Bad Wolf parades following Saturday's win (Image: Racing Photos)
A win is a win no matter where it is. Just ask trainer Lloyd Kennewell, who prepared an unusual two-state double on Saturday when Bad Wolf scored at Flemington.
Although Bad Wolf won a $125,000 event at racing's Headquarters, Kennewell admitted he was still coming down from earlier celebrations when filly Lomachenko won a $6000 maiden at the non-TAB meeting at Ceduna in South Australia.
"I've never had a runner there," a jubilant Kennewell said. "It's a 10-hour trip (from Adelaide). My old man took the horse there for the same owner (Glenn Dawson) that won here.
"She's a pretty valuable filly but we just couldn't get the win on the board with her.
"The breeding season's not that far away, we needed a win on the board. It's (progeny) worth triple the amount of money with a win against her name. She won a Ceduna non-TAB - $4200 to the winner and then we came here and got a winner here.
"It's my first and only ever runner there (Ceduna) as (my) Adelaide (stable) closes on the first of February."
Lomachenko, who won her maiden by 5.6 lengths, has now won $8600 in stakes after being purchased as a yearling for $150,000.
As for Bad Wolf, who was backed late from $15 to $12 before winning the sixth event, he is one of the toughest horses going around as he has strung together as many as 15 runs without a proper break.