The Martins Stock Haulage Open second round didn’t disappoint with so big runs on the board leading into the finals.
Round winners include a massive 92 points by Matt Holz and Bulla Tamborine (Hazelwood Conman). A classic graduate, this combination are no stranger to success at the event with them winning the event in 2015.
Taroom competitor Kylie Graham added a 91 points to her campaign aboard Moore Mello and Charters Towers man Will Durkin on the beautiful Hazelwood Conspiracy (Hazelwood Conman) mare another Nutrien graduate owed by Evan and Kim Acton also put up a 91.
At the conclusion of the second round we look to the event leaders heading into Wednesday nights final.
Ben Hall has continued his dominance adding an 89 to his first round 90 aboard he and mothers Chris Hall’s RS Chisum mare Chisums Cash. Chisums Cash is another classic graduate purchased from the 2017 sale from Corey and Trudi Holden.
Not to be outdone Will Durkin aboard his family’s home bred mare Durkins Jewel (Hazelwood Conman) repeated Bens scores with an 89 of his own to see both competitors on equal lead with a 179.
Times Up (One Time Peoto) and Hugh Miles are again in a commanding position leading into the Open final with the combination posting a 178, just one point from the lead. The Peter Schumac owned stud has been amazingly consistent in this event being the runner up in the 2022 and 2021 Open event.
Bulla Tamborine and Matt Holz also hold a 178 going into the final.
The Martins Stock Haulage Open final is set to be a cracker with only 6 points separating the 25 finalists of Australia’s best horsemen and women.
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