Hawkesbury horse trainers notch 100 calendar wins

Brad Widdup with Winona Costin. Picture: Geoff Jones
Brad Widdup with Winona Costin. Picture: Geoff Jones

Leading Hawkesbury Trainer Brad Widdup hit another milestone for Hawkesbury trained horses, with talented filly Witherspoon scoring at Newcastle on Saturday.

Widdup started the 2018 ball rolling with Witches, at Royal Randwick on New Year’s Day and Witherspoon made it 100 for the calendar year. It was Widdup’s 47th winner in an outstanding first full season of training.

Fellow Hawkesbury trainers Craig Weeding (Chekkapen) and Terry Croft (No Escape) lifted the tally to 102 with Mudgee victories last Sunday.

Meanwhile, Croft has another country target in mind for No Escape, with the five-year-old is being aimed at the $30,000 Forbes Cup (1600m) on August 6.

Young trainer Weeding is doing a splendid job with Chekkapen who, like No Escape, made it two wins from his last three starts by landing the Benchmark 54 Handicap (1600m).

Hawkesbury Race Club hosts Members’ Day tomorrow, at the Clarendon track.