COOLGARDIE CUP 1941
Club members Bunny Hyde (left), Eric Scahill and F. (Tiger) Moore (right) are grouped around Sir John Kirwin as he makes the presentation of a 21-dollar trophy after the win of Marbury in the 1941 Coolgardie Cup.
Marbury's Narrow Win
Marbury, who is not engaged in the Hannan's Handicap, Kalgoorlie Cup or Bopulder Cup, gained a narrow victory in the Coolgardie Cup yesterday. The track was heavy and Marbury finished well to win from Coppercup, with Chenars third, then Ciric, Astrasign and Kentlenaff, who are engaged in the Hannan's Handicap, did not impress. In a field of nine Kentlenaff was a solid favourite at 2's and 5 to 2, while Marbury, Recoiler, Astrasign and Coppercup were all stringly supported at 4's. It is believed that the immediate connections of MArbury invested about 200 pounds on the horse on the course, where 14 fielders called the odds. Ciric went aweay with an ear;ly lead but at the end of three furlings it was fairly obvious that the next bunch, comprising Astrasign, Chenars, Coppercup and Marbury, would provide the winner, as the rest of the field was floudering in the heavy going. Coming to the home turn, Coppercup headed Ciric and Marbury moved up out wide on terms with Cheanars. Finishing in the centre of the track, where the going was much firmer, Marbury caught Coppercup in the last 50 yards to win by half a neck. Chenars was two lengths ad half off third. The time for the mile was 1.46. After the race the patron of the Coolgardies Club (Sir John Kirewin) MLSC) presented the cup (donated by Mr. L. Gibbons) to the owner of the winner, Mr. P. H. Hyde and congtaulated him on his success. The stable apprentice, F.Moore, who had opended his winning account with acup winner, was alsoe complimented on his good riding.