Coast mare takes out the Tara Cup

Dalby Herald - - SPORT - Michael Doyle Michael.Doyle@dal­by­her­ald.com.au

HORSE RAC­ING: It was a day for the older stal­warts of rac­ing on Satur­day, as an eight-year-old mare stormed home to win the Tara Cup.

Chilli Beach ($7) made it three wins from her last four starts after suc­cess in Gympie dur­ing races in Au­gust and Septem­ber.

She beat Gud Onya ($4) by 1 1/4 lengths to sec­ond with Fly­ing Charger ($7) 2 1/2 lengths back for third.

Pre-race favourite Run Louie Run ($3.50) was un­able to live up to punter ex­pec­ta­tions, fin­ish­ing fifth in a seven horse race.

De­spite the rain over the past week, the track was graded a Good 3.

The win adds to the grow­ing coun­try re­sume for Sun­shine Coast trainer, Kylie Geran.

Geran is no stranger to suc­cess in coun­try rac­ing, with a Stock­man’s Hall of Fame win at Lon­greach un­der her belt as well as the Be­toota Cup.

While now liv­ing in the Sun­shine Coast, Geran and her hus­band are from Mt Tyson and only moved to the coast three years ago.

While she is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing suc­cess at big­ger tracks, there are still coun­try events she has on her bucket list to win.

Geran told me­dia on Satur­day of her de­sire to take out the fa­mous Birdsville Cup.

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PHOTO: GLEN MCCUL­LOUGH

CUP WIN­NER: Chilli Beach (right) pho­tographed last year, won the Tara Cup on Satur­day.

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