Gayndah is certainly a happy hunting ground for Nanango jockey Hannah Richardson.
Just a few days after receiving her licence in June 2015, she booted home Winner Wimmer in the Gayndah Cup.
It was her third race ride.
Richardson lifted the Cup again last Saturday, courtesy of a magnificent effort by Eight Over.
The $1.90 favourite, prepared by her husband Glenn, humped 64 kilograms when it nosed out David Reynold’s charge Music Scene. The runner-up carried a mere 52 kilograms.
The Richardson unit also prevailed with Senko Sidra ($2.30) by a head in the Benchmark 50 Handicap.
The second placegetter Queenofmainstreet was saddled up by Reynolds and handled by his wife Leeanne McCoy.
Following on from her victory seven days earlier in an Eidsvold maiden on Lady Magic for Roma conditioner Rebecca Kerwin, Hannah Richardson made a great start at Gayndah by saluting on Crafty Aquila ($4.60) for Reynolds in the BM 60 Handicap.
McCoy was a bystander because the winner’s stablemate, Patche Gift, was a scratching.
In the QTIS Maiden Plate, Leeanne, on Konnichiwa ($1.70), brought up a double for Reynolds.
The Richardsons had to be content with the minor money with Raining Riches.
The Krystle Johnston-trained Craiglea Arion ($13) provided Hannah with her fourth trip to the winner’s slot.
The Reynolds’ stable was second again with Run Pam Run in the BM 55 contest.
Female riders were to the fore at Gayndah.
Across the five-event card, they chalked up two first fours, a trifecta and a quinella.
Incidentally, Dalby’s Reynolds-McCoy combination missed out by a head with Rather Salubrious ($41) in a $35,000 BM 65 for fillies and mares at Ipswich on Wednesday.
The bay that won at Eidsvold recently earnt a healthy $6400.
The side has entries for Taroom on Saturday.
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Clouds May Shine Again At Wondai
Lindsay Anderson will be hoping that his home track specialist Clouds can collect its second Wondai Cup on Saturday.
The grey by Bradbury’s Luck, with Hannah Richardson aboard, picked up the trophy in 2018.
The nine-year-old’s record around the sand track circuit is excellent.
Over the 1465 metre trip, the gelding’s five essays have yielded three wins and two seconds.
Its overall form line at the South Burnett Race Club’s course stands at 7:4-2-0.
This time around, Hannah Richardson will pilot Craiglea Cetina.
Whilst the term “no betting” is usually associated with the notion that a particular horse is a certainty, it will literally be that scenario at Wondai’s patron-free program.
Bookmakers will not be present as attendance is restricted to essential staff, strappers, jockeys and trainers.
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Kumbia Hosts The Public On Cup Day
Kumbia Race Club has announced that racegoers will be welcome to its Cup Day on Tuesday, November 3.
Details of the protocols that will be in place to cover the COVID-19 situation will be advised in the coming weeks.
The Fashions Of The Field will have a “Touch of Pink” theme again this year.
The gold coin entry donation will go towards the McGrath Foundation for Breast Care Nurses.
The judging categories are Most Stylish (Lady 45 years and over), Most Stylish Lady (Under 45 years), Best Dressed Gent and Best Headwear of the Day.
It is wonderful to note that Huston Motors Kingaroy have been sponsoring the Kumbia Cup for half a century!
Kumbia Race Club’s debut was in 1928, and its initial Melbourne Cup Day meeting was held 50 years ago in 1970.
Tickets to attend the Kumbia meeting can be booked online