4 May 2012 - Emma Stewart stole the limelight at Bendigo’s Lord’s Raceway last Saturday night training three winners including an Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series 3yo race double. Stewart trained filly Shake It Mama and her colt Philadelphia Man both started very short-priced favourites and won accordingly. In the $10,000 Fillies Heat, Mach Three filly Shake It Mama found the lead and led her opponents a merry chase pacing home a 56.7 final half mile to stroll in by 11.5 metres. Nats Survival (Lisa Miles) and Rubeelee (John Caldow) rounded out the top three. Philadelphia Man’s win in the $10,000 Colts & Geldings Heat was just as impressive. The son of Art Major went un-headed to score his tenth career win by three metres covering the last half mile in a swift 56.1 seconds. Kickittochris (Kerryn Manning) and Charlie Machsheen (Geoff Webster) completed the placings. The two Vicbred victories completed a race by race hat-trick for Smythes Creek trainer Stewart who also prepared her nine-year-old gelding Mickey Mac to win the Ace Laboratories Trophy. In the other Vicbred 3yo Heats Metro Mike came with a three wide late dash to win his $10,000 Colts & Geldings heat. Trained at Lockwood by Tony Dillon, the local pacer was driven to victory by Mark Hayes. In a three way photo finish Metro Mike arrived in time to beat Night Affair (Kerryn Manning) by a half head with Daylight Dan (Daryl Douglas) just a half neck away in third place. Metro Mike was the $4.60 second favourite. Locally owned filly Real Bonus won her $10,000 Vicbred Heat in tradesman-like style. Working hard in the run, the David Aiken trained Real Bonus (Nathan Jack) proved too strong for Dobop (Leigh Sutton) and won by 4.6 metres. Light In Every Day (Kate Gath) was close up in third place. The Empire Stallion Vicbred finals for three-year-olds will be raced on Friday 1 June at Tabcorp Park, Melton. The $6.3 Million Vicbred Program is the richest racing and breeding incentive program in Australasia. In 2011/12 the massive prize money purse is distributed in Vicbred race stakes money plus Vicbred Win Bonuses and Vicbred Breeder Bonuses. The Vicbred Program incorporate s four elements: Win Bonuses totalling $2.5 Million; Super Series totalling $1.8 Million; Vicbred Only races totaling $1 Million; Breeder Bonuses totaling $1 Million.