A few months ago, racing lost the wonderful Nini Vascotto to cancer. Vascotto had worked in many different facets of the racing industry, but her love for the animal was second to none. Nini and her husband, Murray, part-owned three-year-old filly Forzanini, who was named in Vascotto’s honour, and on Wednesday at her first race back, the Pride Of Dubai filly got the chocolates at Gosford by the smallest of margins. Whether or not that was thanks to some hard riding by Tommy Berry or some extra help from above, it was a special win for all involved. Racing knows how to bring these incredible stories out sometimes – it’s why we love it.
By Nicholas Lloyd www.horsebetting.com.au
Credit photo: Bradley Photos