Gorgeous Ry­der cup win

Mackay’s Manzel­mann trained two race win­ners

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT - Jes­sica Lamb Jes­sica.Lamb @whit­sun­day­times.com.au

RAC­ING: Beau­ties, beer and bets were the re­sound­ing suc­cess sto­ries from the 3000 peo­ple at­tend­ing this year’s an­nual Bowen Cup event at Ben Bolt Park.

The first race of the day, spon­sored by Browns BP Merinda/Browns Milk Sup­ply, saw the crowd favourite Kahuna beaten in the 1000m hand­i­cap by Mologle Chief trained by Ben Wil­liams from Charters Tow­ers.

Gorgeous Gal, trained by John Manzel­mann from Mackay, lived up to her name and took out race two, spon­sored by Shane Airey an­niver­sary/In­dus­try Fire Ser­vices Qld, by five lengths.

In the Alan James Smith me­mo­rial hand­i­cap, Madam Pink crossed the line first in the 1280m race with the win­ning tro­phy pre­sented by Alan Smith’s daugh­ter Je­nine McDer­mott.

Alan was a lo­cal eques­trian iden­tity, jockey and horse trainer who spent many years sup­port­ing the Bowen Turf Club.

Tick­ets To Ride, trained by Olivia Cairns from Mackay, won the Queens Beach Ho­tel/ XXXX Lion Nathan race four.

The last and fea­ture race of the day saw a last-minute scratch­ing when favourite Gin­ger Snap was as­sisted out of the bar­ri­ers af­ter kicking open her start­ing gates which in­jured her jockey.

The Bowen Cup was won by Gorgeous Ry­der, a New Zealand im­port also trained by John Manzel­mann, in a time of 1.50.15 by two and three quar­ter lengths just ahead of Chang­ing Note, Lokum and Dodge the Grey.

The Luxe Fash­ion House Fash­ions on the Field judges, Lil­lie Bernie and Leanne Born, said they were look­ing for the com­plete pack­age.

“I was keep­ing my eye out for some­thing which re­flected spring fash­ion but also showed a lit­tle of the per­son them­selves,” Lil­lie said.

Lady of the Day went to Lisa Tode­schino from Home Hill.

The third-time win­ner wore a Kather­ine Falco head­piece cou­pled with an At­mos & Here dress. Bowen’s Alicia Jones was named the most Fash­ion­able Filly with lo­cal Brad Foger­ty­tak­ing the men’s sec­tion and Am­ber Green­halgh won millinery.

Spe­cial men­tion must go to Adrian Wron­ski who was at his buck’s party for his wed­ding on Oc­to­ber 19 and was spot­ted wear­ing a dress and heels the en­tire day.

Live mu­sic was per­formed by the Lloyd Saun­ders band all day with the Bur­dekin Vet ser­vices on hand for all an­i­mal needs.

PHOTO: JES­SICA LAMB

CUP WIN: Bowen Cup pre­sen­ta­tions with win­ning horse Gorgeous Ry­der.

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