The Hawkesbury Rowley Mile……..
was first run in 1881 with the 2/1 favourite Wandering Jew winning the inaugural event for Mr W.A Long.
The race takes its name from the famous Rowley Mile Course at Newmarket in the UK. Named after ‘Old Rowley’, better known as King Charles the 2nd, the site of the course was the stamping ground for the King and his horse, also known as ‘Old Rowley’. It was the King who first put equine pursuits into Newmarket and the Rowley Mile was soon a course in its own right.
The Rowley Mile is a right-handed course covering a distance of two miles and two furlongs. It is unique as the start is actually in Cambridgeshire and the finish is in Suffolk. The course turns right handed into an undulating straight at the 1 mile 2 furlong mark, the final furlong of which is uphill and will expose stamina and speed weaknesses. It is a very tough test for young horses as its dips and undulations demand total concentration and good horsemanship from the jockeys.
The 2014 Hawkesbury Rowley Mile has attracted a number of metropolitan and country contenders all vying for the $100,000 in prize money.
|Race 6 – 3:45PM ILG XXXX GOLD HAWKESBURY ROWLEY MILE (1600 METRES)|
|Of $100,000.1st $60,000, 2nd $20,000, 3rd $10,000, 4th $5,000, 5th $2,000, 6th $1,000, 7th $1,000, 8th $1,000, Starter Subsidy $200 LISTED
Handicap, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices cannot claim.Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||333×515215||DESTINY’S KISS||Joseph Pride||Blake Shinn||9||59kg||103|
|2||1221234×74||TRAVOLTA (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||8||59kg||103|
|3||07x523664x||BRIGANTIN (USA)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||4||58.5kg||102|
|4||460×986530||COUP AY TEE (NZ)||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||12||57.5kg||100|
|5||45×3527612||I’M IMPOSING (GB)||Chris Waller||Tye Angland||11||57.5kg||100|
|6||118x08111x||LA AMISTAD||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||James McDonald||3||55.5kg||100|
|7||28x97x6498||TOUGHER THAN EVER (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tim Clark||5||54kg||92|
|8||60900x0x22||MR CHARD||Tony McEvoy||Kerrin McEvoy||6||54kg||91|
|9||0341611431||SONRO||Gino D’Altorio||Jay Ford||10||54kg||87|
|10||621×474211||BOUZY ROUGE||Luke Griffith||Brenton Avdulla||7||54kg||85|
|11||5193012344||SCOTTISH BORDER||Garry Frazer||Sam Clipperton||1||54kg||77|
|12||307×708225||WILD AND PROUD||Scott Singleton||Ms Kathy O’Hara||2||54kg||77|
Fillies Form will be having an each-way bet on the in form Griffith racehorse Sonro who will be up against the likes of La Amistad, Destiny’s Kiss, Travolta and a swag of Chris Waller runners. The seven-year-old Lonhro gelding, trained by Gino D’Altorio has been in brilliant form this preparation with feature race wins at Tocumwal, Parkes, Dubbo and Forbes. Despite the significant rise in class, the brave galloper has the form and heart to win the prestigious Hawkesbury feature.