Owenglue and the ?orphan? Capilano Road.
Owenglue and the ?orphan? Capilano Road.

Long, winding road



It's the next step along the road for Capilano Road at the Lismore Turf Club's TAB race day today.

Capilano Road, better known by its stable-name Saleyards, was the horse that became an orphan three years ago.

His dam died soon after she foaled, leaving Saleyards in need.

The owners ? Gil Crawford, Kevin Cocciola and John Anderson ? appealed to the public for a mare that was lactating and their calls were answered.

After a long road the three-year-old gelding broke through for its maiden victory in December, but since then he has raced three times for no placing.

Capilano Road's last run, on the Gold Coast, has been described as erratic.

However, there is good news for the owners.

Top Queensland jockey, Zac Purton, has been drawn for the ride today in the Class 1 Handicap.

Purton has raced on the Lismore track numerous times and Capilano Road has drawn favourably in barrier three.



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