Mudlark: Oxford Poet (right) and Brenton Avdulla take out the only race at Hawkesbury on Saturday.Mudlark: Oxford Poet (right) and Brenton Avdulla take out the only race at Hawkesbury on Saturday. Photo: Mark Bradley

Oxford Poet ploughed through the shifty wet conditions best to win the only race at Hawkesbury on Saturday, but there were sad scenes on the turn where Proper Madam had broken down.

Proper Madam, like many of the field, failed to handle the slippery conditions and had blundered a couple of times before breaking her off fore leg.