Monday, October 07, 2019

Australia: One step closer to Tom Quilty event - Full Article

Amanda Rayner
October 7 2019

Ravensthorpe endurance rider Jeanette Denham was the first to cross the line in the Western Australian Endurance Riders Association 160-kilometre event held from the Collie racecourse last weekend.

Jeanette defended her title as champion state rider, also taking out the much coveted award in 2016. She completed the course in a cracking time of 12 hours, 30 minutes - two minutes ahead of Paul Dyson on a competitive stallion who two months earlier had travelled to Queensland to compete in this year's Tom Quilty.

The ride run from the Collie racetrack was a prelude of the venue and course for the Tom Quilty Gold Cup ride, which is the Australian National championship of endurance riding, to be held in September next year. At midnight on Friday night, 24 riders left the Collie racetrack in still, dewy conditions with no moon in sight...

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