Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cooma tipped for a golden day of Racing


From Cooma Monaro Express 2/12/14
COOMA is set for a golden day of racing this Saturday with Winter Olympic gold and silver medallist, homegrown hero Torah Bright announced as the ambassador for the 2014 Cooma Races.
Celebrating 22 years of the Sundowner Cup at the historic Ti-Tree Racecourse, Cooma Race day is set to be bigger and better than ever. Thousands are expected to flock to the racecourse for the annual race meet, one of the biggest community race meetings in Country NSW and the biggest social event held in Cooma each year.
Dolled up in their finery, decked out, frocked up and looking elegant and glamorous, it is a day not just for the racing enthusiasts, with the Fashions on the Field just as important.

There are some familiar names amongst the horses that will line up this year with the Cooma Cup shaping up to be a hotly contested race. Ultima Chance heads into the 1600m race as favourite coming off a strong showing in the Adaminaby Cup where the horse finished second to Baldovino.
Short Stay, trained by Georgie Boucher, returns for another tilt at the Cooma Cup where $12,500 will be spread amongst the place getters. The field is set to light up the track in one of the most anticipated country races of the year.
The other headline race of the day is the Sundowner Cup, the sixth and final race of the day. In a perfect way to cap off Cooma Race day, 18 horses will vie for a first prize cheque of $7420.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Saturday December 6th 2014 Sundowner and Cooma Cups


Bus Details for Cooma Races 2014


150th Adaminaby Races a success

Monaro Post 26/11/14
The 150th Adaminaby Races held last Saturday were an outstanding success for the Adaminaby
Jockey Club, with about 3000 people in attendance. Officially opened by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, the day began with a grand parade.
Former local girl, now Sunrise presenter Sam Armytage, was also a guest of honour, officiating at
the Fashions on the Field.
The racing was good, with veteran jockey Kevin Sweeney steering home five race “winners” to cross
the finishing the line first. However, a successful protest in race two by the connections of Burnt Sugar, second across the line, against Sweeney’s mount Calais Grey saw his tally reduced to four winners.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Don't blame the Races


Monaro Post 18/12/13
A report in Fairfax media last week, erroneously linking anti-social behaviour with the annual Cooma race meeting, has angered the president and committee of the Cooma Monaro Race Club.

The report, under the heading “Deplorable behaviour after Cooma Races (sic)”, quotes local police as saying the behaviour by patrons at the races on December 7 was exemplary. Police said there had been no trouble nor any incidents reported during the race meeting and the crowd had been well behaved. Several people were issued infringement notices that night for failing to quit licensed premises when asked to and for offensive behaviour. Police reported an overall 17 infringement notices were issued. To read more visit www.monaropost.com.au

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sebony Claims back to back Cooma Cups

Cooma Monaro Express 10/12/13
Sebony has claimed back to back wins in the Cooma Hyundai Cooma Cup.
 
The 10-year-old horse, ridden by Neil Perryman and trained by Chris Strickland from Sapphire Coast, finished first in a tight field in the $12,500 1600 metres benchmark handicap feature race.
There was little in it as they crossed the finished line with Big Red Cat 0.1 lengths behind in second, and the winner of the Adaminaby Cup, Ultima Chance, in third, just 0.3 lengths behind.
 
Sebony finished third to Ultima Chance in the Adaminaby Cup two weeks ago.
 
There was a protest from second against first which was dismissed, allowing Sebony to claim the $7,420 first place prize money.
 
Sebony also won last year's Cooma Cup and again in 2009.
 
In the other feature race of this year's Cooma race meeting, the Cooma Ex-Services Club-Monbeef Sundowners Cup maiden handicap, Balinese Boy was a clear winner.
The four-year-old, ridden by Richard Bensley, finished two lengths ahead of the field over 1400 metres. It won $7,420 of a total $12,500 prize money for the race. Morshead came in second and Stevo's Regret placed third.

Sebony Claims back to back Cooma Cups

Cooma Monaro Express 10/12/13
Sebony has claimed back to back wins in the Cooma Hyundai Cooma Cup.
 
The 10-year-old horse, ridden by Neil Perryman and trained by Chris Strickland from Sapphire Coast, finished first in a tight field in the $12,500 1600 metres benchmark handicap feature race.
There was little in it as they crossed the finished line with Big Red Cat 0.1 lengths behind in second, and the winner of the Adaminaby Cup, Ultima Chance, in third, just 0.3 lengths behind.
 
Sebony finished third to Ultima Chance in the Adaminaby Cup two weeks ago.
 
There was a protest from second against first which was dismissed, allowing Sebony to claim the $7,420 first place prize money.
 
Sebony also won last year's Cooma Cup and again in 2009.
 
In the other feature race of this year's Cooma race meeting, the Cooma Ex-Services Club-Monbeef Sundowners Cup maiden handicap, Balinese Boy was a clear winner.
The four-year-old, ridden by Richard Bensley, finished two lengths ahead of the field over 1400 metres. It won $7,420 of a total $12,500 prize money for the race. Morshead came in second and Stevo's Regret placed third.