Paul Dolan’s September flashback


TEN YEARS AGO – SEPTEMBER 2010: Snozz for Jason Mackay wins the Group 2 Black Top at the Gardens, worth $35,000 to the winner.

It’s a good month for Mackay, winning the Group 3 Dapto Maiden with Kina Zac. The winner collected $15,000.

The Group 3 Coffee Oaks at Angle Park is won by Kalden Athena, for a first prize of $21,500. The son of Big Daddy Cool is trained by Dan Biddle.

TWENTY YEARS AGO – SEPTEMBER 2000: Placard, owned by Terry Hill, trained by Ray and Ruth King, romps home in the Group 1 National Sprint Championship in Launceston. First prize was $40,000.

The same night, Victorian stayer Osti’s Joker wins the Group 2 National Distance Championship, trained by Simon Barker. In a way the Distance Championship was a poor relation to the Sprint Championship, prizemoney wise. This was later rectified by AGRA.

Kantarn Bale, owned by Paul Wheeler, trained by Graeme Bate, lands the Group 1 $40,000 to the winner Brisbane Cup at Albion Park. Ngarutao, the Gold Coast Cup winner the previous month, finished second. Hotshow Ben was third.

THIRTY YEARS AGO – SEPTEMBER 1990: Irish Tears for Carol Hill wins the National Straight Track Championship at Capalaba. The son of New Tears jumped from box six, ran 20.19 and collected $4,500 for the win.

The City of Ipswich Gold Cup is won by 10 to 1 chance Strebor Ruby from box seven, running 30.50 for the 512 metres course. The owner is John ‘Boots’ Roberts and trainer Sel Guley. Second was Short and Sweet and third home was Our Anne.

The Gabba GRC announced a 1989-90 financial year profit of $67,291. Tote betting was up 1.5 percent, bookmaker holds were steady.



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