Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Australia: Cora our sports star of the year


Gerard Walsh | 20th March 2012

AN AUSTRALIAN championship win in endurance riding has secured Freestone rider Cora Becker the Daily News/Warwick Credit Union Senior Sports Star of the Year Award.

Becker won the award last night at the Warwick RSL Memorial Club after winning the FEI 160km Australian National Championships at the Al Reef and RM Williams Endurance Festival Ride.

She won in eight hours, 46.34 minutes on a course at Toorbul near Caboolture just in front of the runner-up from Victoria.

The win was secured on her horse Bones the Wizard.

Such was the success of the event in which Becker won the endurance ride, it was named the event of the year at the Equestrian Australia Sport Achievement Awards in Sydney last month...

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