14 March - Locallly trained 2yo filly Rogers Joy (by Art Major) chose a great time to win her first race - in the Shakamaker Classic at Melton last Friday night. Starting from barrier two, Glenn Douglas was able to slot the daughter of Art Major in behind the leader, Yeadan, at the start and this proved to be the winning move. Always traveling superbly during the run, Douglas hooked Rogers Joy one wide coming off the home bend and she did the rest. Quickly moving up alongside Yeadan, she sprinted clear over the concluding stages to win by 4.1 metres over Raid The Stakes (by Mach Three) who came on late.
Rogers Joy was coming off three seconds at her only three runs, so the win was thoroughly deserved. The daughter of the talented Bella Joy 1:55.8 - $109,849 , Rogers Joy is a half sister to two winners - Jukebox Music 1:55.8 - $157,921 and Bella Shine 1:55.5 - $53,890.