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St Pat's purse grows

Friday, 14th December, 2012

The 2013 St Patrick’s races will be the richest race meet in Broken Hill’s history. The 2013 St Patrick’s races will be the richest race meet in Broken Hill’s history.

By Ben Sheffield

An increase of more than $23,000 in prize money and rebates means that the 2013 St Patrick's Race Day will carry the most prize money in the history of racing in Broken Hill.

It will take the overall prize and trophy pool to more than $155,000 and comes on the back of negotiations between the St Patrick's Race Committee, Racing NSW, Racing NSW Country and race sponsors. St Pat's Race Club President, Margaret Corradini, said that the club hoped the additional prize money would attract larger fields.

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Dream day for young hoop

Monday, 29th October, 2012

Jockey Chenelle Ellis and Al Chicago were all smiles after winning the Silver City Cup. Jockey Chenelle Ellis and Al Chicago were all smiles after winning the Silver City Cup.

Ben Sheffield

Jockey Chenelle Ellis stole the show at Saturday's Silver City Cup, riding her first winner and then following it up with a win in the 1600 metre feature event to claim a double in just her third ever race meeting.

Ms Ellis' day began with a sixth placing in the Maiden Plate aboard the Allan Jarvis-trained Run for Cash before breaking through in race five on Bullydozer.

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Cup day a cracker

Monday, 29th October, 2012

Saturday’s Silver City Cup meeting was one jockey Chenelle Ellis will never forget. Not only did Ms Ellis ride her first ever winner, on Bullydozer in race five, but 45 minutes later she booted Al Chicago (pictured) home in the feature event. Saturday’s Silver City Cup meeting was one jockey Chenelle Ellis will never forget. Not only did Ms Ellis ride her first ever winner, on Bullydozer in race five, but 45 minutes later she booted Al Chicago (pictured) home in the feature event.

By Emily Roberts

The Silver City Racing Club is thrilled with the attendance at its cup meeting on Saturday.

President of the club, Dave Gallagher, said he was "very, very impressed with the day" and the crowd that was one of the best in years.

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Eye on the prize

Friday, 26th October, 2012

Forty horses are set to run at tomorrow’s Silver City Cup meeting. Forty horses are set to run at tomorrow’s Silver City Cup meeting.

By Ben Sheffield

The fields for the Silver City Cup have been confirmed after acceptances closed yesterday morning and 40 horses are primed to take part in the six-race meeting tomorrow.

The main event, the Silver City Cup, is set down for 5:00pm as the final race of the day.

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Cup race in doubt

Wednesday, 24th October, 2012

Local hope, Frankie Sea, will be running in the 1100 metre 60 handicap on Saturday. Local hope, Frankie Sea, will be running in the 1100 metre 60 handicap on Saturday.

By Ben Sheffield

Saturday's Silver City Cup could be reduced to a five-race program after just five horses were nominated for the 2200-metre 55 handicap.

Of the five, three have nominated for other races, potentially leaving the race with a field of just two runners.

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