Great day for the Canola Cup at Eugowra

Good crowds turned out to enjoy picturesque conditions at the Eugowra Showground paceway, for a great day’s pacing and family fun at the Canola Cup meeting on Monday.

Abby Howell in the gig with Arcachon, driver Anthony Frisby and Eugowra owners Kayla and Grant Jones.

Abby Howell in the gig with Arcachon, driver Anthony Frisby and Eugowra owners Kayla and Grant Jones.

Eugowra connections had claimed honours in the Oils Plus Mick Rawsthorne Memorial.

Arcachon’s owners include Eugowra’s Grant and Kayla Jones, the horse was driven to the win in the 2100m pace by Anthony Frisby from Perthville where she is trained by Chris Frisby.

The day got off to a cracking start with the mini Canola Cup for children and mini-trotters, the miniature Cup was taken home by Olivia Frisby and That’s Oro.

Some Waratah, trained and driven by Junee’s Bruce Harpley for D Kelly, won Race 1, the tab.com.au pace for three-year-olds. 

Young trainer driver Nathan Hoy had a win in Race 2, the Waratah Early Learning Centre Club Menangle Where Horses Fly Heat.

He steered Cherry Sweet Peach to the win for RJ Keyte and C Willard, ahead of Little Mojo (trained and driven by John O’Shea) and Barkway Arnold.

The Canola Cup Gold Consolation was taken out by I’m Super Sophie, driven by Tom Pay for his father, trainer Michael Pay from Dubbo.

Stewards looked at an incident that occurred on the first turn of the 2100m pace, and took some time to issue final race results.

Famous Cookie, driven by Michael Day Junior, came in second, Tulhurst Lover in third and Tulhursthankypanky in fourth. 

The Canola Cup silver consolation was taken out by Royal Aurora, who was trained and driven by Nathan Turnbull. 

The $30,000 Lexus of Parramatta Canola Cup (2100m) feature race was calimed by favourite Three Summas ($1.50) after leading for the majority of the race.