Race honours Colin Meek
DON’T forget tomorrow’s big Colin Meek Memorial Springsure Cup Race Day.
The club is running the cup in honour of Colin Meek, a racing stalwart of many years around the Central Highlands and the cup is the main event.
The $9000 2017 Colin Meek Memorial Springsure Cup will be run over 1400 metres.
Roma trainer Wayne Baker will be looking to add more Central Highlands cups to his mantelpiece with his Middlemount Cup winner Repo Zest lining up.
Fellow Roma trainer Craig Smith lines up with Sankara Spirit, who is coming off a solid third placing at Birdsville and has each way claims in the feature event.
Emerald trainer Glenda Bell has a strong hand in two of the support races on the program with One More Bopa in the benchmark 55 handicap over 1400 metres and also has strong claims with her speedy mare Howzat for Luck in the rich $12,000 QTIS benchmark 60 handicap over 1000 metres.
All Central Highlanders should save the date for an outback bonanza combining country racing, rodeo and campdraft at the iconic 2017 Twin Hills three-day extravaganza, which starts on Friday, September 22, and runs until Sunday, September 24.
Race club secretary Jasmin Scharf said there would be a 10-race program with five races on the Friday and five on Saturday.
She said a huge crowd attended this special Central Queensland event every year.
“With close to $100,000 on offer in prizemoney and incentives for the two-day racing carnival it will ensure top quality fields,” she said.
The club has added extra prize money and incentives and rebates to attract more trainers to bring horses to the iconic Twin Hills meeting.
Leading Queensland country and provincial trainer John Manzelmann has pledged to have a strong team assembled as always and has been by far the biggest supporter of the Twin Hills meeting for several years.
The Vagg family, from Bluff, will be there in strong force and are also very strong supporters of the meeting.
There are two QTIS races over the carnival; the rich $12,500 class 1 handicap over 1000 metres on Friday and the rich $15,000 maiden over 1200 metres on Saturday.
Also on Saturday, the main event is the $11,500 Twin Hills Cup over 1300 metres.
Don’t miss it.
IN HONOUR: Dawn Meek and son Colin.