Filly Repays Faith Winning At Geelong

Gerard Kennedy was so impressed with what he saw on-line, he decided to make a 680km round trip from Drouin near Warragul to Peterborough, just west of Port Campbell, to buy a Keep The Faith filly. Now racing as Black Faith, she was an impressive winner of the Rating 62 on the synthetic track at Geelong on Friday. It was were second win from three starts since joining the Darren Weir stable. At her first start for the trainer, she overcame greeness to win her maiden over 1000m at Mildura in May. Originally purchased at the Inglis Autumn Yearling Sale in Melbourne by Jim Douglas for only $1000 before being put on the market. Kennedy who has been a dairy farmer for 40 years, then bought her for $3000 after his long trek to Peterborough and he races Black Faith with his wife Susan along with sons Anthony and Michael. Kennedy admits he new nothing about horses but after his close friend, Shaughan Fox who is a former trainer, clapped his eyes on Black Faith, he told Kennedy he had made a good choice. Fox’s recommendation to transfer the filly in instrumental in joining the leading stable. It started a good weekend for the stable with ultra-consistent filly Platelet winning again at Caulfield on Saturday, despite the 60.5kg (59kg after the claim) impost. Four-year-old gelding Cosmic Demon completed the weekend with a dominant three length victory over 1000m at Ballarat on Sunday before the meeting was abandoned due to poor visibility.


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