Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Locally-Owned Galloper Wins Cup

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Locally-Owned Galloper Wins Cup

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THE Warwick Turf Club conducted a great meeting at Allman Park on Saturday when the Killarney community came out in force for the running of the Killarney Hotel Killarney Cup.

Bus loads of patrons arrived from Killarney dressed to the nines and enjoyed a great day's racing.

Organisers are confident the day will become an annual event.

The Killarney Hotel Killarney Cup was won in gallant fashion by the locally-owned galloper Mosstang.

The four-year-old gelding is raced by a number of Warwick identities including Graham Ryan, Rob Lyons, Neil and Keith Carney, Dennis Murphy, John Devitt, Graham Carey and Ted Donegan.

The former Meynick Stakes (Brisbane) winner is trained in Toowoomba by Paul Nolan and was well ridden in front by Hero Hamada.

He rated the gelding well and while he appeared to be in trouble inside the 100-metre mark, the gelding kicked on strongly to fight off the challenge of runner-up Altaica.

The $2.80 favourite Wigndove was third. The winner started at $4 and took his prize money past $125,000 with the win. He backed up well from a third placing at Kilcoy on Monday and may now be getting back to the sort of form that the gelding displayed as a two-year-old which saw him go around in the Magic Millions at the Gold Coast.

The opening event on the card was the Killarney Abattoir Maiden which saw good all the way wins to Crazy Woman who was ridden by Wade Clasohm for Ipswich trainer Bill Trimble.

Harrisville resident Barry Sealy and his wife Leanne own the five-year-old mare that was having just her second race start and reported that she has been troubled by feet problems since going into work as a late three year old.

Crazy Woman was placed at Warwick on Warwick Cup day at her only other race start.

The second race was the Killarney Veterinary Surgery Class B race and Amerrybridge was the winner for apprentice Clint Isdale.

The winning trainer was Mike Harley from Canungra who prepared the gelding well to win at his first start since early December.

Lasrado was second with Irish Joy in third spot. …

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