Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Shaky Galloper Turns into a Golden Winner; Gympie Track Winner Savannah Gold Was Initially Doubted but Is Now a Top Racer

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Shaky Galloper Turns into a Golden Winner; Gympie Track Winner Savannah Gold Was Initially Doubted but Is Now a Top Racer

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OWNERS John and Margaret Tonge continued their run of successes in Gympie with the win by Savannah Gold in Saturday's 850m Maiden. The Tonges shifted to Canina and met with immediate success with smart home-bred sprinter, Noname (Legal Opinion a Winstar Jet). Noname won two races in Gympie including the Connolly News Flying at last year's Gympie Cup and the $10,000 Bundaberg Lightning. Savannah Gold is by Garrison Savannah out of a Sequalo mare, Sheshallshine, and was bred by a friend of John and Margaret Tonge. The horse was given to them after running last at Doomben at his first race start and judged not to be up to that class. Sheshallshine won a QTIS Maiden at Emerald and ran a couple of placings in that area in a brief racing career.

Success in the blood

APPRENTICE Travis Wolfgram, who rode in races for the first time at Gympie last Saturday, certainly has the pedigree and background to make a success of his career. The 17-year-old, who began his apprenticeship two years ago, is the son of leading Toowoomba jockey Phillip Wolfgram and trainer Tracey Wolfgram. Earlier this year he spent a couple of months in Sydney with Warwick Farm trainer David Dykes before gaining his licence to ride.

Seeking sponsor

THE Gympie Turf Club is seeking a sponsor for Gympie's premier race, The Gympie Cup. The sponsor relinquished the Cup sponsorship which led to this year's Cup carrying reduced prizemoney of $12,000 for the October 27 renewal of the 1600m event. Hopefully a new sponsor will be found to boost the cup to a prominent position on the country circuit. Anyone at the last two Gympie race meetings could not fail to be impressed by the strong public support of Gympie racing. The Muster Cup in August drew a massive crowd while last Saturday's Gympie Times races also attracted a large gathering.

Silver Series on a roll

GOOD entries, totalling 118 horses, have been received for the TAB meeting at Kilcoy on Monday. This marks the return from the wilderness for the Kilcoy club, which last staged a TAB meeting in 2003, then being part of the Friday TAB circuit. …

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