Thunder Road Set To Strike Again At Wagga

Jul 27, 2017

Co-trainers Emma and Lucy Longmire could have an interesting 12 months ahead if Thunder Road passes an extreme stamina test in NSW’s longest race at Wagga on Tuesday.

Thunder Road lines up in the Budget Truck Hire Riverina Cup over the marathon 3800m trip and certainly looks the one to beat after his last-start win in the Riverina Cup Prelude over 2500m on a track rated a heavy9 on July 9.

Emma and Lucy, twin sisters based at Goulburn, started training together in April and have had an excellent start to their partnership with six winners (including Randwick winner Wildflower in June) and six placegetters from just 22 starters.

“We always planned to train together at some stage, but it was just a matter of getting the timing right,” said Emma.

“We’ve got a great set-up here at Goulburn and we’ve had a good start this year. We have a few horses out spelling at the moment and Thunder Road is the only horse we have racing at the moment, but we have few nice ones coming along.”

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