MOOROOPNA Harness Racing Club held it’s annual cup meeting on Sunday night. It was a strong meeting with a good crowd to celebrate the club’s pacing and trotting cups along with a strong 10 race card.
The Lift n Shift Pacing Cup was won by Red River Glacier, trained by Peter Romero. Taking a nice sit behind the leader, Cameron Maggs waited patiently for his opportunity, which came on the home turn. Taking his chance, Maggs pulled out from behind the leader and took the front, holding off the two local hopes in Zhukov and Provocator to win by a head in 1.58:5 mile rate.
Following shortly after was the running of The Eljaykay Phoenix Syndicate Trotters Cup, which was another feature of the night. The race was won by Scorching Along, locally trained by John Hallam and well driven by Rodney Petroff. After a scratchy start from some competitors the field settled with Scorching Along taking a position toward the rear of the field. Taking a nice tow into the race, Petroff pulled out three wide leading into the home straight to win comfortably with a mile rate of 2.05:1.
Congratulations to the Mooroopna committee and all those who helped make it a successful meeting.