Three year old Tough Speed (USA) filly BLACK ‘N’ TOUGH made it 3 wins from 5 starts when she won the Class 2 1150m at Spreyton on Sunday. Born and reared at Armidale Stud, and bred by Hobart enthusiast Tony Shadforth, BLACK ‘N’ TOUGH is trained at Spreyton by Leon Wells and was ridden by Jason Maskiell.
We are thrilled to have Camilla home for a few days having just finished working at Yarraman Park in the Hunter Valley for the past 6 months. She has really enjoyed her time working for the Harry and Arthur Mitchell and has made many good friends in the area. On Thursday she heads off to Ireland to join the Darley Flying Start program having been awarded a scholarship in May this year. What a remarkable achievement for Tassie – 2 applicants in the history of the course (and there are over 500 that apply each year!) and they have both been successful. Nick Hay has just completed his 2 years with Darley and is now a graduate of 2012 and is back in Australia to continue working in the Thoroughbred Industry. Camilla is hoping to be able to combine her special interest in Natural Medicine (in which she has a Degree) with her love of horses. No doubt we will have plenty of interesting stories to relate from Ireland in the next few months! Thank goodness for Skype!
Camilla is planning to spend the first 10 days in England with our great friend William Huntington before heading to Ireland. She will be in London to cheer on her good friend and former training partner Lisa who is representing Australia in the women’s marathon at the Olympics.