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Fortune shines on Silver City Cup

Monday, 28th October, 2013

There were smiles all round on Saturday, especially at the presentation of the Silver City Cup trophy to the connections of the winner Defonet. There were smiles all round on Saturday, especially at the presentation of the Silver City Cup trophy to the connections of the winner Defonet.

By Ethan James

The success of the 2013 Silver City Cup showed the event was continuing to go from strength to strength, according to Club President Dave Gallagher.

With warm sunshine and bright blue skies greeting racegoers on Saturday, Cup organisers estimated a slight increase on the 3,000 crowd from last year.

“We are only a small meeting but I believe the event is just going to keep going up. The quality of the horses grew as well,” Mr Gallagher said.

“We had people coming from all across South Australia and Victoria which helped make the field fantastic.”

Mr Gallagher said the race ticked all the right boxes.

“The weather was beautiful so what more could you ask for?

“The races have been incident-free, the fashion has been outstanding and we had plenty of people through the gate.

“The last race had finished and people were still there, so that is testament to how the day went.

“It has just been a dream. We couldn’t have asked for anything better.”

Aside from the action on the track, the merry-go-round and face painting proved popular with the younger crowd.

Media coordinator John Casey said the event was a lot of hard work but well worth the effort.

“To everyone who supported us and came through the gate, we’d just like to thank you for helping make the day worthwhile.”

Following the theme of the day, the Paul Trenwith-trained Defonet claimed the Silver City Cup with a faultless run.

The five-year-old gelding led from the start and withstood late challenges from Drafted and Cable Bay to take the home the trophy.

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