Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Hot Racing Tipped for Winter Racing Carnival

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Hot Racing Tipped for Winter Racing Carnival

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Horse Racing

Tony McMahon

COMPLETELY opposite to the cold winter weather over the last few days, the racing certainly heats up this week with the second and third day of the Winter Racing Carnival.

No doubt Rockhampton Jockey Club officials, including CEO Tony Fenlon, would have been warmed-up when 206 horses were nominated for Friday and Sunday's TAB race meetings at Callaghan Park.

Friday's meeting features the $30,000 B & J Car Sales Tattersall's Sprint (1200m) in which the 20 entries are headed by the mercurial Krystle Johnston trained sprinter Executed with 64kg.

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has two entered for the race - Boomwaa (60.5kg) and Saipan (57.5kg) while fellow Downs trainer Lindsay Hatch has the promising Dylan's Luck nominated with 55.5kg.

Currie and Hatch have multiple entries for Friday while other southern trainers eying off the meeting are Sunshine Coasters Natalie McCall; Darry Hansen and Garnett Taylor.

Brisbane trainers Michael Lakey; Paul Butterworth; Tony Hayden as well as Peter and Will Hulbert have also nominated horses for Friday's expanded eight race card which offers approximately $150,000 in stake money.

Sunday at Callaghan Park is being promoted as the Capras Family Fun Day of racing at which the long-standing feature race will be the $30,000 Tattersall's Gold Cup (1600m).

Heading the 13 entries is Ben Currie's Cantbuybetter (64.5kg) from Glenda Bell's Northern Cup's hopeful and last year's Mackay Cup winner Fastnet Flyer (59.5kg).

Well placed at the weights is Darryl Hansen's Balboa Rocks (57.5kg) who looked impressive in winning over 1400 metres at Callaghan Park last Saturday.

Akin to Friday's nominations, visiting southern trainers have supported Sunday's Capras Family Fun Day races with numerous entries.

Missing again at the two days will be top class resident jockey Nigel Seymour who sustained an injury in an accident at home which has kept him aside longer than he anticipated. …

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