Kyneton Cup returns with a gallop

Jessika Moveeley and Marj Chivell race day ready at the Kyneton Racecourse (Damjan Janevski). 369554_13

Spectators, owners, trainers, punters and fashionistas turned out in their hundreds on Wednesday, November 8, for the return of country racing at the Kyneton Cup.

The meeting was the first since 2019 and got off to a gallop just past 12.30pm with Soar Beyond from New Zealand trained by Danny O’Brien and ridden by Fred Kersley, winning the 1203 metre three year-old Maiden Plate.

Race two, the 1103 metre Maiden Plate, ended with Warrnambool-based three year-old bay colt, Regal Might, defeating Snappy Tycoon for the $20,625 prize money.

Trainers Peter Moody and Katherine Coleman left the racecourse with two winners, and two runner ups, including Red Sun Sensation securing a Kyneton Cup second place, ridden by Craig Williams.

They secured wins in races four and five with four year-old bay mare Mambo Dancer, and four year-old mare Miss Russia, respectively.

The sixth race of the day was a 1454 metre handicap, with five year-old Mornington based brown gelding, Podente, trained by Brett Scott securing the win and $22,000 in prize money.

While the weather turned sour across the state later in the day with storm clouds rolling over, attendees left the grounds happy to see November racing back in Kyneton.