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Selwyn Times: July 25, 2018

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday July 25 2018 27 First harness racing win brings smiles ON AN otherwise gloomy day at the Ashburton trots, the smiles of one family brightened things considerably. And while most moments from the final meeting of the season for the Ashburton Trotting Club will be quickly forgotten, for young Danni Alfeld, it’s a memory that will stick around forever. Alfeld, the daughter of well-respected horseman Ricky, picked up her first win as a trainer with just her fourth starter at the races when consistent mare Sans Le Sou held off all challengers to win a competitive fillies and mares mile event. The family is from Lincoln. And making the moment all that more special for the entire family was that dad, Ricky, was sitting in the sulky handling the SPORTS steering duties. “It’s a pretty cool moment,” the quietly spoken Danni said. “Hopefully there’s a few more to come too.” One of the major reasons behind Alfeld getting her licence was the introduction of the new young trainer incentives from Harness Racing New Zealand which make getting a trainers’ licence a lot more appealing. “It made sense for her to get in and get it while that was available,” Ricky said. “It’s a pretty special moment for us, one we certainly won’t forget for a while that’s for sure.” The raw emotion of the moment was evident in the birdcage after the race – understating the significance of the success. A 79-start veteran, Sans Le Sou has long been a consistent performer around Canterbury. The daughter of Mach Three has now won seven and placed on 21 occasions – often flying out of the pack late. “She’s only got a short sprint and we were all out at the finish there, I actually thought we had gotten beat by the horse down the outside. “It’s a good race to win though – there’s a nice stake attached.” Alfeld has four horses in work at home currently, a full sister to Sans Le Sou as well as progeny by Bettor’s Delight and Art Major. – NZ Harness News OFF THE MARK: Danni Alfeld and her father Ricky after she trained her first race winner. CHAMPION: Lucia Gale defeated some of Australia’s top junior players to win the girls 10 and under grade at the Rod Laver Queensland Junior Championships. Junior tennis player overcomes odds at Queensland champs • By Gordon Findlater PREBBLETON School’s Lucia Gale battled against some of Australia’s top juniors to win the Rod Laver Queensland Junior Championships in Brisbane. In the final of the girls 10 and under singles final the 10-yearold faced No 1 seed Sarah Bigg. Earlier in the week the Australian defeated Lucia in pool play at the Rod Laver lead in tournament 6-4, 4-6, 10-8. However, Lucia took the spoils on the big stage winning 6-3, 6-1. Lucia also reached the final of the 10 and under girls doubles in Brisbane with Christchurch’s Alex Wylie. The pair won three matches before succumbing to No 1 seeds Frangipani Tsai and Valenova Tsai 2-6, 5-7. In singles Lucia went undefeated through her five pool matches to advance to the quarter finals with a record of 60-2 on games. Lucia accounted for Australia’s Summer Osbourne in the quarter final 6-1, 6-1 before a tough semifinal win over Australian Morgan Lyall. After dropping the first set 4-6 Lucia recovered to win the second set 6-4. The match was decided by a super tie-breaker which Lucia won 10-2. Last week Lucia returned home and continued her fine form to win the girls 12 and under title at the Canterbury Junior Winter tournament at Wilding Park. Lucia won all five of her matches, dropping just two games on her way to the title. TOP: Shadow Puppet performing at Lincoln University’s Winterball on Thursday. More than 800 people attended the ball at the Woolston Club. PHOTOS: LINCOLN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION ​