Hall’s final city race for Wolfe stable ends in runner-up finish aboard Sowar

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Jockey Peter Hall and trainer Steve Wolfe after a victory in Mt Barker.
Camera IconJockey Peter Hall and trainer Steve Wolfe after a victory in Mt Barker. Credit: Laurie Benson

Retiring WA jockey Peter Hall fittingly had his final city ride for long-time friend and champion Great Southern trainer Steve Wolfe on Saturday.

Hall’s decorated career will come to a close at Saturday’s Broome Cup meeting but the 54-year-old went around one last time at metro level in Wolfe colours.

Hall finished second aboard the Wolfe-trained Sowar in the final race named Congratulations On Your Career Peter Hall Handicap (2000m) at Belmont Park.

Sowar finished runner-up to Sluice Box, beaten by five lengths, but Hall said it meant a lot to have his final city ride for Wolfe.

“For it to be with Wolfey is something pretty special,” Hall said.

“He’s been someone I’ve ridden for over a long period of time.

Jockey Peter Hall full of joy after winning the 2008 Albany Cup aboard the Steve Wolfe-trained Impact Rating.
Camera IconJockey Peter Hall full of joy after winning the 2008 Albany Cup aboard the Steve Wolfe-trained Impact Rating. Credit: Laurie Benson

“He is a guy that I’ll always say hello to and go and have a beer with once I finish up.”

Hall and Wolfe teamed up to win the Broome Cup in 2002 with Tango Man.

The jockeys riding at Belmont on Saturday formed a guard of honour for Hall as he walked out for the race and his family, including wife Lisa and daughters Jenna and Amelia, were on course.

Meanwhile, Mr Mt Walker ran a strong second earlier on the program for Wolfe and Three Secrets, who hasn’t been seen since July last year, won a 1000m barrier trial at Belmont on Friday to signal his return to the track.

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