Thursday, October 02, 2014

Australia: Endurance rider Brook Sample looking for 10th Tom Quilty Gold Cup win - Full Story

October 1 2014

CHAMPION endurance rider Brook Sample will be looking at claiming his eighth Tom Quilty Gold Cup title in Wagin tomorrow.

The nation's most prestigious endurance ride, the gruelling 160 kilometre event was won in 2013 by Sample in his home state of Queensland in just over nine hours.

His 17-year-old horse Brookleigh Excalibur had previously won with Sample in 2012 at St Helens in Tasmania and in 2010 at Manilla in NSW.

Sample was the youngest rider to win the Tom Quilty Cup at age 16.

He won on a horse bred by his father Bob Sample also a notable endurance rider and from whom the passion of endurance riding was fostered from an early age. Sample began riding at the age of two, competing in his first ride at age four...

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