23 March 2016
Blackbird Power (Mach Three) produced a good front running display to win the George Croxford Tribute Final at Shepparton.
Jumping straight to the front, Greg Sugars rated the 3yo son of Mach Three perfectly and he was able to pull out enough to win by 1.8 metres over Showgun Thomas with Code Black back in third.
Sprinting home in 55.7, Blackbird Power rated 1:57.4 for the journey and the win takes his earnings to $30,515.
Blackbird Power was bred and is owned by Gavin Kelly and is out of the Badlands Hanover mare Power Player.
Offered for sale at the Melbourne Australian Pacing Gold, Blackbird Power was passed in for $18,000, just $1,000 short of the reserve.