Today will most likely be an historic day for champion NSW bush jockey Andrew Gibbons and his family.
His son, Dylan, rides at Taree, as does Andrew.
It will be the first race ride for young Dylan and his mount STAR RAIDER (Star Witness-Charge At Dawn) is going to take beating.
No doubt he’ll be nervous as all hell, but his dad has a ride in the race too and he is drawn just two horses away from him.
The race will be race 6 on at 4:07pm.
When he last raced Star Raider sat just behind the pace before charging home for 2nd at Tamworth in this grade.
He was spelled and has since won a barrier trial with Dylan on top. He resumes today.
Dad, Andrew, can land at least a double in earlier races on the Taree card today when he pilots: LA GIRL (race 3); JAJA CHABOOGIE (race 4) and ILLECEBROUS (race 5).
Surely that’s some sort of Guinness Book of World Records achievement if dad wins 3 races and on the same card his son wins at his very first ride in a race!
Let the games begin.