UBET Summers Series Update


An exciting month lies ahead for the winners of last Saturday’s UBET Queensland Summer Crowns openers at Doomben. 

The winning connections of Ardoyne Road (Sizzling Plate), Pretty Fast (Mode Plate), Pierata (Winning Rupert Stakes) and Monsieur Gustave (George Moore Stakes), each need just two more UBET Summer Crowns Series wins to share in $1.6 million in bonuses.

Toowoomba trainer Tony Sears (pictured) appears to be right in the mix, after he produced exciting two-year-old Ardoyne Road to win the Sizzling Plate in sizzling style.

He signaled his intentions to chase the $500k two-year-old bonus, ultimately with a view to running in the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic on 13 January 2017.

“I knew once she mustered speed she could go and she has loads and loads of ability. Our main aim is the Magic Millions if everything goes right,” Sears said.

The new $100k trainer and jockey bonus looks as though it could come right down to the wire, with points awarded throughout the 15 UBET Summer Crowns Series races. 

Darryl Hansen and team Snowden lead the $50k trainers’ challenge on nine points, while Damian Browne and Corey Brown head the jockeys’ ladder, also with nine points each.