Heyfield to Healesville takes approximately 2.5 hours, but I’m betting the trip home on Wednesday seemed a lot quicker for Don Rhodes.
Don came to the track with three runners and returned home with the perfect record of three winners. The treble made better by the fact that he also bred the litter of Blazin’ Bomber x Silver Salute youngsters and owns them all.
First to fly the flag was Wow Anna in race 2 after exiting box eight she crossed the line with almost half a length up her sleeve in 17.09 sec.
Two races later Don was at it again when Electric Mick, starting from box 1, and taking full advantage of the rails run, ran a little quicker (16.91) and saluted the judge with a length to spare over the field.
The final of the litter treble came in the fifth event of the day when No Tickles made no mistake starting from box 7 working his way through the field and racing away to win by 1.3 lengths in 16.89.
This win gave No Tickles a hat trick of wins at the track and put the icing on the cake for great day out.
Under the current Covid-19 Social Distancing protocols there was no crowd in attendance to applaud Don on his triple treat, but nothing could wipe the smile from his face.
WATCH: Wow Anna start off Donald Rhodes big day at Healesville from box eight.
WATCH: Electric Mick win Donald Rhodes second race for the day from box 1.
WATCH: No Tickles bring up win number three for Donald Rhodes from box seven.