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