Six-year-old gelding who has won 11 and placed 18 of 63 starts. Last start winner at Mildura on 17 June 2022. Drew barrier 10 and came from five back on the outside at the bell after a first half in 64.6, coming five wide around the last turn and winning unextended in a last half of 58.8.
Was found to be tying up so new trainer switched him to Hygain Release and his form since is second, win, win.
All six of our horses with trainer Scott Garraway were stood down indefinitely by HRV stewards, acknowledging fully that Scott has not been charged with breaching any rules of harness racing in relation to this matter. When questioned as to why our horses had been stood down, HRV advised me in writing “this rule was invoked after multiple horses trained by Mr Scott Garraway returned Cobalt at a concentration exceeding the relevant levels prescribed under AHRR 188A(2)(k)”, and that “the horses currently not permitted to race may do so upon a clear sample being provided”.
HRV have advised that the post-race swab sample taken from This Is Bill after winning at Mildura on 17 June 2022 has been cleared. An out of competition swab sample taken from BILL around 22 June 2022 returned a cobalt level below the prescribed level. As such, This Is Bill is now cleared to race.
I have a letter from HRV stating they currently have open enquiries into seven runs by our horses, including the runs of This Is Bill at Mildura on 3 June (finishing second) and 10 June (winning a $4,500 restricted race.) Based on this information, our opinion as an ownership group is that there is a high probability that This Is Bill will be stripped of this win, which if this occurs will reduce his national rating to NR 52.
This is Bill is being sold in order to enable disillusioned owners to exit the industry. Also for sale are Coco Beach and Promise Me Heaven. Miss Twinkle, Glam Rock and James Charles have already been sold. This ownership group has enjoyed great success with 221 winners over the past 9 years, and the five horses currently being offered for sale were a big part of that, winning 36 races between them and with plenty more wins in store.
This Is Bill is in full work and is ready to race. He wears simple gear, no pole or spreaders, has good gate speed and is currently located in Mildura.
We are unsure what he is worth in the current circumstances but are asking $10,500. He will be sold this week if we can get a realistic offer for him, so don’t be afraid to make an offer. As we are leaving the industry, we are not interested in leasing him.
Please phone or text Paul on 0414 932 891 for more information.