Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Derbyshire Takes the Double at Kumbia Races; Local Jockey Billie-Rose Derbyshire Showed Some Great Form at the Weekend

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Derbyshire Takes the Double at Kumbia Races; Local Jockey Billie-Rose Derbyshire Showed Some Great Form at the Weekend

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RACING: Gympie apprentice, Billie-Rose Derbyshire, maintained her winning roll with a double at Kumbia last Saturday when the girls won all five events.

Billie-Rose won the first, the 1000m Class 2 on the Gilbert Baker trained Serbian Singer defeating the favourite Morgan Miss (I. Coombes) by 2 and 1/2 lengths.

She was then successful for Kumbia trainer, James Curtain on the Sequalo galloper, Amber Ale ($15) in the 900m Open defeating Conahy and favourite, Jam Tin. The other Kumbia winners were Desert Lair (Cecily Eaton) BM 70 1200m, Rocklea Raider (Tamara Tincknell) 1200m Class B and Lucky Leish 1000m QTIS Maiden which supplied apprentice Taylor Williams with a winner at her first race ride.

The two wins for Billie-Rose propelled her to 7th on the Qld Country apprentices Premiership with a tally of 15 wins so far this season.

Gympie-trained horses had to be content with placings only last Saturday but still managed to earn their connections $19,200 in prizemoney.

Craiglea Cruz ($2 fav.) picked up $10,000 for a third in the Great Northern Two-Year-Old in Townsville.

Gayndah races

THE Gayndah Racecourse will be the venue for the 2013 Gayndah Cup this Saturday continuing the long racing history of one of the oldest racecourses in Queensland.

Racing began in Gayndah in the early 1860s with Gayndah staging the first Queensland Derby in 1868 continuing this tradition until 1970 with the Classic then being staged in Brisbane from 1871.

Hermit won the first Derby at Gayndah and the centenary of this event was staged in 1968 on the historic track. Amati, trained by former champion Qld jockey, Bill Briscoe won the Centenary Derby easily defeating his two rivals as a long odds-on favourite.

Hermitas Gympie success

HERMIT subsequently participated in Gympieas first race meeting in December 1868. …

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