Treuer Memorial worth $50,000


A FEELING of excitement is brewing as the field begins to take shape for Bankstown Paceway’s premier event, the $50,000 M.H. Treuer Memorial, on Monday, June 14.
The Paul Fitzpatrick-trained Jay Ok has made his presence felt in the open class pacing ranks and now looks towards the time-honoured Bankstown event.
General manager of the Paceway, Tom Swiderski, believes that the race will be one of the hottest contests this winter.
“Some exciting horses are targeting the Treuer, and it will be fantastic to host them at Bankstown,” he said.
“It will also be great to welcome back the Fitzpatrick family to their home track.”
Tom says Mach Da Vinci NZ, trained locally by Peter Hanson, is a star on the rise and is on target to take his place in the field. “Mach is leading into the race pretty well. Last week, he went one of the quickest final 400m ever seen on Menangle,” he said.
With $132,011 in stakes already to his name, Hanson declared that the New Zealand import is the best horse to have set foot in his stable and believes he has what it takes to crack his home track feature.
“I’ve spent my entire training career here at Bankstown. It would mean a lot if I could win the Treuer Memorial,” he said.
The inaugural Club Rivers Trotters Cup carrying prize money of $14,280 will also be a showcase event on the day.
Admission is free and off the track there will be live music, dessert food trucks and free kids activities, including face painting, a jumping castle and inflatable slide, to ensure there is something for the entire family.
Hospitality packages are also available, including complimentary trackside seating with the option to purchase a Taytas Food Co Grazing Platter.
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