Three proved to be a lucky number for champion picknicker Track Flash on Saturday as the seven-year-old gelding became only the third horse to win a trifecta of Boolooroo Cups with a stunning victory in the Moree Picnic Races feature event.
Ridden by Ashley Boyd, Track Flash claimed a one-and-a-half length victory over the Rodney Robb-trained Another Plan, to make it three wins from the last three Boolooroo Cups.
It's also the eighth Boolooroo Cup win in a row for Moree trainer Peter Sinclair, who now has a total of 14 Moree Picnic Cup wins to his name.
Although the feature race drew only a small field, Sinclair was happy with Track Flash's run.
"He only had a couple of runs before this after a spell - he missed Coonabarabran because it was too dry and then a few weeks later he missed Gunnedah because it was too wet," he said.
"This would normally be his fourth run from a spell."
Track Flash, owned by a Moree syndicate, will now go on to compete at Mallawa Picnic Races on June 8 and Talmoi Picnic Races on June 22, in the hopes he can win the Golden Triangle trifecta. Last year he just missed out after placing third at Talmoi.
The star picknicker will also have a run at Wean Picnic Races later in the year, with Sinclair hoping he accumulates enough points to qualify for the NSW Picnic Championships in Dubbo in September.
Track Flash's stunning victory wasn't the only success Sinclair tasted on his home track on Saturday, with wins in three other races.
Master Cramsie beat Making Shadows by one-and-a-half lengths to win the 1200m class three trophy after returning from a spell, while Brooklyn Beach, owned by Sinclair's family, won by a long neck in the 1600m class two trophy.
"That was the first winner some of them have ever had, so that was exciting," Sinclair said of Brooklyn Beach's win.
Meanwhile, Free Billy, owned by Moree's Bryans family, won by 2.8L in the 950m Moree Bracelet, ahead of Only Choice and third-placed Beau In Chains, trained by fellow Moree trainer Doug Fernando.
Sinclair also placed second with One Sock in the 950m maiden plate.
"It was a great day," he said.
"But I couldn't do it without the help of Amee Williams, Guy Tribe, Bec McMahon, my wife Jenny, Billy Bryans, Robert Mather and occassionally Jimmy Bryans."