Little Bolt, who was born in November 2015, is the only foal out of Our Jamie Lee, however Millard Senior will tell you ‘Bolt’ hails from a nice family.
“Our Jamie Lee’s mother was the Jan Lee, and her older brother was Jeremy Lee,” David Millard said.
“He was a very good pacer who won some nice races (22 wins and $216,971) in the 1990s.
“The family also dates back to Interdominion winner Robin Dundee.”
Millard Snr. said he had trained and bred some nice horses over the years, but with a Listed victory to his name, Little Bolt was now up there with his best.
“I think Misty Reflection and Stormy’s Promise placed in QBRED races back in the 1970s, it’ been a long time since then,” David Millard said.
Millard Jnr., who is a business manager in a private Brisbane School, stressed the Listed win was a family one.
“The win was for Mum, Dad, my sister Melissa, and my brother Brad, who also drives the horse,” Andrew Millard said.
“Actually we all help, I usually spell horses for six weeks in the winter and they seem to come back strong.
“We’ve got four two-year-olds, and we are breaking in a yearling, and work four racehorses.
“This fella is the best of them, and the way he’s going we might race him on for a week or two yet,” Millard said.
When the Listed and Group money is up for grabs, the cream usually rises to the top; and that was the case with Australia’s leading trainer, Grant Dixon.
Dixons nail both Group 2s
The brilliant Mount Tamborine horseman won half of the QBRED races on offer, as well as the 2YO Colts and Geldings Consolation with the Paul Diebert-driven and the Solid Earth-owned and bred Captains Pick.
The winning Dixon quartet started in race two – the Listed QBRED Triad 4YO Mares final, where Dixon trained the quinella for the $25,000 event, but wasn’t in the bike for either.
Adam Sanderson sat in the one-one with Eternal Promise before getting out and pouncing down the back straight.
The daughter of Bettor’s Delight and As Promised had 5.2 metres to spare over stablemate, Goddess Jujon.
Three races later Dixon, and Fond Memories got the better his wife and stablemate, True Stepper in the Group 2 $50k QBRED Triad 3YO Fillies Final.
The daughter of Mach Three and Forever After sat in the one-one before pouncing late.
Fond Memories, who paid $3.20, is also owned and bred by Kevin and Kay Seymour and was her fourth win in 14 starts – all this season.
Dixon’s highlight of the evening came in the most prestigious race – the Group 2 $50k QBRED Triad 3YO Colts & Geldings Final, when the talented Governor Jujon cruised to an easy 3.9 metre victory.