LEADING South Australian concession driver Tiana McMahon embodied the passion of the Teal Pants Campaign with her win at Globe Derby today.
Scoring with Aces Daughter, McMahon’s joy was immediately directed towards the charitable operation.
Between February 1 and March 15 every reinswoman in Australia will wear teal driving pants in a bid to raise awareness and valuable funds for ovarian cancer research.
Each state’s governing body, along with various clubs and betting agencies, will donated a set amount per teal win during the campaign.
“That’s my first win in teal pants,” McMahon said. “I’m so excited to be a part of such a wonderful team for this worthy cause.
“To help with a win is terrific. There are about 300 reinswomen driving in teal pants and just one win each would raise so much money for the charity.”
McMahon’s initial joy was enhanced later on the card when she completed a double thanks to Play Your Ace.
After enjoying the ideal one-one trip, Play Your Ace sprinted to a three-metre win from A Good News Day, with Our Mate Mick two-and-a-half metres away third.
“To get a second win for Team Teal is amazing,” McMahon said.
Trained by Ray Holberton, Aces Daughter and Play Your Ace are from Ace High Miss, which went close to equalling a long-standing Australian record.
The handy matron is also the dam of Ace To Play which finished second later on the card with McMahon in the cart.
Only two broodmares have produced three winners on the same card.
Charming Queen was the first when three of her progeny scored at Harold Park on May 22, 1948.
Park Pool followed suit in Ballarat on January 19, 1952 when three of her offspring made their way into the winners’ circle.
“I said to Ray before the meeting Aces Daughter and Play Your Ace could very well give us a double,” McMahon said. “It would have been amazing if Ace To Play also got up.
“I can’t thank Ray enough for the drives, especially during this time of the year.”