IN Racing
Summer Racing - 11 February Review
Times Ticking wins Banks Peninsula Cup
February 13, 2023


  • Traditional Country Cups have long had appeal to owners and the CS Stevens Memorial Banks Peninsula Cup was the principal event at the Banks Peninsula Racing Club annual fixture.  Opaki trainer Alby McGregor sent his very good galloper TIMES TICKING south to his son Dean at Rangiora who saddled the seven-year-old to an impressive win under the steadier of 62kg.  The talented but heavy-weight jockey Jacob Lowry was the rider.  The Kevin Myers trained BULLY BOY was game in defeat.

  • Myers as he so often does was a winner at the meeting with VADABOOM winning the opening race, a maiden sprint, and TAKE ON winning the maiden ‘mile’.

  • The class duo of local trainer Terri Rae and Wanganui jockey Lisa Allpress combined with ROCKLAND to win the Mick & Melba Murfitt Memorial. Recording his sixth win in only 18 starts ROCKLAND defeated AMBERECHO and FISCAL FUN.

  • Whilst only a small field the two-year-old race is always of much interest on any programme. Up and coming young trainer Meg Cunneen prepared MIS SPEAK to be too swift leading all the way for Terry Moseley.   Riverton trained RADIANT REACH closed late after a slow beginning to run second.

  • Popular local jockey Rohan Mudhoo fell in the last race sustaining a broken wrist, concussion, and bruising.  Stephen March trained DIVINE SAVA to win that race, an OTD Southern Mile qualifier.

  • The Banks Peninsula Racing Club under new president Tim Dyer did a marvellous job managing their meeting now held a Riccarton Park after moving from Motukarara Racecourse in 2021.