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Trifecta champion returns

Friday, 15th March, 2019

Horse It’s Fred with trainer Paula Trenwith, who is all smiles after taking out the 2017 Outback Cup. PICTURE: Tyler Hannigan Horse It’s Fred with trainer Paula Trenwith, who is all smiles after taking out the 2017 Outback Cup. PICTURE: Tyler Hannigan

By Tyler Hannigan

Ten years after her horse Nozi completed the Outback Cup trifecta, South Australian trainer Paula Trenwith returns to St Pat’s with hopes of more success.

Trenwith first made the trek to Broken Hill in 2006 before a trio of Outback Cup wins by Nozi in 2007, 2008 and 2009 as well as a fourth cup victory in 2017 with It’s Fred.

Having missed out on last year’s meeting, Trenwith said that she can’t wait to get back to Broken Hill where she’s had so much success over the years.

“I was really disappointed to miss last year’s meeting,” Trenwith said.

“We love coming to Broken Hill and supporting the (St Pat’s race) club because they’ve been so good to us over the years. We look forward to the trip because the town really gets behind the meeting.”

Trenwith’s stable has been bolstered by the acquisition of Andrew ‘Cossie’ Costello’s two-time Outback Sprint winning horse Snip Of Magic. Trenwith is also bringing Talk Derby To Me and Bee Jaay, both owned by Costello.

“I’ve got four horses coming up and they’re all fit and running well,” Trenwith said.

“Karadoc Kid is running in the Outback Cup and we’ll give it our best shot (of winning) but everyone else that’s competing in the races are doing the same thing so it’s not easy. It’s whoever gets the best run of the day really.”

Karadoc Kid is coming off a nice run of form at Kangaroo Island with one win and two seconds from three starts.

Trenwith has been training horses for almost 20 years and she said that previous experience has transferred onto her current career.

“I’ve been training since 2000,” she said.

“I previously worked in equestrian and showing...I like to get them looking nice and horse welfare is high on my priority list when training and that usually reflects on how they look and how they behave.

“I really love it (training) and racing is a fantastic sport. When you do win a race the highs are unbelievable.”

If Trenwith can hoist the trophy once more it’ll be a historic moment for her as a trainer.

“Fingers crossed, I think the record is five cups and I’ve won four,” Trenwith said.

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