Suzie's 10,000 reasons to smile

SUZIE Pedrotti admits she only follows horse racing “a little bit”.

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Suzie Pedrotti receives her cheque from Filkel's Geoff McLeod.

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Suzie Pedrotti receives her cheque from Filkel's Geoff McLeod.

That lack of horse racing knowledge didn’t stop Pedrotti walking away from the Bendigo Jockey Club on Sunday with a cheque for $10,000.

Suzie won the BJC’s tipping competition – selecting the winners of the three hurdle races and the Winter Championship heat.

“My husband (Ryan) follows the races a bit and we sat down and did an entry form each,’’ Suzanne said.

“I didn’t have too much of an idea, I just wanted to make sure I had some different numbers to what Ryan did so that we had more chance.

“It’s a great surprise, I can’t believe it.”

Going into the Winter Championship heat there were five live entries.

Suzie had $5 shot Lord Durante running for the $10,000.

“I felt sick leading into the race… I couldn’t believe that I had a chance,’’ Suzie said.

“When he won I was speechless.”

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