Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cooma tipped for a golden day of Racing

From Cooma Monaro Express 2/12/14
COOMA is set for a golden day of racing this Saturday with Winter Olympic gold and silver medallist, homegrown hero Torah Bright announced as the ambassador for the 2014 Cooma Races.
Celebrating 22 years of the Sundowner Cup at the historic Ti-Tree Racecourse, Cooma Race day is set to be bigger and better than ever. Thousands are expected to flock to the racecourse for the annual race meet, one of the biggest community race meetings in Country NSW and the biggest social event held in Cooma each year.
Dolled up in their finery, decked out, frocked up and looking elegant and glamorous, it is a day not just for the racing enthusiasts, with the Fashions on the Field just as important.

There are some familiar names amongst the horses that will line up this year with the Cooma Cup shaping up to be a hotly contested race. Ultima Chance heads into the 1600m race as favourite coming off a strong showing in the Adaminaby Cup where the horse finished second to Baldovino.
Short Stay, trained by Georgie Boucher, returns for another tilt at the Cooma Cup where $12,500 will be spread amongst the place getters. The field is set to light up the track in one of the most anticipated country races of the year.
The other headline race of the day is the Sundowner Cup, the sixth and final race of the day. In a perfect way to cap off Cooma Race day, 18 horses will vie for a first prize cheque of $7420.