Smorgon Steel Recycling Championship Action
The Moonee Valley Racecourse has been a part of the horse racing industry in Australia for more than a hundred years. It has hosted thousands of flat racing and harness racing events and is known for its magnificent surroundings and superior service delivery and entertainment facilities. On Friday, 6 June 2008, is will be taking care of spectators and harness racing teams that will come to Moonee Valley Racecourse for its action packed racing line-up, of which the Group 2 $50 000 Smorgon Steel Recycling Championship for four and five year old horses is amongst them.
At the 2007 Smorgon Steel Recycling Championship, a horse by the name of Smoken Up won the event in spectacular style as a four year old. This year he will be striving to win the race for a second year running, even though trainer and driver Lance Justice does not want to make any predictions. His outstanding performance in the Hunter Cup, South Australian Pacing Cup and the SEW-Eurodrive Victoria Cup has made him one of the top favorites for Friday’s racing. If Smoken Up was to win the race, he would be only the second horse to win this harness racing event two years in a row in the nine year existence of the race. Tailamade Lombo was the first horse to win the Smorgon Steel Recycling Championship consecutively in 1999 and 2000.
But there will be some extraordinary horses completing in the eleven horse field, including Melpark Major, Lombo Pocket Watch, Decorated Jasper, Karlsruhe and In Monaco. Lombo Pocket Watch, nicknamed The Grey Bullet, is a horse that should not be underestimated. He has won thirty-four of his forty-five career starts, and his trainer Paul Fitzpatrick has commented on his satisfaction in regard to the progress and improvement that his horse has shown in recent racing events.
The 2008 Smorgon Steel Recycling Championship is going to be a nail biting event, with Smoken Up trying to win the race for the second time, and horses such as Melpark Major and Lombo Pocket Watch running to win the race as four year olds. With so much at stake and so many worthy contenders, it is assured to be a great racing event. Horse racing enthusiasts should not miss the opportunity to attend the championship, and the chance to enjoy live racing action in the grandstands of one of Australia’s most popular racecourses.