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Capacity field to contest 2014 Ballarat Cup on Saturday

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ballarat-cup-dayA capacity field of 18 will line up in the $200,000 Ballarat Cup on Saturday at Ballarat racecourse in Ballarat.

Equal top weights with 60 kilograms are the Peter Moody trained Fat Al and local Dan O’Sullivan hope Tuscan Fire.

The sole emergency is Shenzou Steeds from the Mitchell Freedman yard.

A total of 136 horses have accepted for the quality 10-race meeting at Ballarat on Saturday 22nd November with the 2014 Ballarat Cup (2200m) the feature event of the day.

The Ballarat Cup is Race 8 on the card at 4.40pm in the afternoon.

Ballarat Turf Club’s Executive Assistant & Events Manager Belinda Glass said there had been a great response to the club’s first standalone Saturday cup meeting.

“The Change to a Saturday has had a fantastic impact on pre-sales and general interest in the event,” Belinda said.”
“We have been overwhelmed with enquiries which has resulted in record pre-sales.”

“A massive effort from the team has gone into preparing for this event.”

“From catering for in excess of 5000 people in hospitalities through to arranging on course entertainment, food and beverage outlets etc.”

“We have worked tirelessly to ensure the inaugural Standalone Saturday is a race day to remember.”

“The weather forecast looks good, with an expected 28 degrees.”

The $200,000 Magic Millions Clockwise Classic (1000m) has attracted a field of nine runners including Danny O’Brien’s unbeaten beneteua colt Promt Return.

The Clockwise Classic (Race 6), which is run in the opposite direction, is unique to Victoria and scheduled to run at 3.25pm at Ballarat.

“From a racing perspective, we are excited about what lies ahead,” Belinda said.

“We have $1 million in prizemoney on offer, headlined by the Ballarat Cup and the Magic Millions Clockwise Classic.”

“Our day is the official closure of the 2014 Spring Carnival and the racing will be just as exciting as what we have seen in Melbourne over the last 6 months.”

Other feature races on Ballarat Cup Day include the $100,000 Magic Millions 3YO Classic (1100m) and the Thomas Jewellers VOBIS Gold Eureka Stockade (1400m)

A field of 12 has accepted for the Magic Millions 3yo Classic (R4 @ 2.10pm) while the Thomas Jewellers VOBIS Gold Eureka Stockade (R5 @ 2.45pm) has also assembled a field of 12 runners.

The Ballarat Turf Club is expecting a huge crowd on Saturday and to join in the fun simply visit the club’s online website here or call them directly on (03) 5334 6273 for all ticketing & dining options.

2014 Ballarat Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

Of $200,000. LISTED Handicap

No Form Horse Bar Jockey Wgt
1 508 Fat Al 9 C Williams 60.0
2 x04 Tuscan Fire 1 K McEvoy 60.0
3 Count Of Limonade SCRATCHED
4 x60 Tanby 8 J Mott 59.0
5 008 Hurdy Gurdy Man 12 J Allen 58.5
6 399 Vilanova 2 J Winks 58.5
7 992 At First Sight 16 B Rawiller 57.0
8 009 Mobaco 15 SCRATCHED 57.0
9 064 Hvasstan 19 C Newitt 56.0
10 729 The Inventor 11 D Gauci 56.0
11 060 Electric Fusion 17 D Dunn 55.0
12 071 Mujadale 5 K Forrester 55.0
13 x70 Motivado 14 C Symons 54.0
14 131 Spinderbella 3 C Schofield 54.0
15 057 You Think So 10 J Bayliss 54.0
16 778 Rialya 18 Ms M Payne 54.0
17 144 Waltzing To Win 13 S Baster 54.0
18 114 Happy As Hell 4 J Hill 54.0
19e 053 Shenzhou Steeds 7 SCRATCHED 54.0

Visit the Victoria Racing website for full Ballarat Cup day fields.

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