News Briefs - November 11
Turnover up for Cup Day
Total turnover on yesterday’s New Zealand Cup meeting was just shy of $6.5 million. Provisional figures from the TAB show turnover of $6.451m, compared to $5.995m last year, though there were 13 races yesterday, one more than last year. On course turnover at Addington was $742,000, with $3.205 off course, and $2.503m on the fixed odds market. The New Zealand Cup easily attracted the most betting ($1,569,014).
Biggest and smallest Cup day divvies :
There were hotshots and longshots on NZ Cup day. Amazing Dream was the shortest priced winner ($1.40) followed by Castelo De Vide ($1.70) with his eight length romp in race 2 the day’s biggest winning margin. Of the longshots Mossman got home paying $23.90 in race 6 while She’s Allthe Craze was the day’s biggest upsetter, winning race 12 for driver Jessica Young Grant and trainer Bruce Negus. The winning dividend was $38.10.
Williamsons to the fore
What a start to Cup day it was for the Williamson clan. Siblings Matthew, Nathan and Brad had all had winners by 2pm! Matthew won the opening race on Humble Ladd, with Nathan training and driving Andy hall to victory in race 3, and Brad following suit with Vintage Cheddar in race 5.
Club News :
The Winton Harness Racing Club hold their first weekend meeting of the season at Central Southland Raceway in Winton this Sunday (15 November). The first race is timed to start at 12 noon with one of the highlights of the day the Gold Chip Handicap Trot Final for a stake of $12,000 over a distance of 2400 metres. A range of food and beverage will be available on course with the public bar stocking homemade pizzas and pies plus a coffee vendor will be on course.
The meeting will be followed by another at the course, a twilight event from 2.00pm, on Thursday 19 November. Admission to the course on both days is free.
The Geraldine Trotting Club’s busy preparing for its meeting on November 28. The club advises that there’ll be an auction on-course for a Terror To Love stud fee, a fashion in the fields completion, winning connections will receive $200 betting vouchers and there will be a band and punters club on course.