Racing was held at Ballina Racecourse for the first time in three months. Although the weather had been clear for several days leading up to the race, it was announced that the event would be held on a Heavy 8 track condition on the day of the race. “Today’s track was very unusual. Walking along the course, the inside part still felt wet, and it was rare to see jockeys leaving the inside open on the final stretch at Ballina,” reflected Daiki.

Five horses from Japanoz Stable entered in the races, with Boy Loves to Run (4-year-old gelding by Wrote) winning the Class 1 race (1310m, $27,000 prize money) and Do It for You (4-year-old gelding by Harbinger) winning the Class 1 & Maiden race (1600m, $27,000 total prize money).

“Boy Loves to Run is a horse that was transferred from the Sydney area, and it was a horse with a lot of caring from his owner, so I was delighted with the victory. Do It for You won on his debut race, having shown potential from a young age but often unable to fully demonstrate his abilities due to temperament issues. I am grateful to the owner for patiently waiting for this moment,” he said. The two wins seemed to have given a good boost to the stable staff as well.