Even though Kempsey trainer Barry Ratcliff won with a filly named Campari Soda at his home track the drink wasn't on his celebration list.
"I would have had soda and scotch but we had a party all night just the same," he said.
"I will drink anything but not Campari and soda."
The three-year-old already named, bought for $10,000 off the Bloodstock Auctions internet website, was having its sixth run for him and fellow owner Alan "Bomba" Ahern in scoring by more than three lengths.
"She was bred in Tasmania and did her early racing in Victoria without getting a win in the Hawkes stable," he said.
"They probably thought she wasn't up to city class and moved her on.
"She goes good in the country but it wasn't a really strong field at Kempsey.
"She needed an easy kill and now might go on with it...she has improved out of sight since I got her."
Ratcliff, aged 69, said he enjoyed parties with racing folk when he had a win because they are "wonderful people".
"Bomba is a legend rugby league player from many decades ago known around Macksville and Bowraville for his kicking prowess," Ratcliff said.
"He wore white boots like the famous St George and Australian player Changa Langlands.
"His team won a local premiership even though no tries were scored during the year.
"His drop and penalty kicks kept his team winning."
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