ALBURY Racing Club has attracted 119 nominations for its meeting to coincide with the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
The TAB meet will comprise of a seven-race card and be broadcast on Sky Racing 2.
The $15,000 Benchmark 65 Hcp (1175m) is the feature race on the card and has attracted some handy local gallopers including Ceccanti, Lateandknewit, Get’s Better, Back To The Bar and Final Jest.
Back To The Bar, Ceccanti and Lateandknewit will clash for the second time in a fortnight after the trio finished among the first four placings at Albury’s most recent meeting.
Back To The Bar will be chasing consecutive wins after scoring a long-shot victory for trainer Kym Davison.
The Brett Cavanough-trained Ceccanti resumed from a 27-week spell to finish two lengths behind Back To The Bar in third and should strip fitter for the run.
- WAGGA-based jockey Brian Murphy has been diagnosed with a subarachnoid haemorrhage.
He was flown to Sydney’s Prince of Wales Hospital on Tuesday after complaining of a headache after track work on Monday morning.
Murphy underwent an angiogram yesterday after suffering from a bleed to his brain.
Doctors are monitoring his condition and will conduct further tests today to determine the cause.
Murphy’s partner Michelle Borserio is at his bedside and reports he is in good spirits.
- THE Southern District Racing Association will hold its inaugural awards night at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club tonight.
Wagga-based trainer Trevor Sutherland and Wodonga jockey Nick Souquet will be presented with their premiership trophies.
The horse of the year will also be announced from the finalists of Brett Cavanough-trained pair Niblick and Price Of Glory, April Rose, Living On A Prayer, Devised, Baltra and Lycra Lass.
For the first time there will also be a racing personality award.
The nine finalists are Brett Cavanough, Greg Adams, David Heywood, Peter Clancy, Allan Hull, Gordon Lindley, John Kissick, Tom Patton and Gordon McLaurin.