads and loads of ability. Our main aim is the Magic Millions if everything goes right,” Sears said.
The new $100k trainer and jockey bonus looks as though it could come right down to the wire, with points awarded throughout the 15 UBET Summer Crowns Series races.
Darryl Hansen and team Snowden lead the $50k trainers’ challenge on nine points, while Damian Browne and Corey Brown head the jockeys’ ladder, also with nine points.
$1.6 Million UBET Summer Crowns Results
UBET $500k 2YO Summer Crowns Series
Sizzling Plate (Dec 2)
Ardoyne Road T: T Sears J: N Tomizawa
Calaway Gal (Dec 16)
Phelan Ready (Dec 16)
BJ McLachlan (Dec 30)
Magic Millions 2YO Classic (Jan 13)
UBET $500k 3YO Summer Crowns Series
Winning Rupert Plate (Dec 2)
Pierata T: G Hickman J: C Brown
Mode Plate (Dec 2)
Pretty Fast T: P & P Snowden J: D Browne
Gold Edition Plate (Dec 16)
Vo Rogue Plate (Dec 30)
Magic Millions 3YO Classic (Jan 13)
UBET $400k Sprint Summers Crown Series
George Moore Stakes (Dec 2)
Monsieur Gustave T: D Hansen J: T Brooker
Lough Neagh Stakes (Dec 16)
The Buffering (Dec 30)
Magic Millions Cup (Jan 13)
Magic Millions Sprint (Jan 13)
UBET $50,000 Summer Crowns Trainers’ Bonus
Peter and Paul Snowden
K Wood and P Gesler
UBET $50,000 Summer Crowns Jockeys’ Bonus