Trained by Darren Weeks, driven by Kylie Rasmussen and owned by her mother Cheryl, the win took Major Cam’s record to 59 starts for 26 wins and 13 minor placings and earnings of $235,000.
Starting his career with a Redcliffe victory as a three-year-old in December 2014, Major Cam has been sidelined for periods of nine months or longer on three separate occasions.
Following two wins from six starts in his first campaign, he was away from the track for 12 months, returning as a four-year-old with a first-up victory at Albion Park.
It was to be a successful four-year-old term that returned 7 wins and 3 minors from 12 outings.
Included were a pair of Group victories - the Group 2 Four-Year-Old Triad Final and the Group 3 Four-Year-Old Championship.
The 4YO Championship victory would be his last in that season, with two more starts before another 11-month stint on the sidelines.
Returning as a five-year-old, he showed no effects of the long break when scoring a gritty win first-up from outside the leader to claim his tenth career victory.
A further six wins that season were followed with his progression to open company early in the new season as a six-year-old.
Major Cam announced himself to the Free For All ranks with a dominant victory at his second start of the 2017/18 season in a field that included battle-hardened open class performers Alleluia and Mach Alert.
Apart from a half-head second in the 2017 Redcliffe Patron’s Purse behind Bettorthanspecial, all his racing has been at Albion Park.
His latest victory has elevated him into the ’25 Club’ for horses that have achieved 25 victories at The Creek.
That victory indicating there is still film left to be added to the Major Cam highlight reel.
George Michael is an owner, breeder and trainer that has put huge amounts of money and hard work into the sport of harness racing.
With many of the horses owned by Michael bred by his own stallions in recent times, in 2016, he opted to send a mare by the name of Melton Bonny Bye to the court of Hurrikane Kingcole.
The resultant foal was a filly, and that filly was then entered in the 2019 Redcliffe Yearling Sale.
Entering the sales ring, the filly could not attract a solitary bid and was knocked down as a buyback to Michael for the paltry figure of $200.
Naming his horses with the moniker of Melton as either a suffix or prefix in their name referring to Melton Stud - which is owned and operated by Michael - this filly would race as Melton Insulted.
Given the name owing to how George Michael was feeling after his filly could not even secure a solitary bid at that 2019 sale.
Fast forward to her two-year-old season and Melton Insulted - now prepared by John McMullen - progressed through to the Redcliffe Sales Series Final following a placing in her heat.
There was to be no fairy tale in the $100,000 Group 1 Final, however the filly ended the extended season with 8 minor placings from 16 attempts.
Stepping out as a three-year-old on January 7 at Redcliffe in her first start for the new season, Melton Insulted was able to land a maiden-breaking victory.