Runaway Three takes out $25,000 Manea Classic

Runaway Three ($9) and driver Corey Peterson have taken out one of Bunbury's biggest pacing events - the $25,000 Manea Classic 4yo and 5yo MS Pace. 

Competing at Donaldson Park on Saturday, February 23, the New Zealand bay gelding led at the bell and held his position on the final lap. 

Trainer Kristian Hawkins watched on as Runaway Three finished 2.40 metres ahead of second-placed Hasani. 

Peterson collected a double, and the $4,484 first prize, after leading Captain Proud ($11) to victory in the Jills Jaunt 3yo+ SS Pace. 

A strong performance on the final lap saw the brown gelding finish 6.70m ahead of A Boy named Rosie. 

Fellow Kiwi, and race favourite, Mighty Santana led at the bell, before crumbling on the last lap. 

Driver Ryan Warwick secured a treble when Kiwi black colt Ana Afreet ($1.40) claimed the RCR Social Club 3yo+ MS Pace. 

On Sunday, March 3, trainer/driver Dean Miller and race favourite Aliman ($2.25) cleaned up in the SKY Racing 3yo+ MS Pace. 

Leading throughout the majority of the race, the brown gelding finished a full 20.60m ahead of Bledisloe. 

Driver Michael Grantham nabbed a double by winning the Artic Air 3yo+ Fillies and Mares MS Pace. 

Grantham, leading Stephen De Campo-trained Miss Camouflage ($14), maintained a commanding lead on the final lap. 

Pacing action will return to the Bunbury Trotting Club on Saturday, March 9. 

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