Canberra's Double Chance to Climb The Kosciuszko

It didn’t take long for Kosciuszko sweep winners to decide they wanted Canberra based runners as their representatives in the race worth $1.3 million. In a great initiative by Racing NSW, The Kosciuszko allows people from all walks of life the opportunity to get involved in horse ownership, with sweep tickets being sold for just $5 each. Those lucky enough to draw one of the 14 winning tickets then select a country NSW or ACT trained horse to be their representative after negotiating the prizemoney split. ACT are allowed a maximum of two runners. 

Canberra Racing Review Friday 6 September

The first meeting back on the grass with four favourites winning on the day. The highlights were first-up win of I Am Kalani in the Federal and the brave performance of Dambulla in the last, after giving his legion of supporters heart palpitations half way down the straight.   

 

Race 1

 

Gambler’s Quest was held up at the turn and early in the straight. He carried 1kg over. Maya Miracle was well beaten and the jockey believed the filly would appreciate longer distances.

 

Canberra Racing Preview Friday 6 September

We return to the grass on the course proper and with rain forecast on the day the track will be on the slow side.  The Federal sees the return of the promising Floki off a long break for Danny Williams. It is an intriguing race.

 

The Maher-Eustace yard don’t bring horses here very often and have Dambulla engaged in the final event, and he should prove hard to beat.

 

Race 1 (1000m)

 

Canberra Racing Review Friday 23 August

This was the last meeting on the Acton until next winter. It provided keen racing all day, with O’Princess’s win in the Federal the highlight. Race 1 (1080m) My Last Roadie was slow to begin. Boxing Bounded on jumping and raced wide throughout. GALAHAD’S QUEST ($2.90) took out the first coming off a sharp Sydney trial. He sat outside the other fancied runner MILAMOO ($2.80F), who led and had a length on him passing the 200m. Galahad’s Quest just got the upper hand on the line from a brave Milamoo and RUM CAKE ($8.50) fighting hard — with a gap to the rest.