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  Beautide joins elite Inter Dominion company
Top pacer Beautide has joined an elite harness racing fraternity thanks to his scintillating victory at Tabcorp Park Menangle just moments more
   Inter Dominion Pacing Final - Group 1
 Free For All Pacers   2.240 m auto   Purse: $750 000
Pl  Horse Prize-
Row &
 Trainer   Driver 
( C = Concession )
1 BEAUTIDE $425,000 Fr5 5 J R Rattray J R Rattray   $ 1.70 fav 
Owner(s): Rattray Family Trust
Breeder(s): Rattray Family Trust
2 FLAMING FLUTTER NZ $100,000 Fr3 3 G F Webster G R Sugars 13.90 $ 43.00  
3 FOR A REASON $50,000 Sr1 11 B J McCarthy L A McCarthy 15.30 $ 9.50  
4 BLAZIN N CULLEN NZ $25,000 Fr2 2 J P McCarthy J P McCarthy 20.40 $ 102.10  
5 IM CORZIN TERROR NZ $15,000 Fr6 6 A J Grieve G Lang 21.30 $ 44.40  
6 LENNYTHESHARK $15,000 Fr1 1 D Aiken C A Alford 21.30 $ 5.60  
7 ULTIMATE ART $15,000 Fr4 4 M A Formosa M A Formosa 21.50 $ 29.00  
8 TERROR TO LOVE NZ $15,000 Fr9 9 G T Court B P Fitzpatrick 24.60 $ 9.60  
9 AVONNOVA $15,000 Sr3 13 I P Gurney S R Graham 27.00 $ 25.80  
10 DAVID HERCULES $15,000 Fr10 10 D A Thompson M L Woodley 35.60 $ 32.60  
11 EASY ON THE EYE NZ $15,000 Sr2 12 S P Tritton L R Panella 38.10 $ 63.10  
12 MAJESTIC MACH $15,000 Fr8 8 G W Dixon G W Dixon 39.80 $ 68.80  
13 TEO ENTEO $15,000 Sr4 14 D R Hancock D R Hancock 42.70 $ 77.40  
14 MONIFIETH NZ $15,000 Fr7 7 J P McCarthy T P McCarthy 43.40 $ 116.50  
   Scratchings: 15, FRANCO LEDGER (NZ) , 16,  WARTIME SWEETHEART (NZ)  Track Rating: GOOD   Gross Time: 3:36:6   Mile Rate: 1:55:8    
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Beautide wins Inter Dominion Pacing Final with James Rattray
Beautide joins elite Inter Dominion company
Top pacer Beautide has joined an elite harness racing fraternity thanks to his scintillating victory at Tabcorp Park Menangle just moments ago.

The James Rattray - trained gelding trounced his rivals to successfully defend the TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion title he won last year.

Reminiscent of his first victory in the time-honoured Championship, Beautide worked in the ‘death seat’ before sprinting clear along the home straight to score by 14 metres from Flaming Flutter.

After filling the minor placing last year, For A Reason was third again for trainer Belinda McCarthy.

Despite being reshod just before the beginning of the $750,000 Group One, Beautide rated a brilliant 1:55.8 for the 3009-metre marathon, with this time just three-tenths of a second outside the track record he established during last year’s Inter Dominon.

"It wasn’t ideal, he threw a shoe, he was feeling above himself, but that’s the way we like to race him,” Rattray said. “After the way he won his heat, I was confident we’d go well today.

“This horse looks to be labouring until you ask him to go.”

Beautide’s latest triumph – his 44th from 72 starts – makes him just the sixth champion to retain his title.

Former super star Hondo Grattan was the ground breaker in 1973 and ’74, with his second victory coming in one of the most action-packed Finals on all-time.

A fall soon after the start saw half the field knocked out of contention before Hondo Grattan achieved immortality on the tight Gloucester Park circuit.

Dour stayer Gammalite followed suit in 1983 and ’84 before being joined by Our Sir Vancelot in 1997, ’98 and ’99, Blacks A Fake in 2006, ’07 and ’08 and Im Themightyquinn in 2011, ’12 and ’13.

Former warhorse, Captain Sandy, is the only dual Inter Dominion winner, having scored in 1950 and 1953.

As for Beautide, the locally-trained son of Bettors Delight will be given a short break before tackling next month’s Len Smith Mile.

Beautide won last season’s edition of the Group One sprint in 1:53.1.

The seven-year-old will then spend an extended stint in a paddock before being readied for the Perth Inter Dominion in December.

“The $1.3million prizemoney is a tremendous incentive and the three-week carnival will also suit Beau as it gives me time to prepare him for each heat and the Final,” Rattray said.
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