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"It's tremendous to win with this horse," said Jim Bowler, racing manager for Williams, after the race."He has had some many problems, but he has come back super this preparation."Gallic won the Bendigo Cup two years ago and, being by super staying sire Zabeel, was being hailed as a future Melbourne Cup horse, but he broke down not long after and was on the sidelines for 18 months.Williams' son, Nick, was on course, with his millionaire father watching on TV at home, but Williams junior said his father "was rapt."`
`To win this race again after all the problems this horse has had is like winning the Melbourne Cup with him."Bowler added that there was "no way" Gallic would back up next week in the Ballarat Cup."We'll see how he
pulls up, but you can't plan more than three days ahead with this horse.He
certainly won't back up next week."Apart from the Ballarat Cup, there isn't much left for Gallic this spring and he
is likely to be sent to the paddock - not so with Brindabella and Double Portion.
Bowler takes up new position as ...
Bowler takes up new position as racing manager
...Racing Victoria Ltd's retiring chief handicapper, Jim Bowler, has accepted a new position of racing manager for significant Victorian owner Lloyd Williams.
...Bowler is retiring at age 55 from Racing Victoria after surprisingly announcing just before the Spring Racing Carnival that the 2004 carnival would be his last preparing the handicaps for the international profile Melbourne Cup.He officially will leave Racing Victoria on December 31st, 2004.
Williams has in excess of 100 horses in training and each year he
purchases yearlings, many with the assistance of trainer Graeme Rogerson.He
has enjoyed considerable success on the race track with Cambridge Stud's
Group I Danehill stallion Keeper racing in William's silks before retiring to stud.Recently the Zabeel colt Reset established a huge reputation retiring to Darley Australia for stallion duties unbeaten after being purchased for what was believed to be a considerable sum.Bowler
will take up his position with Williams early in 2005.
"It was a good win today ...
"It was a good win today in probably what was restricted grade", said Jim Bowler, Racing Manager for owner Lloyd Williams.
suggested that a rest might be in order.
The handicapper has caught up with ...
The handicapper has caught up with Elvstroem after starting the Caulfield Cup 2.5kg under WFA with Jim Bowler, Racing Victoria's chief handicapper, giving the winner another 2.5kg in the Melbourne Cup.
Melbourne Cup 2006 Blog: Foreign horses dominate weights for big cups - theage.com.au
Jim Bowler, Racing Victoria Ltd's senior handicapper, said he was fortunate to have such a yardstick this year after noting that the first 12 horses home in last year's Melbourne Cup were among the entries for this year's race.