What better way to celebrate a weekend of feature race success than a few beers at a not so local pub.
Co-owner and breeder Camo Hallinan wasn’t even in the country when Zipping Bailey won the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg in Sydney on April 20.
Then, less than 24 hours later Zipping Magda claimed one of Victoria’s richest country maiden events, the Golden Rush Maiden Final at Bendigo.
“It has been an amazing weekend for my family as well as trainers Jason Mackay and Ricky Coleman,” Camo said.
Camo, who was holidaying in America at the time of the feature race double is over the moon.
Zipping Bailey was the first to create excitement, when she over came box six and a very talented Golden Easter Egg field in an effort that needs to be seen to be believed.
“We woke up everyone in the motel cheering when she won,” Camo admitted.
“This is what you dream about and the reason you do the early mornings and long nights. It is the best feeling.”
Zipping Bailey is a daughter of Barcia Bale and Zipping Willow.
Anyone who knows Camo knows how special Zipping Willow is to him.
Zipping Willow is due to whelp a littler of pups out of Melbourne Cup winner My Redeemer.
A smaller but just as memorable win was Zipping Magda in the $10,000 to-the-winner Gold Rush Maiden Series.
“Credit to her trainer Ricky Coleman,” Camo said.
“Me and Ricky have a great bond, we are the next generation of the sport and we both want to see it succeed.”
“The first message I got from Ricky was that we had the pick of the litter.”
Zipping Magda, a daughter of Barcia Bale and Tricky Rose claimed the three-week Gold Rush Maiden series on April 21.
Zipping Magda, who is trained by 22-year-old Ricky Coleman, finished third in the God Rush heats before winning both his semi-final and of course the final.
WATCH: Zipping Magda win the Gold Rush Maiden Final at Bendigo from box four.
“The Bendigo win really topped off an amazing weekend for everyone involved,” Camo said.
“I have really high hopes for what this litter can achieve in achieve in the future.”
Camo suggested to keep an eye out for Zipping Norton from the Barcia Bale and Tricky Rose litter who is trained by Robert Camilleri.