interstate interest will be created at the 2002 Adelaide Cup Carnival in South Australia
with that state's racing officials expecting a troop of westerners in their city racing
rich feature races.
Thoroughbred Racing SA Racing
Manager Ian Hart told Cyberhorse this afternoon he was expecting "as many as
ten" Perth gallopers to race in Adelaide over the coming six weeks.
"We have two good Perth horses nominated to race this
Saturday and there should be some more on the way," Hart said.
Western Australia is currently enjoying a surge in
popularity and respect from interstaters with that state producing some of the country's
"We have some of the best horses in the country, but
we still don't get the credit we really deserve," leading Perth trainer Vern Brockman
Brockman is one trainer who is looking to the Adelaide
Carnival with his feature winner from Saturday.
Old Fashion scored a strong win in the Group Three Hyperion
Stakes on Derby Day at Ascot and he could be in Adelaide for the state's premier sprinting
"We could set him for the Goodwood Handicap,"
"I don't think the 1200 metres would be ideal as he is
best around the 1400 metre range, but we would could freshen him up and the new
Morphettville track could suit him," he added.
Hart said that a number of other leading stables could also
be in Adelaide for the Carnival.
"David Edwards is keen on sending a couple of his
better horses here," Hart added.
One of the Edwards trained horse's that could be sent to
Adelaide is Saturday's Derby placegetting filly Storm Fille.
Two years ago the Perth filly Voile D'or scored a triumph
for her state when she raced to an amazing win in the South Australian Oaks, just a
handful of days after matching it with the boys in the SA Derby.