The Border Watch : January 8th 2014
30 SPORT VITARA URBAN2WD $24,990 DRIVE FROM AWAY Don’t Miss Out! VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au HURRY 635974 MAC SUZUKI 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 Tourneur facing girl power Outnumbered six to one MORRIS ROD firstname.lastname@example.org NO. 1: Holly McKechnie will ride the topweight in tomorrow’s Coonawarra Cup, Texan Warney. McKechnie won the Coonawarra Cup in 2011 on Sagwala. GIRL power – and plenty of if – could stand in the way of Adelaide jockey, Dominic Tourneur in tomorrow’s $20,000 Coonawarra Vignerons’ Cup at Penola. Tourneur won backto-back Coonawarra Cups in 2009-10 on the Sam Turner trained, Sandhill Prince and tomorrow he will be on board another of Turner’s stable runners, Sandhill Chief, a six-year-old gelding which has won twice at the Penola track from six starts. But Tourneur could be outnumbered by the fairer sex. Tourneur will be the only male jockey in the fi eld of just seven runners, which will line up for the start of the 1700 metre Coonawarra Cup at 4.20pm tomorrow. Trainers from around the region have opted for female jockeys ... and perhaps with good reason. NO. 2: Clare Lindop will ride the Sue Murphy trained, Hasta La Shamer. The last three Coonawarra Cups have all been won by female jockeys, Holly McKechnie (2011 on Sagwala), Kate Walters (2012 on Fraaclase) and Jamie Kah (2013 on Season Of Fortune) NO. 3: Dominic Tourneur will be the only male jockey in tomorrow’s Coonawarra Cup when he rides Sandhill Chief, trained at Bordertown by Sam Turner. NO. 5: Amy Herrmann will be on board Star Act, trained at Bordertown by Lindsay Cadzow. NO. 4: Caitlin Jones will be the only apprentice jockey in tomorrow’s Coonawarra Cup fi eld, riding the Lee Creek trained, Club Royale. and before that, Debbie Lloyd was the groundbreaker when she won on Spreebok in 1992. Spreebok was trained by Sue Hodge, who was only the second female to train a Coonawarra Cup. The fi rst was Mrs P. N. “Dorrie” Ross with Royal Hotel in 1988. Unlike the jockeys, the female trainers have been starved of success. While Tourneur will be outnumbered six to one tomorrow, so too will Sue Murphy, trainer of Hasta La Shamer to be ridden by the experienced Clare Lindop. The Limestone Coast’s most experienced – and successful – trainer, Michael O’Leary of Mount Gambier has pinned his hopes on Gauss, winner of the recent Nhill Cup and has engaged Libby Hopwood for tomorrow’s campaign. Sam Turner will be chasing his fifth Coonawarra Cup, following on from Sandhill Prince (2008-10) and Fraaclase (2012), Daryl Dodson will be looking for his second, hoping Texan Warney can add to the 2007 success of Bad Billy, while Lee Creek (Club Royale), Lindsay Cadzow (Star Act) and Wayne Walters (Donnidi Sulina) are all chasing their maiden Coonawarra Cups. Creek’s father, Roger won the cup with Touch Of Brilliance in 1990 and Cadzow’s father, Tom won the race in 1994 with Amanema. Tomorrow’s Coonawarra Cup will be the feature event on the seven race card with the first to start at 1.15pm. No. Trainer Race 6 – 4.20pm – Coonawarra Vignerons Cup (1700m) Of $20,000. 1st $13,400, 2nd $3500, 3rd $800, 4th $400. Subsidy $100 Jockey Barrier 1–TEXAN WARNEY Darryl Dodson 2–HASTA LA SHAMER Sue Murphy 3–SANDHILL CHIEF Sam Turner 4–CLUB ROYALE 5–STAR ACT 6–GAUSS Lee Creek Ms Holly McKechnie Ms Claire Lindop Dominic Tourneur Ms Caitlin Jones Lindsay Cadzow Ms Amy Hermann Michael O’Leary Libby Hopwood 7–DONNIDI SULINA (NZ) Wayne Walters 30 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Ms Melissa Walters 2 4 3 NO. 6: Mount Gambier trainer, Michael O’Leary has pinned his Coonawarra Cup hopes on Gauss, which will be ridden by Libby Hopwood (pictured). Weight 59kg 58kg 58kg 1 56.5kg 7 56.5kg 6 5 55kg 54kg NO. 7: Melissa Walters will be aiming for her fi rst Coonawarra Cup tomorrow when she rides, Donnidi Sulina, trained by her father Wayne.
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