Friday, October 21, 2016

Australia: Victoria Bonham finishes 33rd in Tom Quilty Gold Cup

Westernadvocated.com.au - Full Article

Victoria Bonham finishes 33rd in Tom Quilty Gold Cup in Lexton, Victoria. Bradley Jurd
@BradleyJurd

21 Oct 2016

The Tom Quilty Gold Cup is a gruelling 160 kilometre horse endurance race, and is one of the toughest rides in the country, where only half of the entered riders managed to finish this year.

Yet Victoria Bonham rode her 13 year-old gelding Bridle Track Bogart to a 33rd place finish in the ride, on the course at Lexton, Victoria on October 7.

Bonham was more satisfied to have finished, completing the ride in a time of 18 hours, 37 minutes and 22 seconds.

“It is more than finishing the race, it is to complete it,” she said.

“We finished mid field and only fifty per cent finished.”

Bonham credited Bridle Track Bogart, who she said went beautifully throughout the ride, with ease, considering the course was wet and boggy...

Read more here:
http://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/4241625/bathurst-rider-is-pleased-to-finish/