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Mr Chard Wins Listed Hawkesbury Rowley Mile
At Hawkesbury yesterday, former Emirates Park stallion Al Samer (Redoute's Choice-My Lady's Key, by Key to the Mint) added a black-type success when 7YO entire Mr Chard (Al Samer-Najar, by Secret Savings) scored by 0.5-length for trainer Tony McEvoy in the $100,000 Listed Hawkesbury Rowley Mile (1600m) for 3YO+, over 5YO entire Tougher than Ever (General Nediym-Rathlin Island, by Giant's Causeway) & 5YO mare La Amistad (Redoute's Choice-Tugela, by Riverman). Mr Chard took his record to 4 wins (including the Gr3 VRC Carbine Club Stakes) and 5 placings (including the Gr3 Aurie's Star Handicap) from 26 starts for $496,182 earnings. Mr Chard was an $18,000 purchase by Lawson Stables at the 2009 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Bowness Stud.