Qbn double brings back memories
Peter Robl aboard Two Piece, right, grabs a win a Queanbeyan on Tuesday. Photo: Graham Tidy
A victory at Queanbeyan launched trainer David Vandyke's career and three years later the track is still the Sydney trainer's happy hunting ground after his impressive day on Tuesday.
Searching for a suitable race for rising five-year-old Above All, Vandyke decided on a rare trip to the track where he recorded his first win as a trainer in 2010.
And the move paid dividends with Above All and Two Piece winning their respective races and I'm A Genee finishing second in the Maiden Plate (1460 metres).
Peter Robl chats with Two Piece trainer David Vandyke. Photo: Graham Tidy
''There was nothing anywhere else around for Above All and I thought I'd bring him down and we'll make a family trip of it,'' Vandyke said.
''To get two wins from three is a fantastic result and I'm happy, it just means everyone is doing a good job around me at home and [jockey] Peter Robl as well.''
Vandyke was starting his training career when he brought Lamasery to Queanbeyan in June in 2010 and the gelding scored his first win.
The stable star has delivered 10 more victories for Vandyke over the past three years and since then the trainer has been trying to ''give back to Queanbeyan''.
The last event was deemed a no-race after a false start was declared when the gates flew open with only half the jockeys ready.