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An emotional Tim Martin stated "I am more relieved than pleased to win the Walcha Cup today for my good friend and solid supporter Reg Kemister, for my Uncle Ron and for the people of Walcha".
Both Tim and Reg Kemister the owner of Hunter Jack are from Kentucky and Reg's mother was very good friends my uncle Ron so winning today had a sense of completion for the inform trainer.
Tim’s uncle Ron Martin, was a leading trainer in the Hunter & North Western New South Wales for 30 years. From the age of 10, Tim worked in his uncle’s stable and started riding track work. At 15 years old Tim left school to take over the running of his Uncle Ron’s stable at Walcha so winning this cup was his destiny.
Hunter Jack is owned by President Bloodstock which is owned and managed by Mr Reg Kemister and long time supporter of Tims. "Reg is a great man to be involved with. He has supported me through thick and thin so giving him the Walcha Cup with a tough old horse like Hunter Jack is one way I can repay his loyalty and support" said Tim.
Reg owns a number of horses in the stable including the Group 1 placed Heavens Above, Pindan Pearl and a coupe of lovely I Am Invincible fillies who are showing a bit so the relationship runs deep and looks to have a bright future.
Hunter Jack was ridden a treat by Greg Ryan. He jumped well from the 4 barrier and placed him perfectly allowing him to loom wide on the turn and unleash a good dash to win well.
Hunter Jack by Stratum out of Takeiteasydye is no novice at winning cups and on 16th March 2016 he won the Armidale Cup and with the win today he has taken his stakes to $293,685 and then is still plenty left in the 7 year geldings tank.
Tim was delighted to win the Walcha Cup today with the Reg Kemister owned 7 year old gelding Jack Hunter Jack.
The Nick Moratis owned Exceed and Excel 3 year old filly Smart As makes it 2 from 2 at Goulburn on Thursday 8th December
Very promising Al Maher gelding enjoys the extra distance to put pay to his rival and give Tim Martin a running double at Hawkesbury yesterday.
Mr J M Clift and Mrs W J Clift's Rothesay gelding produces a fawless effort to win his maiden easily at Hawkesbury yesterday.
Four year old Darci Bharma gelding King Darci wins today at Warwick Farm and takes Tim Martin's strike rate to 1 winner in 4.9 starters for the season.
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