Lo­cal trainer ready for Ber­ri­gan Cup

Southern Riverina news - - SUMMER SPORTS 2018 -

Ber­ri­gan trainer Paul McVicar has con­firmed he’ll be rac­ing at least three horses on Ber­ri­gan Cup Day next month.

McVicar said his two horses rac­ing at Al­bury on Satur­day — Quick Spin and Hak­erak — are chances for the $15,000 race.

His third horse En­conti ran third in race two at De­niliquin worked hard for his place, is an­other chance at rac­ing in Ber­ri­gan.

‘‘I wasn’t at De­niliquin be­cause I was at Wagga Wagga, but I un­der­stand she was stuck four wide and had to work for his po­si­tion so a real gutsy ef­fort.’’ McVicar said.

‘‘She’s only won on a heavy 10 track and Deni had a bit of rain be­fore Satur­day so that would have helped but re­gard­less I’ll be run­ning her at Ber­ri­gan.’’

The last time McVicar won the Ber­ri­gan Cup was in 2005 with Otago Road how­ever ear­lier this year won the main race on Fin­ley Au­tumn Cup Day with Maco Napret.

McVicar said he’ll be rac­ing Quick Spin and Hak­erak in the Ber­ri­gan Cup both owned by Sydney’s Peter Knight.

‘‘Peter has been a long time owner with me. He told me he’s a chance to be there next Satur­day.

‘‘It’s very hard to get a win th­ese days so any win is special but it’s just a lit­tle bit more special on Ber­ri­gan Cup Day.’’

Fel­low Ber­ri­gan trainer Malcolm Hill has just one horse in his sta­bles Bel­tum.

The seven year old geld­ing fin­ished sec­ond on Satur­day in race six at De­niliquin, com­ing sec­ond by two and a half lengths to Asquil­lion.

It’s un­known at this stage if Bel­tum will run.

The Ber­ri­gan Gold Cup is on Novem­ber 3. Gates open from 11am ($20 en­try, $10 aged pen­sions, chil­dren un­der 16 en­ter free).

This year’s race­card will feature six races with a spread of sprint­ing to mid­dle dis­tance races in­clud­ing the $15,000 Gold Cup.

The ever-pop­u­lar Fash­ions on the Field will be run­ning again this year, a great op­por­tu­nity for the ladies to show off their best dresses, frocks and fas­ci­na­tors with a share of more than $3000 in prizes.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.berri­g­an­race­club.com and find the club on Face­book.

The group of play­ers from the 2017/18 coach­ing sea­son (from left) Jas­mine Burke, Sarah Haynes, Cooper Burke, Ed and Harry Haynes, Abbey Mar­shall, coach Brady Pritchard, Si­enna Burke, Dun­can Clarke and Josh Ever­ing­ham.

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