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Trix of the Trade wins Railway Stakes

Trix of the Trade has saluted in the $1.5 million Railway Stakes (1600m) in what will be the feel good story of the carnival.

82-year-old trainer Colin Webster who's been in the industry for over 50-years was overcome with emotion after scoring his second group one winner.

It's jockey Troy Turner's second Railway Stakes winner who also won in 2007 aboard El Presidente.

Trix of the Trade settled mid field before Turner was able to get him in the clear and bolted home.

Webster said that the result "was unbelievable."

“He’s a magnificent horse and Troy rides him just to perfection.

“Even old Bill and Pat Robinson came down to see him. They can’t come to the races much because of their age and they’re here today and watch him win. They’re over the moon.

“We knew if we had him fresh enough he could do it.

“We aimed at this race a long time ago and we really thought we could win it.”

The Robinson's in their 90s knocked back massive offers from interstate interests after Trix of the Trade's superb autumn form.

Comfort Me ran second in back to back runner up performances in the Railway while Startrade was third.

IMAGE: Western Racepix


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