Emotional De Campo scoops trifecta
Star trainer-driver Aiden De Campo was left to celebrate a race trifecta in the $10,000 De Campo Memorial 2YO Fillies feature at Bunbury on Sunday night.
De Campo had three runners in the race and was delighted to see them all make the podium at the Western Australia track.
De Campo was in the sulky with Artistic Scribe, who picked up her second win from just four starts, while Nowuseemerunnin and Sport Sport Sport came in second and third respectively.
Speaking after the race De Campo could not hide his delight and says the result in a race named after his grandfather, means more than winning a group one.
"It’s a really special race for me to win and to trifecta it means a lot as it was my first trifecta as well," De Campo said.
"It’s probably the race I most look forward to and want to win the most every season, I was able to do it once before but again last night, being able to train and drive the winner made it more special.
"I always wonder if grandad would be proud of me looking down, so to win a race in his honour means more to me than any group one could."
Elsewhere at Bunbury on Sunday night Captains Beachbabe came up trumps for Terry Ferguson and Emily Suvaljko in the opening race on the card.
Captains Beachbabe faced a strong challenge as the line approached but managed to hold on and win by 1.3m.
"She travelled really good in the run. I was confident she would run a good race especially after Justin’s horse was scratched.
She went really good on Tuesday without knocking her about too much," Suvaljko said after the win.