A treble for Dale in Canberra

Dec 29, 2015

By Jon Tuxworth, The Canberra Times

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale finished off an outstanding year in style by combining with jockey Brenton Avdulla for a running treble at Thoroughbred Park on Tuesday.

After Avdulla and Dale's Hermosa Beach ($2.60) saluted in the Benchmark 59 Handicap (1400m) they joined forces with Linsang ($3.40) in the Benchmark 60 Handicap (2000m) and heavy favourite Northern Fury ($1.75) in the Benchmark 65 Handicap (1200m).

It improved Dale's record to 69 winners from just 260 runners at a strike rate of more than 26 per cent across 2016.