Stawell jockey wins third race in three weeks.

ON FIRE: Jockey Jessica Eaton and the team for Marocco Road after winning at Donald. The win was Eaton's third in as many weeks. Picture: Penny Penfold.

ON FIRE: Jockey Jessica Eaton and the team for Marocco Road after winning at Donald. The win was Eaton's third in as many weeks. Picture: Penny Penfold.

Stawell based apprentice jockey Jessica Eaton rode her third win in three weeks on Marocco Road in the Hardinghams Plumbing & Electrical 0-58 Handicap for Dane Smith Racing last Saturday at Donald.

Eaton notched her first win since returning from an injury, riding Born Magic at Avoca on Anzac Day to take out the 1200m Colin Brown Memorial.

Eaton did not have to wait long for her second win, riding Shark Magic for her first win for Dane Smith in the 1300m P & L Livestock & Real Estate Benchmark Handicap.

Stawell Racing Club operations manager Mark Percival said it is great to see Eaton having success.

“She has been on the comeback trail after an incident a few months ago.

“It took her a little while, but she is back with all guns blazing,” he said.

Eaton is a stable apprentice in the O’Sullivan stables in Stawell.

The stable had more success on Saturday, with trainers Terry and Karina O’Sullivan winning the 1200m Weir's IGA Donald 2yo Classic with She’s Our Gift.

“She’s Our Gift is part owned by a lot of Stawell people, and for some of them it is the first taste of racing success.

“Having consistent wins gives the local industry a great deal of great publicity.

“Success breeds success,” he said. 

Percival said he thinks the club is in a great position.

“We had a great racing season and the committee is very excited for the future.

“Lets hope the Stawell success keeps steamrolling.”

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