Emotional result as Bob salutes in late mate's race

29 April 2021
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There were emotional scenes at Geelong Harness Racing Club on Wednesday night as veteran trainer-driver Bob Kuchenmeister won a race struck in honour of his late great mate.

Kuchenmeister prepared squaregaiting mare Leanne Leeann to claim her sixth career success with a tough front-running display in the Jack Powles Memorial Trotters Handicap (2570m).

Friends and family of Powles, a passionate harness racing man and successful breeder, were on track to witness the result, which was made even more special by the fact he bred the five-year-old before his passing.

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