• Local horse syndicate hits its straps, excited by chances in Caufield Guineas

    WE WON: Kelly Hill (right) and other local owners celebrate after a Guinea’s prelude; PHOTOS: Ken King Thoroughbreds

    THE sting of being bundled out of the GVFNL finals is mercifully a distant memory now that the Euroa A grade side has turned its attention to the racetrack.

    In an ironic twist of fate, members of the team which prematurely exited the finals, now find themselves in part ownership of one of the most fancied runners in Saturday’s $1 million Caulfield Guineas.

    The girls bought the gifted colt Bon Aurum at last year’s football auction and have already made a handsome profit on their $1400 investment.

    Part owner Amy Mackrell said she and her co-owners were putting the finishing touches to their outfits in preparation for Saturday.

    “It’s hard to believe that we’re in this situation. To buy the horse at a footy auction and then here we are, off to the Guineas,” Amy said.

    “I know it’s a really rare thing to have this sort of success in your first horse. Most people own a lot of horses before they get this lucky,” she said.

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