Connie Greig wins 6th Cup at Cobar

Successful Dubbo trainer Connie Greig produced her 6th Cup win on Saturday at the Cobar Miners Race Club Autumn meeting with Gossip winning the 2023 WesTrac Cobar Cup. Greig is pictured above at the after race presentation with jockey Ken Dunbar and race sponsor WesTrac representatives Geordie Catto, Kiana Cherry and Richard Peck. See Page 21 for full report.

For 36 year old apprentice jockey Paul Zerafa, his two wins have been a long time coming, the latest being on Saturday at the Cobar Miners Race Club meeting on local galloper, Mr Pointer.

Originally apprenticed at Kembla Grange in 2005, Zerafa rode in Trials and in 2006 spent some time with the Rodney Robb stable at Nyngan.

Later, seriously injured, he had 16 years away from riding before starting another apprenticeship with Brett Lazzarini at Kembla Grange with his first winner being at Moruya in 2022 on the Blake Fitzpatrick trained Bracewell.

Local trainer Wayne ‘Wap’ Prisk supplied several mounts for Paul Zerafa on Saturday and they combined for a dashing win with Mr Pointer in the 1,000 metres Lou Simon Memorial Benchmark 58 Handicap.

Crossing quickly from the outside barrier, Mr Pointer ($3.50) led throughout for a nearly two lengths win over Brooklyn Star (Ronald Simpson, $4.60) and Luckyimwithaimee (Will Stanley, $4).

Raced by Colin ‘Butch’ Eves and Prisk, since joining the Prisk stable, Mr Pointer has recorded three wins and two placings from five starts.

Dubbo trainer Connie Greig continued her amazing record in feature races at Cobar when Gossip won the 1,700 metres WesTrac Cobar Cup.

Carrying three bets of $2,400 to $500, Gossip was given a charmed run third on the rails by Ken Dunbar and wore down the leader Beg Me (Jayden Barrie, $15) to score by three-quarters of a length with the Greig-trained 2022 Cup winner Valadyium (Will Stanley, $5) a length away third.

Greig has now won six Cup races at the Cobar Miners Race Club and Cobar Picnics…Full report in this week’s edition out now!!