Our Bee Jay wins Invercargill Gold Cup

JAMIE SEARLE
Last updated 09:33 16/02/2014
Our Bee Jay
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FIRST HOME: Kylie Williams brings Our Bee Jay back to the birdcage after winning yesterday's Southland Times-Invercargill Gold Cup.

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Seven-year-old gelding Our Bee Jay lumped 59kg to victory in yesterday's $25,000 Southland Times-Invercargill Gold Cup at Ascot Park.

He was untested to win on his home track and it followed his success in the $25,000 Coupland's Crystals on the course in December. 

Our Bee Jay has a grand record at Ascot Park having raced there 10 times for four wins and three placings. Yesterday, he scored a front-running success to give Christchurch jockey Kylie Williams her first Invercargill Cup victory.

Williams finished second on Monachee last year. She is not riding at Ascot Park tomorrow.

Former All Black and Stag's coach, Simon Culhane, races Our Bee Jay with Ascot Park trainer Lisa Vaughan. 

Include was impressive winning the ILT Ascot Park Hotel-Southland Guineas. Successful rider Courtney Barnes said Include travelled better during the race than she did when winning the Dunedin Guineas at Wingatui on February 1.

The Dunedin and Southland Guineas are the best races Barnes has won in two years of race riding.

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- The Southland Times

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