Two mares from Victoria gave trainer Leanne Gaffney a home-track double at the first race meeting in front of a crowd for more than three months at Spreyton on Sunday.
Barbie's Witness, bought by Gaffney after her previous owners lost patience, flew home to win the Class 1 Handicap with Brendon McCoull in the saddle.
And, Miss Excess, still raced by a Victorian owner who has shown a lot of patience, completed a treble for David Pires in the Benchmark 60 Handicap.
Victorian sales have been a happy hunting ground for Gaffney who credits her son Clinton with doing all the research on their purchases.
"We've had quite a bit of success with horses from there," the trainer said.
"The previous owners of Barbie's Witness were very frustrated with her.
"She had always shown ability but had soundness and behavioural issues.
"They couldn't put up with her any longer so they put her in the sales.
"When we bought her, we thought if she doesn't do any good (on the track) at least she's bred really well and we could breed from her."
Barbie's Witness scored by a half length from stablemate Elisavet, another Victorian buy, who Gaffney said would be better suited in longer races.
Miss Excess, a $14 outsider, found her way to Tasmania after a long layoff.
"Her owner Rex Harrison, who lives at Kyneton, bred her and raced her with a syndicate until she injured a tendon," Gaffney explained.
"The rest of the syndicate wanted to get out of her but he kept her and rehabilitated her.
"He had her on the treadmill for six weeks before he sent her over.
"We then had her in work for a while before we got closed down."
Gaffney said she offered to send the mare back to Victoria but the owner decided to leave her in Tasmania.
"I'm pleased he did because it was a big effort on his part - not a lot of owners persevere with them for that long," she said.
JOCKEY'S FIRST WIN FOR NINE YEARS
Jockey Dianne Parish rode her first winner for nine years on outsider Moonlight Escapade.
Parish hadn't been in the winner's stall since Fugitive Lass scored on the old inside track at Elwick on July 3 2011.
However she gave riding away for seven years before returning on a part-time basis in 2018.
Parish, 53, was successful on the flat and over jumps in her heyday and has ridden more than 200 winners.
Her most famous win was the 1990 Grand National Steeple on Angzette.