Local horse stars on New Year's Day at Aquis Beaudesert

While many were at home recovering from New Year’s Eve celebrations a strong crowd was on hand to witness a great day’s racing at Aquis Beaudesert.

The inaugural New Year’s Day meeting was dominated by Brisbane trainers, with Kelly Schweida winning with all four of the horses that he brought down from Eagle Farm.

Kelly is currently sitting sixth in the Queensland Trainers Premiership, with the latest triumphs leaving him snapping at the heels of five-time Metropolitan premiership winning trainer Robert Heathcote.

The standout horse on Tuesday again came from the local Beaudesert trainer and jockey combo of Ben Robinson and Brooke Ainsworth, who teamed up to win the Class 1 1400m race with Bobby Axelrod. 

The horse was snapped up for $1000 at the 2018 Magic Millions June sales, a bargain for a three quarter brother of champion three-year-old Rich Enuff, who won three group races in Melbourne running second in the $1 million Caulfield Guineas.

What makes this win even more impressive is that Bobby won his first start at Beaudesert at $151, then returned to the track and recorded his second victory at $21. 

The former Aquis Park, Toby Edmonds trained gelding has now taken his prizemoney to $26,900 in his past four starts, not bad for a $1000 purchase who was unraced when the Gray family purchased him.