Alabar sponsor The Leigh Plunkett on May 28th.

Story by Greg Mansfield 


The Launceston Pacing Club has secured a valuable trophy for The Leigh Plunkett, to be run at Mowbray on Sunday week.

The winner of the $14,000 mares’ feature will receive a free service to the Alabar Farms stallion Vincent who stood for $5000 last season.

Vincent was a four-time group 1 winner who retired as the fastest ever three-year-old in Australasia.

He has sired numerous stakes horses and one of his sons, the Emma Stewart-trained Our Vinnie, won the 3YO at Melton on Saturday night.

The Leigh Plunkett is named of memory of one of Tasmania’s leading harness figures who died from leukaemia in 2007.

Plunkett was a successful owner, trainer, driver, breeder, studmaster, farrier and administrator.

Sunday week’s meeting – normally run at Devonport – also features the Latrobe and Sheffield Cups, the Devonport Belmont and Devonport Quality Free-For-All, all $14,000 races.

The same night, Tasracing and the LPC are hosting their Pacing For Pink promotion which includes a cocktail party to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation.

This story appeared in the Examiner on May 17th

Greg Mansfield