Two hoops double up at Allora Cup race meeting
IT WAS a day of doubles for two jockeys at the Allora Cup at Allman Park on Saturday.
Jockeys Matthew McGillivray and Ron Goltz both rode back-to-back winners in a successful day of racing.
McGillivray rode Ain't She Sweet to victory in the Allora Cup for trainer Wayne Baker, following it up with a win on Handful of Silver for trainer Len Wheeler.
Goltz rode the first two winners of the day - The Robber in Race One for trainer Ken Dowling and Friendly Tradition in Race Two for trainer Jennifer Fraser.
Warwick Turf Club president Jim Costello said Saturday was the first time the Allora Cup had been run at Allman Park.
"The cup was reinstated this year," he said.
"It was last run at the Allora Racecourse from 1949-1959."
Mr Costello said the cup was well supported.
"We had over 500 people turn up on Saturday," he said.
"It was a pretty successful day overall."
The day had a number of sponsors including the Railway Hotel, Glenmar Fuels and Barry Glass.
One of the biggest influences on the race was Southern Downs Regional councillor Glynn Rees, Mr Costello said.
"I'd like to give a warm thanks to Cr Rees for his efforts," he said. "He did a lot of legwork in getting sponsorship for the Allora Cup."
All eyes are on next year's Allora Cup, which promises to be bigger and better.
"We hope it continues on strong next year," Mr Costello said.