The most intriguing horse due to race at the Forbes Jockey Club meeting on Saturday is La La Loopsy from the Bryan.T.Dixon stable at Gilgandra.
In a remarkable occurrence the now ten-year-old mare La La Loopsy ran third at Warren on Saturday September 18 two days before her foal the three year gelding Bieber Fever at the second start in a race finished unplaced in a Maiden Handicap at Orange for Bathurst trainer Wanda Ings.
Foaled in September 2011 La La Loopsy (by Raheeb from Nomen), owned by Joe Curran from Canowindra, commenced racing in 2016 and won twice during a short time with Warwick Farm trainer Leanne Aspros.
Sent to Dubbo trainer Peter Nestor to be set for the rich Country Championship, La La Loopsy had three starts for two wins and then as a favourite for the Central West Championship Qualifier at Dubbo finished second to the James Hatch, Bourke trained Stoneyrise.
During a two-year break from the race track La La Loopsy produced the foal Bieber Fever (by Bon Hoffa) and in June 2019 returned to be trained by the owner Joe Curran and won the Gosford Picnic Cup.
Next stop was Gilgandra in 2020 and trained by Bryan Dixon, La La Loopsy (Reece Jones) won the Collie Cup at Gilgandra and finished second in the $40,000 Moree Cup when ridden by Casey Waddell.
Bryan Dixon in June 2021 transferred La La Loopsy to his son Bryan. T. Dixon who is now also a trainer at Gilgandra after moving from Queensland.
The third placing in a big field at Warren indicated La La Loopsy still retains a zest for racing while her foal Bieber Fever will have benefited from the experience of the two recent races.
At Forbes, La La Loopsy is the top weight in a field of 12 for the 1100 metres CanAssist Benchmark 50 Handicap and will be ridden by Marina Morel formerly from France and now apprenticed to Gulgong trainer Brett Thompson.
Due to the pandemic only essential personnel will be allowed on course and despite the restrictions, owners and trainers have demonstrated their appreciation for Forbes going ahead with the meeting by declaring 91 final acceptors and as a result the original six races has been extended to seven following a division.
The meeting is not covered by the TAB or on course bookmakers however Central West bookmaker Mark Johnston will be operating on the Forbes meeting online through southerncrossBET.
First race Forbes at 12pm.