A devastating late finish provided an exciting conclusion to this year’s $150,000 XXXX Gold Kalgoorlie Cup 2300m, as the Gino Poletti trained Classique Ivory came from near last to claim victory in the Goldfields feature.
Gino Poletti achieved a lot of fame with classy grey galloper Luckygray but in a great finish to the 2013 Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) he showed he was not a one-trick trainer when $7 chance, Classique Ivory (Shaun O’Donnell) won in a driving finish.
It had to be an omen. Max Trenorden was no slouch at winning elections between 1986 -2013 but the former National Party politician from the Avon Valley looked like the cat who had found the canary after the running of the Westspeed Stayers Bonus Handicap (2200m).
In ‘10 goal breeze conditions’ apprentice female rider Jerry Noske was able to shine, producing a winning double and two seconds at Belmont on August 31.
Pat Carbery had the look of a satisfied jockey after the Goodwood Sprint (1300m) feature race at Belmont Park yesterday.
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At the Racing Awards night at the Hyatt Hotel, on Saturday August 3, top trainer Adam Durrant made the point in his speech that jockeys were elite athletes and should be recognised as such.
Troy Turner’s brief comeback after a 10 day suspension saw him provide the winning ride of the day on Fanicio (Race 6) and then cop a 30 day suspension on Hans Up in the last race(8) on July 27.
Young gallopers Spin Da Wheels (Alex Hearn) and Mr Utopia (Shaun McGruddy) continued on their winning ways in the first two races at Belmont yesterday.