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    Personal milestone a “pretty fair effort” Personal milestone a “pretty fair effort”

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    RESPECTED horseman Greg Scholefield has registered a personal milestone. With his boutique stable in its customary strong form, Scholefield passed $1million in prizemoney as... Personal milestone a “pretty fair effort”

    RESPECTED horseman Greg Scholefield has registered a personal milestone.

    With his boutique stable in its customary strong form, Scholefield passed $1million in prizemoney as a trainer.

    Given he has averaged 26.7 starts a season during the past 22 years, combined with the low stakes on offer in South Australia, Scholefield’s achieved is best described as a “pretty fair effort”!

    Boasting a winning strike rate of 46 per cent this season – and 37.8 per cent for the last decade – Scholefield reached his latest highlight via a treble at Globe Derby on Saturday night.

    “We are run off our feet at the moment with such a big team as we usually only work a couple, but have four going at the moment,” Scholefield joked. “It was a pretty good night and to get a treble made for a short trip home.

    “Passing a million in earnings is a pretty fair effort considering I usually only work a couple at a time and we don’t race for as much here as they do interstate.

    “Emain Macha earned a large chunk of that as he picked up almost $300,000.”

    Citing the son of Safari as the best he has prepared, Scholefield made a bold statement when he declared Emain Macha’s throne is under threat by Jawsoflincoln, which was the third leg of his treble.

    Driven by Gaita Pullicino, Jawsoflincoln led throughout from barrier five to score from Assassinator and Joes A Character.

    Rating 1:55.2 over 2230 metres, the son of Art Major took his record to 15 wins and eight placings from 35 starts for earnings of $106,301.

    “Jawsoflincoln is only a four-year-old and has plenty of races ahead of him,” Scholefield said. “I believe he has some feature wins in him, and as good as Emain Macha was, I reckon Jawsoflincoln can pass him before he is finished.”

    For the record, Scholefield’s treble also included Rakero Storm and Dina Mo, which is unbeaten from two starts since joining the stable.

     

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