Race Preview – 2012 Ballina Cup

August 3rd, 2012

The 2012 Ballina Cup is due to take place at Ballina Racecourse on Friday September 14, 2012.

The race is worth a total of $50,000 in prize money and is one of the top spring country cups around Australia.

Run over a distance of 1,600 metres, the 2012 Ballina Cup is the feature race of Ballina’s biggest meeting of the year.

Joe Blow won the 2011 version of the Ballina Cup by a length in front of Desert Bunny, who finished second, and Ausworld, who placed third.

The eight-year-old gelding placed eighth in the Macquarie Cup in his next start before posting two ninth placings in the Krambach Cup and Kempsey Cup.

The gelding won his most recent start by a nose in a Rockhampton handicap in July.

Joe Blow has won five of his 38 race starts and has earned more than $130,000 in prize money.