Duke Of Kent Hotel claims Cup honours
Duke Of Kent Hotel is the envy of the city after securing exclusive naming rights to the 2014 Wagga Gold Cup.
The Fitzmaurice Street establishment was the last business name plucked from the barrel at the 100 Club Gala Dinner and Draw at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club.
Duke Of Kent’s Jack Egan told the 300-strong crowd at the glittering event of his shock at winning as he had "never even won a chook raffle in his life".
In addition to the feature race honours, the Duke of Kent received valuable signage, a Cup Day marquee and associated hospitality.
Read all about The Daily Advertiser Faces of the Carnival
Ben Mackenzie and Alexandra Lucas are proving outstanding ambassadors as the 2014 The Daily Advertiser Faces of the Carnival.
The Daily Advertiser has thrown its support behind the pair, who feature on all of the promotional material for the carnival in May as well as assisting with trophy presentations on the feature racedays and at the 100 Club Gala Draw.
Ben, 23, is an employment broker who describes himself as a “massive horse racing fan”.
Alexandra, 19, who operates a hairdressing salon in Kooringal, said she enjoys the fashion and fun of the Cup carnival.
Ben and Alexandra were selected from 18 candidates, with the judging criteria including presentation, elocution, personality, manners and maturity
The Daily Advertiser Faces of the Carnival each receive an overseas holiday as part of their prize.
MTC Members Cash Draw jackpots to $4000
The first Members Cash Draw for 2014 will carry a $4000 bonanza.
With no winner in the last three draws held in 2013, the cash prize has jackpotted to its highest figure ever.
“One lucky member is set to receive a windfall,” MTC promotions manager Michelle Blacklock said.
The first draw for the year will be conducted on Murrumbidgee Cup Day on Sunday, April 13.
SHILLEAGH SECURES STAYERS SERIES
Berrigan trainer Shilleagh Meyervale missed out on winning the inaugural Mountaineer Cup, but she still took home a $500 bonus.
Shilleagh’s mare Pole Dancing finished runner-up to the Peter Clancy-trained Taminga in the 3200-metre feature race at Wagga on Melbourne Cup Day, earning her training enough points to claim the Spring Stayers Series.
She accumulated 17 points courtesy of Pole Dancing’s win in the Men Of League Cup (2500m) on October 19 and her Mountaineer Cup placing.
Leeton-based Peter Clancy and Wagga’s Tim Donnelly were equal second on 15 points.
Wagga apprentice Megan Taylor was rewarded for her consistency on Melbourne Cup Day by winning the Jockeys Challenge at the Melbourne Cup Day meeting.
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