Newcastle racing: Tim Clark doubles up for David Pfieffer at Newcastle

Clark doubles up for Pfieffer at Newcastle NICE START: Tim Clark takes Harvey Specter to victory in race one at Newcastle on Tuesday. Picture: Simone De Peak

TweetFacebookHerald he would accept for both races with the three-time group 1 winner. Lees is keen to find softer going for the five-year-old gelding, which was a last-start second in the All Aged Stakes.

Le Romain was $11 for the Doomben 10,000. Ben Smith’s In Her Time was a $3.80 second favourite and Paul Perry’s The Mission was $51.

Lees, meanwhile, was impressed with the win of three-year-old Gooree Stud prospect Noble Creed at Newcastle on Tuesday.

The Lonhro filly backed up a debut win at Gosford with a 1 ½-length victory in the 1200m class one to finish the Newcastle program.

“It was a very good effort,” Lees said.

“She beat a pretty common field, I suppose, with all due respect, at Gosford, but she found a good race today and she got a perfect ride again from Aaron [Bullock].

“She found the back of the favourite and found the right part of the track and showed a really good turn of foot. She’s got a nice future this filly.

“We’ll see how she comes through the race, but she probably deserves her chance at city level off today’s win.”

More than 200 nominations were received on Monday for Scone’s Friday-Saturday cup carnival. Acceptances are due Wednesday.

Meanwhile, popularracing journalist Tony White has died. White, 64, suffered a stroke two years ago. Heworked for several media outlets in a career spanning more than 30 years.

“Tony was a dedicated journalist who was extremely popular, not only with his peers, but with all participants in the NSW Racing Industry,” Racing NSW chief executive, Peter V’landys, said.

“He devoted much of his life to writing on Thoroughbred racing and after covering racing in Sydney, moved to Grafton where his passionate coverage of country racing earned him our (Racing NSW) Country and Provincial Media Award (2005).

“We would like to pass on our sincere condolences to his daughter Shannon and his extended family and friends.”

White worked at the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs during the 1980s having after beginning his career with .

He returned to AAP before moving to Grafton where he covered racing and general sport for the Daily Examiner before writing as a freelance, filing country racing articles for Racing NSW, Fairfax and AAP.

His father, ‘Hard Luck’ Hal White, also worked for AAP and was a well-known figure in the Sydney racing media.

Before choosing journalism as a career, White was a champion surfer in the late 1970s and ’80s competing on the world tour and last year was inducted to the n Surfing Walk of Fame at Maroubra Beach.