Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Stanthorpe Cup Rained Out

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Stanthorpe Cup Rained Out

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ROD Hilton was the only trainer with cause to celebrate when his horse Whataweapon won race 1 at the Central Motors Stanthorpe Cup meeting at Armstrong Park on Saturday.

Whataweapon was ridden by Janette Johnson to victory from Missouri Boat Ride ridden by Noriyuki Nishio.

In a close finish, Burnin Away was third with Ben Cornell on board.

The first race was the M.J. Cleaners/Stanthorpe Painting Services Maiden over 1000m.

Unfortunately, a storm hit from the west 10 minutes after the first race dropping 20mm rain in the Stanthorpe area.

Stanthorpe Jockey Club president Neil Brunckhorst said after the downpour, the jockeys voted that the track was unsafe.

C[pounds sterling]The vote was heavily in favour of cancelling. We had to abide by their decision,C[yen] Brunckhorst said.

There was light hail at the track and heavier hail in other parts of the Stanthorpe district.

Brunckhorst said the club was lucky that all the patrons stayed on for the rest of the day. …

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