Crawford – 1000 On The Board!
[original article from Sporting Post https://www.sportingpost.co.za/2019/10/brett-crawford-1000-winners/]
Brett Crawford marked his 19 years of training horses with the milestone of his 1000th winner at Durbanville on Saturday, courtesy of the Dynasty colt, Bag Of Tricks.
[ Photograph, Wayne Marks, Bay Media]
Crawford trains the grey for his staunch patrons Ridgemont and the Kieswetter family have struck a rich vein of form in recent weeks, topping the local owner log.
But Bag Of Trick’s victory was not a velvet smooth pop the champagne moment! The Highlands bred 3yo was not the easiest of rides and Corne Orffer earned his commission the hard way – and picked up an unwanted holiday in the process.
Bag Of Tricks had it all to do inside the final 200m but plugged on to gain the advantage – a neck separated the top four past the post. The rider of the runner-up Brother Louis wasn’t happy though.
The Stipes reported that approaching the 150m SNOWY MOUNTAIN (R Fourie) lost position when forced to ease off the heels of BAG OF TRICKS (C Orffer) which shifted outwards.
Jockey C Orffer, the rider of BAG OF TRICKS, was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7 in that he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to SNOWY MOUNTAIN (R Fourie) at the 150m.
Jockey Orffer signed an Admission of Guilt and was suspended from riding for 7 days. Dates 16/10/2019 to 22/10/2019 inclusive.