By Mark Brassel
Wagga-based trainer Trevor Sutherland has landed the entire program by leading in all six winners at Saturday's Carrathool race meeting.
The last person to prepare the program on a NSW course was nearly 23 years ago when Frank Cleary won all six races at Forbes in August 1994.
Sutherland's feat was remarkable given that he only had seven runners on the day. Apprentice Megan Taylor won on five of Sutherland's horses with fellow apprentice Stacey Metcalfe winning the other on My Friend Albert ($4).
Left: Trainer Trevor Sutherland - $5 all up on his six winners at Carrathool would have netted $5,616
The first of Sutherland's winners was Yawkey Way ($3.60), followed by Spare Parts ($3 favourite), My Friend Albert, Benno's Boy ($2.60 fav), Mr Sommerville ($4) and Dream On Stan ($2.50 fav).
Sutherland told the Wagga Advertiser's Ben Jaffrey: “It was a great day – just one of those lucky ones. Megan (Taylor) and Stacey (Metcalfe) rode really well. It’s just a special day in my life – something I’ll be able to tell my grandkids.”
Tim Martin trained six winners at Tamworth in May 2001 on a nine-race card, while Gwenda Markwell also prepared six winners at Kembla Grange in November 2007 (nine races). Bert Honeychurch trained six winners at Berrigan in May 1972.