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23 November, 01:47
sport, local-sport, Bong Bong Cup, gai waterhouse, frenzied, horse racing, adrian bott, ricky blewitt, sarah murray leslieA prestigious name in horse racing has gone back to back at the Bong Bong Cup. To make a great day better, their horse set a new track record. But, what a difference from the previous year. Related: Bong Bong Picnic Races 2019 | BLOG Read: Robertson-Burrwang's Dale Young makes his first grade debut Read More: Mittagong Lions appoint new first grade coach 2018's Bong Bong Cup had sweltering heat with strong winds, melting punters' faces quicker than a Jimmy Page solo. 2019 Bong Bong Cup began with overcast skies, with cool light winds. But, the races were a boiling hot affair. The first race proved to be smiling in the Highlands favour with Exeter based trainer trainer Sarah Murray-Leslie's horse Danetree Belle getting the first victory of the day in the Snowside Maiden Plate. "That's a really good start," Murray-Leslie said. "We're all really excited. When you come here to Bong Bong, you're never sure if you're going to win or not. "I thought it was quite a competitive maiden, But Bong Bong is always like that. It dishes up quite competitive horses. "Ricky (Blewitt) rode her a treat. Hopefully we'll go on from this and continue to place well for the rest of the day." Race two was the Third I Property Class two Handicap and the clouds began to part ever so slightly to allow the stinging sun through. The winner was Byblos Boy. Trainer Peter Korn was ecstatic in victory thanking jockey Maddison Wright for her ride. Race three was an absolute thriller. In a photo finish for the Sew and Sew Wines - Wyeera Flying Open Handicap victory saw three horses crossing within millimeters of one another. Sestina came out on top with Salerno a close second and Depreciation in third. Race four, the Yatcon civil Bong Bong Class 1 and Maiden Plate saw Chief of Arlington getting the win with Power to Pay and Baba Ganouj following behind in second and third. It was now time for the race that everyone had come to see. The Bong Bong Cup was raring to go. It was 1560 metres of pure horsepower, and in the end it was trainer Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott horse Frenzied taking the win. Frenzied set a new track record of 1:35.88 and jockey Ricky Blewitt was all smiles upon hearing the news. Gai Waterhouse was thrilled after the win. "I haven't been here in 30 years," Ms Waterhouse said. "It was delightful here at the Bong Bong Cup. It's absolutely beautiful here. "To go up and stand on the hill gave us a wonderful view of all the races." While on stage receiving the Bong Bong Cup, Gai's son Tom Waterhouse made an announcement on the teams plans for the Bong Bong Cup for 2020. "We can't wait to be back here next year," Mr Waterhouse said. Race six, the David Goulder Memorial Class B Handicap saw an exciting finish to the day with Sarzana crossing the line first followed by Adventure Queen and then Tilly's All Class. Sarah Murray-Leslie trained Gagetown finished in fifth.

A prestigious name in horse racing has gone back to back at the Bong Bong Cup.

To make a great day better, their horse set a new track record.

VICTORY: It was all smiles for the winners. The Waterhouse and Bott trained horse Frenzied won the Bong Bong Cup and set a new track record.

But, what a difference from the previous year.

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2018's Bong Bong Cup had sweltering heat with strong winds, melting punters' faces quicker than a Jimmy Page solo.

2019 Bong Bong Cup began with overcast skies, with cool light winds. But, the races were a boiling hot affair.

The first race proved to be smiling in the Highlands favour with Exeter based trainer trainer Sarah Murray-Leslie's horse Danetree Belle getting the first victory of the day in the Snowside Maiden Plate.

"That's a really good start," Murray-Leslie said.

"We're all really excited. When you come here to Bong Bong, you're never sure if you're going to win or not.

"I thought it was quite a competitive maiden, But Bong Bong is always like that. It dishes up quite competitive horses.

"Ricky (Blewitt) rode her a treat. Hopefully we'll go on from this and continue to place well for the rest of the day."

It was delightful here at the Bong Bong Cup. It's absolutely beautiful here.

Gai Waterhouse.

Race two was the Third I Property Class two Handicap and the clouds began to part ever so slightly to allow the stinging sun through.

The winner was Byblos Boy. Trainer Peter Korn was ecstatic in victory thanking jockey Maddison Wright for her ride.

Race three was an absolute thriller.

In a photo finish for the Sew and Sew Wines - Wyeera Flying Open Handicap victory saw three horses crossing within millimeters of one another.

Sestina came out on top with Salerno a close second and Depreciation in third.

Race four, the Yatcon civil Bong Bong Class 1 and Maiden Plate saw Chief of Arlington getting the win with Power to Pay and Baba Ganouj following behind in second and third.

It was now time for the race that everyone had come to see. The Bong Bong Cup was raring to go.

It was 1560 metres of pure horsepower, and in the end it was trainer Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott horse Frenzied taking the win.

Frenzied set a new track record of 1:35.88 and jockey Ricky Blewitt was all smiles upon hearing the news.

Jockey Ricky Blewitt kissing the cup with trainer Gai Waterhouse all smiles.

Gai Waterhouse was thrilled after the win.

"I haven't been here in 30 years," Ms Waterhouse said.

"It was delightful here at the Bong Bong Cup. It's absolutely beautiful here.

"To go up and stand on the hill gave us a wonderful view of all the races."

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While on stage receiving the Bong Bong Cup, Gai's son Tom Waterhouse made an announcement on the teams plans for the Bong Bong Cup for 2020.

"We can't wait to be back here next year," Mr Waterhouse said.

THE BIG STUD: Frenzied taking a victory lap in the paddock.

Race six, the David Goulder Memorial Class B Handicap saw an exciting finish to the day with Sarzana crossing the line first followed by Adventure Queen and then Tilly's All Class.

Sarah Murray-Leslie trained Gagetown finished in fifth.

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