Good entries for Winton race
Race officials are delighted with entries for the Winton Jockey Club's Cup meeting on Wednesday.
The 127 horses entered, include two from Timaru. Ten races will be held, with the first at 12.15pm and the last at 5.35pm.
Fashion in the Field competitions are planned, along with a prize for the best moustache.
Winton trainer John Phillips has been involved with the club for more than 20 years. He is on the committee and a past president.
Extending the track in 2008 had improved the quality of racing at the Central Southland Raceway, Phillips said.
''It's a beautiful sweeping bend across the top and horses just roll round it. The track's in good order.''
Phillips will be seeking to win the cup for the second time when he saddles King Prawn for the $15,000 feature. The horseman won the race with Jack Daniels in 1997.
King Prawn's jockey, Chris Johnson, of Christchurch, is chasing his fifth Winton Cup success.
- The Southland Times