A week to Boort Cup
It's just a week to the Boort Trotting Club's Cups Meeting.
Loddon Herald harness racing writer Trevor Ralph gets readers up to speed with the sport in his column this week.
VICTORIAN pacer Better Eclipse with Greg Sugars in the sulky and trained by his wife Jess Tubbs won Saturday night’s $250,000 Chariots of Fire at Menangle in a mile rate of 1.47.6
Another Victorian, Bondi Lockdown trained and driven by Aaron Dunn from Horsham finished second.
Better Eclipse earnt himself a start in the Miracle Mile on March 5 and Bondi Lockdown is expected to earn an invitational spot as well.
The spotlight is again on Menangle this Saturday night with the running of the $200,000 Ladyship Mile and the $100,000 Schweeppes Spring and the Allied Express Sprint, whereby the winners and second placegetters receive an automatic start in the $1 million Miracle Mile on March 5.
The Newcastle Mile was taken out by Victorian pacer Mach Dan, trained by Emma Stewart which gave him a guaranteed start in the Miracle Mile.
In Victoria, the Terang Pacers Cup was won by Like A Wildfire, trained also by Emma Stewart and driven by Leigh Sutton, whilst the Terang Trotters Cup was won by Cuchulainn trained and driven by
Chris Svanosio .
This week’s major Victorian meeting is at Melton on Saturday night for an all trotting race night. Feature events include the finals of the Breed for Speed Series and the $100,000 Australasian
Trotters Grand Prix where champion trotter Majestuoso is competing for a $50,000 bonus after winning the Great Southern Star Trot and the Knight Pistol Cup.