MURWILLUMBAH Cup hope Argyle Gem is checked over by trainer Carolyn Halliday. The five-year-old trained on the track comes off
MURWILLUMBAH Cup hope Argyle Gem is checked over by trainer Carolyn Halliday. The five-year-old trained on the track comes off

Cup madness



TOMORROW'S Murwillumbah Cup Day is set to be a record breaker, Tweed River Jockey Club chairman Bernie Quinn said.

With capacity fields in all nine races, officials are bracing for the club's biggest day.

"To have nine events and bumper fields is a result beyond my wildest dreams," club chairman Bernie Quinn said.

"Given a fine day, I believe we will have a record crowd and betting turnover."

The main race of the day, the Murwillumbah Cup, should be an open race with a classy field of 12 runners assembled.

"This year's Cup is a great race, with plenty of depth," Quinn said.

Pre-race favourite Counter Agent (number 1) has drawn ideally in gate two and with the services of boom apprentice Mathew Palmer will be hard to beat.

Cut A Caper (3) for Helen Page, has Glen Colless in the saddle and after a brilliant performance to run second at Ipswich last week will be there or thereabouts at the finish.

Local money will be on Argyle Gem (11), who is trained on the track by Carolyn Halliday. Garry Baker takes the mount with the five-year-old shooting for back-toback wins after an impressive effort to win at Ipswich on June 9.

The action begins at 11.36am, with gates opening at 10.30am.

Full TAB facilities and a strong bookmaker's ring, including Lloyd Merlehan, will operate. Families are catered for with heaps of activities for the kids; while the Club's spacious lawn area is ideal for a picnic lunch.



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