Overpowering wins main event at Broken Hill.

Broken Hill hosted a five-event program on Saturday night with the main event being the Robert “Pup” Mitchell Memorial which was taken out by Overpowering and driven by his part owner Kaela Hryhorec.

Overpowering had to sit outside the leader Dribblabil and despite over racing a fraction the son of Changeover won by 2.2 metres to give the 23-year-old Hryhorec her 144th winner.

Hryhorec has had an up and down career with a severe thumb injury in a race fall at Mount Gambier in 2021 sidelined the talented driver, in 2019 Kaela represented South Australia in the Australian Female Drivers Championship in Queensland.

Other winners on the program were My Line Of Fire who won his second race at the Rocky Baker Memorial Oval Paceway, Watchtheclock won race two driven by Luke Watson, Roscos Rescue a well travelled mare who started her career at Leeton, and then raced in West Australia won at her first venture to the Silver City circuit.

Luke Watson made it a driving double when Drunken Mistake took out the last event, Watson who has won several Group races has driven over 550 winners in his career.  

Broken Hill Harness Racing Club has two more non TAB meetings before their once a season Cup meeting with full TAB coverage on Friday, March 15, which features the $20,000 Rocky Baker Memorial Cup and $12,600 support races.

Story by Gary Newton


Kaela Hryhorec with Overpowering.