Former Champion trainer Sean Tarry on Sunday day joined a unique band in the world of horseracing by notching up his 2000th winner at Turffontein tonight.
The dramatic moment came as the sun set over Turffontein race course in Race 9 – the second last race of the day – and with Flash Burn, Tarry’s last runner of the day.
Ridden by champion jockey Lyle Hewitson the three-year-old colt took the 1600m Maiden Plate by leading virtually all the way.
Tarry savoured the moment, praising his team for their hard work and said he was happy to be joining a select band of about half a dozen trainers who had achieved the feat of training 2000 winners.
Earlier G-Bets Summer Cup victor Tilbury Fort had been number 1999 when he was an impressive winner of a Pinnacle Plate over what seemed a too sharp 1400m on his comeback run.
Amongst Tarry’s stable is the brilliant Legal Eagle, a R425 000 National Yearling Sales graduate and 15-time winner including multiple Gr 1 wins, earning over R12,059,625 in the process.