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Tapeta winter series a huge success

01 / 09 / 2014 Article by: Peter Staples
Field in transit of Tapeta Winter Series Distance final icon Click to enlarge

THE decision by Tasracing to stage a winter series on the Tapeta track at Spreyton has been hailed a huge success by industry participants.

Sprint and Distance preludes into $25,000 finals were the features over the five-week series that produced capacity fields in all races on most days with the five-meeting series culminating with the running of the $25,000 distance final over 1880 metres on Sunday.

Landstar emerged triumphant in the final over another highly promising stayer Big Time.

The connections of Landstar are now eyeing the $100,000 Devonport Cup as Landstar’s main mission this season.

The Sprint final was won by Innocent Gamble and the Barry Campbell-trained gelding is now in the paddock and will be brought back for the $20,000 sprint race on his home track on Devonport Cup day on January 7 next year.