The Big Dance gives owners thrill of a lifetime

LIAM O’Meara and nine of his mates from the Woodend-Hesket Football Club have a lot to thank Tully Costa for.
Nanjing Night Net

Their syndicate purchased a share in the Danny Curran-trained Tully Costa a few years ago and “have had a ball” ever since.

Their association with Tully Costa led to an email from Curran last year asking the syndicate if they would like a 10 per cent share in an Omaru Force filly. The share cost just $200 and the Woodend boys jumped at it.

That $200 investment turned into a $15,000 collect on Saturday when the filly – The Big Dance – scored a stunning win in the $250,000 VOBIS Gold Rush at Bendigo.

The Big Dance wins the VOBIS Gold Rush.

“I can’t believe it,” O’Meara said after the race.

“We knew she had ability, but to win like that is amazing. For a two-year-old to break the track record is sensational.

“When she raced clear at the top of the straight me and the boys were asking each other if that was really her.

“Danny has done a super job with her. I couldn’t be happier right now.”

The Big Dance costs the syndicate of 10 $50 per week in training fees.

“We got into racing for a bit of fun and we have had a great time with Tully Costa,” O’Meara said.

“She has paid her way for three years and she is the reason we formed this syndicate.

“It looks like we are going to have a lot more fun with The Big Dance.”

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