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O.P. « 2019-Jun-09, 07:40 PM »
BATTLE OF THE BUSH FIELD NEARS COMPLETION
Sunday 09 June, 2019
 
Mark Oberhardt

The final field for the $100,000 Battle of the Bush is nearly complete with the final heat to be run at Cairns.

Monday's heat was to be held at Mareeba last week but the meeting was called off because of heavy rain and the race moved to the Cairns meeting.

The Battle of The Bush final over 1200m is at Eagle Farm on Tatts Tiara day, June 23, and indications are there will be a large crowd with connections coming from all over Queensland.
The inaugural race for country-trained horses was won last year by Mackay sprinter Mason's Chance.

Country champions Fab's Cowboy and Macchu Pichu have each won two heats with the runners-up from their second wins qualifying.

Racing Queensland chief executive Brendan Parnell said the concept had proved a great success and added interest to the Tatts Tiara meeting.

"It has been a great effort by RQ staff to organise such a complex event," he said.

Battle of the Bush qualifiers:
Gladstone - Fab's Cowboy
Cunnamulla -Fab's Cowboy - 2nd Bush Caviar (Qual)
Bundaberg - Marksfield
Gordonvale - Bold Avenue
Longreach - Kakakenny
Mount Isa - Split The Atom
Warwick - Macchu Pichu
Burdekin - Stellar Knight
Charleville - Malibu Affair
Thangool - Mia Host
Nanango - Macchu Pichu - 2nd Tycoon Zip (Qual)
Cloncurry - Deadly Choices
Bowen - Stellar Knight 2nd Sweet Surprise
Goondiwindi - Music Scene
Barcaldine - Hanover Square
Cairns (Mareeba) - to be decided Monday
ENDS

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« 2019-Jun-11, 06:58 PM Reply #1 »
JOCKEY WEIGHS IN LIGHT AT CAIRNS
Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Mark Oberhardt
North Queensland trainer Roy Chillemi has been fined $1000 and Lord Archer disqualified after jockey Wanderson D'Avila weighed in light.
Stewards at Cairns on Monday opened an inquiry after D'Avila came in 0.8kg under Lord Archer's weight of 59kg.
Lord Archer was disqualified and Flying Fero declared the new winner.
Queensland Racing Integrity Commission boss Ross Barnett said Chillemi as trainer had pleaded guilty to failing to add the lead weights when he saddled Lord Archer.
The highlight of the meeting was How Can I Help's win in the final heat of the Battle Of The Bush series.

Trained at Atherton by Janelle Ryan, How Can I Help was ridden by champion NSW-based jockey Robert Thompson to a 2-1/2 length win in the 1250m-race.
The race was held at Cairns after last week's Mareeba meeting was washed out.
The Battle Of The Bush final for country-trained horses is at Eagle Farm on June 22.

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