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Orange Cup High Five For Hawkesbury Trainer

The Orange Cup holds a special place in Garry White’s racing career – and it’s easy to understand why.

Orange Cup High Five For Hawkesbury Trainer

The Orange Cup holds a special place in Garry White’s racing career – and it’s easy to understand why.

The experienced Hawkesbury trainer won the Orange Gold Cup for a fifth time on April 12 when Letter To Juliette returned for her second successive win in the feature race.

White has also has had three seconds in the Orange Cup - but the story goes much deeper than that.


Letter To Juliette
Letter To Juliette Picture:Steve Hart

Letter To Juliette Horseform, raced by White’s major client Hobartville Stud’s Grahame Mapp, is a daughter and granddaughter of Ruby Ransom Horseform and Rubicard Horseform respectively – mares who both won their first races at Orange.

“I took Rubicard there on Melbourne Cup day 1996 for her second start and she won a 1400m maiden ridden by Tracey Bartley,” White recalled.

“That was her only win in five starts before being retired to stud.

“Her daughter Ruby Ransom won a 1600m maiden when making her debut at Orange on April 3 in 2006.

“She was ridden by Mathew Cahill, who has been aboard Letter To Juliette in both her Orange Cup wins.

“Mathew and I go back a long way. We have had a very successful association.

“Ruby Ransom won five of her 11 starts, including two at Canterbury over 1900m and 2800m.”

Ruby Ransom, by Cox Plate winner Rubiton, was the fourth foal of Rubicard. Coincidentally Letter To Juliette (Dane Shadow) was Ruby Ransom’s fourth foal.

Letter To Juliette didn’t open her account until her sixth start, in a 1500m maiden on her home track at Hawkesbury in 2017.

She has now won another four races along with nine minor placings from only 26 appearances.

Garry White
Garry White Picture:(Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

White credits a recent operation to correct an epiglottic entrapment, an abnormality of the upper respiratory tract, with Letter To Juliette’s return to form.

After she scored over 1800m at Randwick early this season he was thinking about a Newcastle Cup/Metropolitan assignment for his five-year-old mare.

But when she wasn’t racing as well he had her scoped and the problem was discovered.

White’s earlier Orange Cup winners were Aussie Statesman Horseform twice and Peaceful Joe Horseform, who also won the 1985 Hawkesbury Gold Cup.

White’s success with Letter To Juliette was his 14th of the season and led a treble for Hawkesbury trainers at the Orange Cup meeting.

Brad Widdup won the Benchmark 66 Showcase Handicap with Purton Horseform, claiming his 29th winner of the season.

Scott Singleton also landed his 14th winner this season when Winch Horseform claimed the Class 1 Showcase Handicap (1400m).

Christian Reith rode both winners.

Racing And Sports



153200
R7 ORANGE 12 April 2019
The Oriana Orange Gold Cup 3U , 2100m
FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
1. LETTER TO JULIETTE (AUS)
5yo Mare
GARRY WHITE
MATTHEW CAHILL
61.0
$3.50
 
DANE SHADOW (AUS) - RUBY RANSOM (AUS)
Hobartville Stud Pty Ltd (Mgr: G E Mapp)
2nd  
6. JOE'S JOY (AUS)
5yo Mare
RICHARD LITT
KATHY O'HARA
54.0
$5.00
 
SONG OF TARA (IRE) - WHAT A GIGGLE (AUS)
Tobermory Stud (Mgr: Est J A O'Gara)
3rd  
2. WELCOME ART (AUS)
6yo Gelding
ANDREW MOLLOY
BILLY OWEN
58.5
$7.00
 
EXCELLENT ART (GB) - MISS NIGHTINGALE (AUS)
 Mrs F Walker & R Walker
4th  9. ART OF DEFENCE (AUS)
7yo Gelding
SCOTT SINGLETON
S GUYMER
54.0
$41.00
5th  8. SUBWAY SURFER (AUS)
7yo Gelding
GREG HOOK
D PITOMAC
54.0
$81.00
6th  10. ROYAL ABBEY (AUS)
7yo Gelding
MICHAEL PLUMMER
GRANT BUCKLEY
54.0
$101.00
7th  3. COWBOYS KARMA (AUS)
7yo Gelding
ALLAN GIBSON
KEN DUNBAR
56.0
$5.00
8th  5. ITASCA (AUS)
5yo Gelding
SCOTT SINGLETON
CHRISTIAN REITH
54.0
$3.25

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