Highly experienced Sydney jockey Tony Cauallo at his first visit to Louth was enthralled by the atmosphere generated by the record breaking crowd on Saturday at the iconic outback meeting.
“Hearing the roar from the crowd when coming into the home straight was a thrill for all the jockeys,” Mr Cauallo said of the Louth Races meeting on Saturday.
After a win on Letyahairhangdown, Cauallomade it a double with victory on Dark Mojo in the $12,000 Louth Cup (2,000 metres) sponsored by Landmark Walsh Hughes (Bourke) and Landmark Russell (Cobar).
Letyahairhangdown and Dark Mojo are both trained at Gulgong by Brett Thompson.
Destiny’s Future and Teraset (trained by Cobar’s Wayne Prisk) made the pace in the Cup with Dark Mojo travelling third.
Dark Mojo (5.50) ran home strongly to beat Right of Reply (Michael Hackett, 6.00) by three length with Destiny’s Future (Nick Heywood, 6.00) a half head away third.
The Joe Boland, Branxton trained Husisname (James Geppert, 3.60) winner of three Louth Cups, was retired after finishing a creditable fourth.—Colin Hodges