Phillip Hughes Memorial Cup nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Phillip Hughes Memorial Cup. The Phillip Hughes Memorial Cup will be run on Saturday 5th March at Bowraville racecourse.


Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 ANCHORFEL M 6 Todd Payne
2 COOL DRAGON G 5 Eddie Yabsley
3 DAIQUIRI BELLE M 6 Brett Bellamy
4 DEMTINGS G 6 Justin Blanch
5 DIME THIEF G 4 Barry Ratcliff
6 FAST GARY G 5 Sally Taylor
7 GREY DAZZLER M 5 Debbie Trembath
8 MANYANA MISS M 5 Todd Payne
9 MIA MADALENA F 3 Ricky Rohde
11 PLENTY OF CASH F 3 Neil Godbolt
12 QUEEN OF THEGRANGE M 6 Gloria Parker
13 RUMJAR M 5 Shane Everson
14 SOPHIE’S DELIGHT M 5 Kevin Randall
15 TILLY DANCER M 6 Annette Lee
16 VA VA VOOM M 6 Peter Ball


Another Valley and Ever So Natural have booked their tickets to the $400,000 Country Championship at Randwick by running one-two in the Taree heat of the series.

Prepared by veteran trainer Bob Milligan and ridden by Grant Buckley, Another Valley ($12) wore down the leaders to claim Ever So Natural ($7) by 1-1/2 lengths in Sunday’s qualifier.

Ever So Natural’s trainer Cliff Bashford also had the $2.20 race favourite Ocean Grand who beat just one runner home.

Milligan’s son Glenn said Another Valley had earned a chance at the final.

“If we got beaten today she was going to the paddock but you’ve got to have a crack when the money’s there,” Milligan told Sky Thoroughbred Central.

“I was a bit worried when she was tardy away but she’s just getting better and better.

“She is only a baby being a three-year-old.”

The Taree qualifiers join Saturday’s Wagga winner Steakandbearnaise and runner-up Mitchell Road.

Steakandbearnaise is trained by Brett Cavanough at Albury while Mitchell Road is from Chris Heywood’s Wagga stable.

The final is at Randwick on April 2.

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