FORTUNA’s winning streak comes to an end.

Well, it had to happen some time and the six winners in a row winning streak enjoyed by New Zealand based Fortuna Thoroughbred Syndication runners came to and end yesterday, but by the nearest of margins with the Fortuna runner, HIGHLY LIKELY going down by a nose in a head bobbing finish.

HIGHLY LIKELY - narrow defeat Matamata 24th sept 2104
HIGHLY LIKELY – narrow defeat Matamata 24th sept 2104

The winning streak had started June 18th with HIGHLY LIKELY winning at Te Aroha and then had been followed by 3yo Filly, DARCI’S DREAM winning at Taupo, HIGHLY LIKELY then winning again at Matamata, SIR DARCI winning at New Plymouth, PRINCE HENRY at Taupo and finally, DARCI’S DREAM winning the Black Type event, the Canterbury Belle Stakes at Riccarton. Fortuna supremo, John Galvin, was philosophical,”It had to end sometime, but what a great winning streak it has been and has generated a lot of interest and a number of our Syndicate members have significant profits in their TAB accounts as they have backed up on our winners.” he said. ” Full credit to our trainer, Te Akau Racing’s Jason Bridgman and his dedicated staff for producing our horses in such great order.”