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2011 Festival Stakes winner Monton a first for Clipperton

2011 Festival Stakes winner Monton a first for Clipperton

Sydney apprentice Sam Clipperton  piloted his first stakes winner when Monton Luxbet $16 won the Listed 2011 Festival Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

The 17-year-old gave the Ron Quinton-trained gelding a ride beyond his years.

Clipperton replaced senior rider Chris O’Brien (indisposed) on the morning of the race and Quinton, his master, engaged him for the ride.

“Deep ...