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    Bendigo Cup Night This Saturday

    It's Cup Night at Lord's Raceway, Bendigo this Satturday night, January 5

    After 4 years of unsettling date changes, the Bendigo Cup returns to its formerly usual early in January Saturday night slot.

    Features are:
    8 races, with a late start of 6.59 due to the predicted heat. ( Don't worry, the Raceview Area ..tote, bar, restaurant, bistro and great coffee are all very well air conditioned !).

    The Group 1 $50,000 Aldebaran Park Maori Mile for trotters with a full field of 10, at 9.03

    The Group 2 $60,000 Petstock Bendigo Pacing Cup with a field of 7 at 9.33

    Youthful media output,
    with Twitter via Periscope and Facebook handled by Luke Humphreys and
    On-course PA and interviews handled by Committee Member Kirsten Graham.

    The Kidzone under the huge "big shed" at the rear of the grandstand

    Pony Trots

    The extensive lawn areas for families to gather and picnic

    The owners area just past the finishing post

    A lighning fast track

    Only $6 entry

    Interesting earning stats for the horses in the main two races
    The average earnings of the 7 pacers in the Petstock Bendigo Cup is $253,600
    while the average earnings of the 10 trotters in the Aldebaran Park Maori Mile is $207,220

    And the history and memorabilia areas will be open with lots of new old items, all with their own unique local history. PLease drop by and say hello to Noel (Adaptor) and Norm.

    See you there ! Gates open at 5:30 PM
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    The heat may have passed before 7pm Noel - not sure how they can be so specific but on Monday (!) I was reading that the change would be in Melbourne between 5-6pm on Saturday

    It is a good field for the Cup albeit only with 7 runners. Half the card having < 8 runners is disappointing but could also be a result of the 'Stewart' factor

    Dominant stables are not good for the sport - AFL football competitions took measures to reduce domination for it is not good for any sport

    http://www.harness.org.au/racing/fie...&fromstate=vic
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    I hear what you are saying Kev about stable domination. However we have a horse in at Bendigo and I was watching the noms closely. Some of the Stewart runners were ' late ' noms. All races at Bendigo were extended beyond nomination time so some of the Stewart horses were not a factor in the original noms. Some races may not have stood up if it were not for late nominations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnie View Post
    I hear what you are saying Kev about stable domination. However we have a horse in at Bendigo and I was watching the noms closely. Some of the Stewart runners were ' late ' noms. All races at Bendigo were extended beyond nomination time so some of the Stewart horses were not a factor in the original noms. Some races may not have stood up if it were not for late nominations.
    Interesting Anne - has everybody gone on holidays!
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    Hi Anne and Kev.
    Interesting comments about the nomination/acceptance process that goes on with owners, trainers, club officials (especially PR People) , and I guess drivers too..all watching and trainers making moves when appropriate.
    The wash-up for Bendigo's main meeting for the year, (and the one that massive paid and voluntary effort goes into promoting and getting people through the gate)
    is the potential for three lop- sided races with one horse dominating on paper anyway)

    Here's what three of the eight races at Bendigo look like:

    R 3 C1 only Konan 3 from 3, Mile rate 1:52.
    R 4 3C0 to 3C1 Poster Boy 7 from 10 , $178,000 and 1.54.1
    R 8 4yo Mares Not so clear cut, but Tell Me Tales 6 from 11, $100,640 and 1.53.1

    The Bendigo Cup however is interesting even though there are only 7 starters.
    The comeback horse Ideal For Real, 7 starts as a 4yo for 7 wins. First up since August 2016. 13 from 21 for $323,400. in against the seasoned Messini, the not quite there Mr Wickham, and the on the way up Turnbull horse The Faithful, and the Smith/Butt horse Moonrock.

    However, 3 races each with 6 contestants could diminish the on course turnover which clubs rely greatly on.

    On the brighter side, the Maori Mile with a full field looks a cracker ! Glenferrie Typhoon from the pole might break the track record of 1.54.1
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    I will be at Bendigo Noel. My horse is Poster Boy , not Ideal For Real although I wouldn't mind owning him too. They are both returning from a spell and it will be interesting to see where Poster Boy is at. He has a big assignment coming up. Good luck with your Cup meeting, we enjoy racing at Bendigo .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnie View Post
    I will be at Bendigo Noel. My horse is Poster Boy , not Ideal For Real although I wouldn't mind owning him too. They are both returning from a spell and it will be interesting to see where Poster Boy is at. He has a big assignment coming up. Good luck with your Cup meeting, we enjoy racing at Bendigo .
    Oops Anne
    Bruce Edward bred Ideal For Real. I thought it was one of your breed.
    I'm sure you'll enjoy Saturday night at Lord's Raceway.

    Here's the Bendigo Cup prelude coverage from Thursday's Bendigo Advertiser

    http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/...s-pacer/?cs=12
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    The Bendigo Cup.
    There were more than was thought !

    The Bendigo Cup Chronicles
    Until recently it was thought that Kalamas Peak, trained and driven by the legendary Jack (JP) Moore, was the first winner of the Bendigo Pacing Cup.
    That was in 1965, 11 years after Lord's Raceway was opened.

    However, research on Trove and the marvellous Classic Families, has confirmed that Kinnie Bazil was the first winner, at the inaugural race meeting of the Bendigo Trotting Club, formed in 1923.

    Incredibly, there were four cups conducted in 1924.
    The original Bendigo Trotting Club went into recess after the 1932 cup.

    The Original Bendigo Cup
    Run at the Epsom Racecourse Bendigo
    1924 Feb: Kinnie Bazil, William Riedell (Tongala)
    1924 July: Grand Voyage, Paddy Glasheen (Huntly)
    1924 Oct: Queen Pirate, Paddy Glasheen (Huntly)
    1924 Dec: Dummy, Bill Fortington (Horsham)
    1929 First Cast, Orme Marshall (Ballarat)
    1930 Princess Mauritius, George Gath (Port Melbourne/Footscray).
    George drove his second Bendigo Cup winner Tara Meadow 40 years later.
    1932 Le Wilkes, Alex McPherson (Stawell)

    Kev, are there any McPherson's still in Stawell?
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    Here's the Petstock Bendigo Pacing Cup and Aldebaran Park Maori Mile prelude coverage from Thursday's Bendigo Advertiser[/B]
    http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/...s-pacer/?cs=12[/QUOTE]

    And for good measure, the nice article by Joel Petersen in The Bendigo Weeekly.

    http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news...eld-up-for-cup

    Nice to see the support for the Bendigo Pacing Cup meeting from the local Bendigo media...The Bendigo Addy and The Bendigo Weekly.
    Both papers had their own journalists research and write the article. Great work!

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    And some coverage on TV with WIN news in Bendigo tonight. There is a co-ordinated approach by HRV/clubs to trigger local media interest in Country Cups, etc., which some respond to as they have on this occasion.

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