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Dream Win For New Owner


Aimee Tinsley scored a dream win as a first time owner when Play The Boys, co-trained by Greg and Skye Bond, won the Clipsal By Schneider Electric 2YO Colts & Geldings WA Sales Classic Final (1730m) at Gloucester Park on April 21.

It capped a top start to the colt’s promising career after he won his opening race on debut at Gloucester Park just 10 days earlier.

A delighted Tinsley spoke about the feature win with Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s Julio Santarelli.

JS: You must be thrilled to be involved in a horse who has won both his races including a major feature last weekend?

AT: I am a very lucky owner as I know it doesn’t happen very often.  I will have to make sure I savour the moment and the feelings associated with the victory. I am very blessed.

JS: What was your immediate reaction when Play The Boys crossed the line first?

AT: I think it was more a feeling of relief for me personally and for Skye who really wanted the horse to do so well for all of the owners.

JS: How did you become involved with Play The Boys.

AT: I have known Skye for ages and we are good friends.  I’m always around the stables.  It was really just a matter of timing and finally doing it with a great bunch of girls. It was a pretty easy decision.

JS: Was the whole ownership team there to enjoy the win?

AT: We were all there but one owner and had a great time. Our kids also loved it and it was really just a great night out.

JS: Sharing a win let alone a major victory with friends must be really satisfying?

AT: That’s the main point as far as I’m concerned. To share it with your great mates and friends is what horse ownership all about.

JS: Has it inspired you to become involved in further ownership?

AT: I’m just going to enjoy the ride at the moment and we will see how it pans out.

JS: Would you recommend horse ownership to anyone?

AT: I’ve been very lucky to have a great trainer and friend in Skye who has taken us through the journey and she is someone I can trust. It really is such a lot of fun to be involved.

JS: How was Skye on race night?

AT: She is the calm one out of all of us.  Deep down I think she knew Play The Boys would win.

JS: He has had the perfect start winning both his races. Did you have much input in purchasing him?

AT: No none at all.  All our trust was with Skye who guided us through.

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