Rawillers celebrate Group One success

NASH and Brad Rawiller won Group One races in two different states in the space of 10 minutes on Saturday. 

Nash won the $400,000 All Aged Stakes in Sydney on Japanese raider Hana's Goal, while a short time later Brad took out the Australasian Oaks in Adelaide aboard May's Dream.

The Bendigo siblings dedicated the wins to their uncle Stuart Rawiller, who passed away last week.

“I can’t go without mentioning my uncle Stu, he passed away last week and his funeral’s on Monday...this is for you,” Brad said.

“He’s been so much behind us boys all the way through and I’m sure Nash would have said the same when he won. Big thanks to you, Stu, we’re all going to miss you.”

Nash and Brad produced great rides to win their respective races.

Hana's Goal came from last at the top of the straight to win.

"It's not easy to come from the other side of the world,'' Nash said.

"Today with the small field she had a few things that suited her, she just showed her class and that's what she's got plenty of."

Brad looked in trouble at the 200m mark, but he guided May's Dream through a tight gap and the filly hit the line hard to win.

“She did lose some momentum when she did it, but she was all full of fight,” Rawiller said of May’s Dream. “It was a really well deserved win.”

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