Father And Son Take Out Major Broome Awards

18
Aug

Sean Casey shook off a strong challenge from his brother, Dave, to win Broome’s Leading Trainer title for the second year running.

The siblings went head-to-head for the majority of the season but it was Sean who prevailed with 83 points, 10 clear of his brother.

Sean’s tally included 11 winners with his best return a treble on June 21 and a double at Tuesday’s Ladies Day meeting.

Tom Pike, who had a quiet start to the season, ended strongly to finish in third place with 64 points. Robert Gulberti was fourth.

It was double celebration for Casey when his jockey son, Jake, clinched the Leading Rider title in the final race of the season.

The teenager was level with Nathan Stanley but gained two points when Galinba Blast ran second to hot favourite Unctuous.

Casey’s eight winners, including three doubles, earned him 56 points. Darwin’s Stephen Ridler filled third placing.

David Casey took some consolation on missing out to his brother when Danreign won Broome’s Horse of the Year.

The son of Danehill Express enjoyed a stellar campaign; racing on eight occasions for four wins and three placings.

Danreign finished on 21 points, seven clear of the Rob Gulberti-trained Bustabill who scored three wins and one second from his seven starts.

 rwwa Julio Santarelli