Champion pacer Smoken Up is among the nominations for Saturday night’s Group Two $50 000 Neatline Homes Shepparton Pacing Cup.By Gus Underwood
Champion pacer Smoken Up is among the nominations for Saturday night’s Group Two $50 000 Neatline Homes Shepparton Pacing Cup.
But a decision was to be made last night whether connections were prepared to start the star in the time-honoured event after being given a 40
The pacer’s trainer-driver, Melton horseman Lance Justice, said he would carefully study the nominations before discussing with Smoken Up’s owners yesterday whether he would line up on Saturday night.
Justice said personally he would have entertained the idea with a 20
‘‘It’s a pretty cruel handicap, but I’ll talk to the owners,’’ Justice said.
Smoken Up collected his fourth South Australian Pacers Cup with an epic, two-horse duel with fellow Victorian Caribbean Blaster on Saturday night and would be a huge drawcard for Shepparton Harness Racing Club’s premier event if he is to line-up in the race.
The only other handicapped runner in the race is Cobram Cup winner Choise Achiever.
Sunday’s Hamilton Cup winner Our Arlington and runner-up Our Blackbird, recent Yarra Valley Cup winner Mustang Mach, Cobram Cup placegetter Washmepockets and Nyah Cup winner Saint Flash are also among the nominations.
Avenel trainer David Aiken has nominated last Friday night’s Melton winner Smudge Bromac and recent Cobram Cup runner-up Composed for the race.
Shepparton Gold Cup nominations
Smoken Up (40 m), Choise Achiever (20 m), Mustang Mach (FT), Savesomtimetodream (FT), Washmepockets (FT), Our Blackbird (FT), Our White Knight (FT), Composed (FT), Toulouse Lautrec (FT), Smudge Bromac (FT), Saint Flash (FT), Tanabi Bromac (FT), Baltic Ice (FT), Mason (FT)
A car was stolen from the Chemist Warehouse carpark in Shepparton on Saturday while the owner was shopping for Christmas presents.
After a tennis career spanning 62 years, of which the last 35 years have been as a coach, Yarrawonga's Jon Coleman is set to retire at the end of 2013.
The recent Kyabram Master Pairs, played over six days with crack sides from near and far, attracted some talented bowlers eager to win the prestige event.
'Suttonsville', a minitature version of Echuca-Moama made out of gingerbread at Moama's Sutton Bakery, has a growing number of admirers.
Three Goornong Fire Brigade firefighters recently completed a CFA course on safety surrounding urban firefighting and using breathing apparatuses.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
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Tocumwal Pre-School students are proudly flying their KITE at the Tocumwal Lions Community Hostel.
Tooborac Fire Brigade visited Tooborac Primary School last Tuesday to help the school complete its bushfire emergency management plan.
Residents urged to renew fruit fly baits to support local orchards.
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SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250,000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.
The hunt is on for a buyer for Benalla and Mansfield Toyota after the business went into receivership last fortnight.
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