Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Don't blame the Races


Monaro Post 18/12/13
A report in Fairfax media last week, erroneously linking anti-social behaviour with the annual Cooma race meeting, has angered the president and committee of the Cooma Monaro Race Club.

The report, under the heading “Deplorable behaviour after Cooma Races (sic)”, quotes local police as saying the behaviour by patrons at the races on December 7 was exemplary. Police said there had been no trouble nor any incidents reported during the race meeting and the crowd had been well behaved. Several people were issued infringement notices that night for failing to quit licensed premises when asked to and for offensive behaviour. Police reported an overall 17 infringement notices were issued. To read more visit www.monaropost.com.au

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sebony Claims back to back Cooma Cups

Cooma Monaro Express 10/12/13
Sebony has claimed back to back wins in the Cooma Hyundai Cooma Cup.
 
The 10-year-old horse, ridden by Neil Perryman and trained by Chris Strickland from Sapphire Coast, finished first in a tight field in the $12,500 1600 metres benchmark handicap feature race.
There was little in it as they crossed the finished line with Big Red Cat 0.1 lengths behind in second, and the winner of the Adaminaby Cup, Ultima Chance, in third, just 0.3 lengths behind.
 
Sebony finished third to Ultima Chance in the Adaminaby Cup two weeks ago.
 
There was a protest from second against first which was dismissed, allowing Sebony to claim the $7,420 first place prize money.
 
Sebony also won last year's Cooma Cup and again in 2009.
 
In the other feature race of this year's Cooma race meeting, the Cooma Ex-Services Club-Monbeef Sundowners Cup maiden handicap, Balinese Boy was a clear winner.
The four-year-old, ridden by Richard Bensley, finished two lengths ahead of the field over 1400 metres. It won $7,420 of a total $12,500 prize money for the race. Morshead came in second and Stevo's Regret placed third.

Sebony Claims back to back Cooma Cups

Cooma Monaro Express 10/12/13
Sebony has claimed back to back wins in the Cooma Hyundai Cooma Cup.
 
The 10-year-old horse, ridden by Neil Perryman and trained by Chris Strickland from Sapphire Coast, finished first in a tight field in the $12,500 1600 metres benchmark handicap feature race.
There was little in it as they crossed the finished line with Big Red Cat 0.1 lengths behind in second, and the winner of the Adaminaby Cup, Ultima Chance, in third, just 0.3 lengths behind.
 
Sebony finished third to Ultima Chance in the Adaminaby Cup two weeks ago.
 
There was a protest from second against first which was dismissed, allowing Sebony to claim the $7,420 first place prize money.
 
Sebony also won last year's Cooma Cup and again in 2009.
 
In the other feature race of this year's Cooma race meeting, the Cooma Ex-Services Club-Monbeef Sundowners Cup maiden handicap, Balinese Boy was a clear winner.
The four-year-old, ridden by Richard Bensley, finished two lengths ahead of the field over 1400 metres. It won $7,420 of a total $12,500 prize money for the race. Morshead came in second and Stevo's Regret placed third.

Sebony Claims back to back Cooma Cups

Cooma Monaro Express 10/12/13
Sebony has claimed back to back wins in the Cooma Hyundai Cooma Cup.
 
The 10-year-old horse, ridden by Neil Perryman and trained by Chris Strickland from Sapphire Coast, finished first in a tight field in the $12,500 1600 metres benchmark handicap feature race.
There was little in it as they crossed the finished line with Big Red Cat 0.1 lengths behind in second, and the winner of the Adaminaby Cup, Ultima Chance, in third, just 0.3 lengths behind.
 
Sebony finished third to Ultima Chance in the Adaminaby Cup two weeks ago.
 
There was a protest from second against first which was dismissed, allowing Sebony to claim the $7,420 first place prize money.
 
Sebony also won last year's Cooma Cup and again in 2009.
 
In the other feature race of this year's Cooma race meeting, the Cooma Ex-Services Club-Monbeef Sundowners Cup maiden handicap, Balinese Boy was a clear winner.
The four-year-old, ridden by Richard Bensley, finished two lengths ahead of the field over 1400 metres. It won $7,420 of a total $12,500 prize money for the race. Morshead came in second and Stevo's Regret placed third.

Country Racing at its Best

Sebony's connection with Dealer Principal of Cooma Hyundai and Mick Schofield CMRC President presenting trophies for 2013 Cup Winner 
Monaro Post 11/12/13
As the gates opened Willie Pearson drove Big Red Cat forward in the company
of Intimate Kingdom whilst Ultima Chance ran in third position.
Neil Perryman having his first ride on Sebony, went forward from the outside
barrier to get closer to the leaders along the back straight but was forced to travel
wide for the majority of the journey.
As they turned for home, Richard Bensley had Ultima Chance tracking along the
rail, Big Red Cat reached the lead on his outside, whilst Perryman took Sebony
wider to challenge.
In a dire battle these three came away from the remainder of the runners and
reached the line together. In a thrilling finish, Sebony prevailed by a margin of
a short half head from Big Red Cat and a ½ neck margin to Ultima Chance