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Ceduna Cup Recap

Unseasonably wet weather in Ceduna couldn’t stop the locals from turning out in force for another amazing instalment of the Ceduna Cup. There was plenty of action on and off the track - track records were broken, whilst bright and bold colours were on show during Fashion at the Races.

A day of wonderful food, fine fashion and exhilarating racing was enjoyed by hundreds of locals who headed out to the Ceduna Racecourse. There was plenty of shelter for the punters to stay dry in between races, but nothing could stop them coming up to the fence to cheer on the horses for each race throughout the day.

The legendary John Letts hosted the day as he roved around as the MC, delighting punters with stories and insights in between races. AFL royalty was also in attendance as former Essendon and GWS coach, Kevin Sheedy, enjoy all the day had to offer.

The rain created the ideal conditions on the dirt track for track records and class records to be broken on a number of occasions.

For trainer Simon Drewitt, the day brought four winners, an incredible feat. Along with these wins, jockey Rochelle Milnes took five wins across the day. Prior to Ceduna, Rochelle had four wins, as her career continues to build momentum. A very productive day in Ceduna more than doubled her number of wins, as her jockey apprenticeship goes from strength to strength.

All eyes were on Race 7 as six horses competed for the Ceduna Cup. Festival of Light, trained by Trevor Montgomerie and ridden by jockey Britney Wong, delivered a strong performance and charged its way to a comfortable win to claim the Ceduna Cup. This was the only Cup on the Eyre Peninsula that Trevor Montgomerie hadn’t won, having now had victories at every Cup in the region.

Dark skies didn’t deter the crowd from bringing style and colour to the event, with a large field of entrants into the four different Fashion at the Races categories. It was an extremely close competition across all the categories and it was wonderful to see everyone bringing their own style and flair to the 2023 Ceduna Cup!

The day was capped off with the inflatable T-Rex races, which was a sight to behold, especially on the wet grass.

Another successful instalment of the Ceduna Cup is in the books and we already can’t wait for the next race meeting in Ceduna later in the year!

Check out some of the shot from the day below…

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