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Taree Cup Next For Emerging Glitra

Emerging five-year-old gelding Glitra has qualified for a start in next Sundayh’s $80,000 Stacks Law Firm Taree Gold Cup.

Taree Cup Next For Emerging Glitra

Emerging five-year-old gelding Glitra has qualified for a start in next Sundayh’s $80,000 Stacks Law Firm Taree Gold Cup.

Port Macquarie-trained Glitra clinched a Taree Cup berth with an emphatic three length win at Taree on August 10 when ridden by 18-year-old apprentice Cejay Graham.

Graham is indentured to Glitra’s trainer John Sprague, who has won four races in short period time with the gelding since he was purchased by a Laurieton syndicate headed by 84-year-old Jan Tate.


The syndicate of Tate family members paid $18,000 for Glitra after it won two races for Newcastle trainer Kris Lees and his career earnings are now more than $100,000.

Glitra Horseform preceded last week’s win in the Taree Cup Prelude (1624m) with a third in the $80,000 Coffs Harbour Cup (1600m) on August 3 and should have no concerns over the Taree Cup distance of 2000m despite being untried over the trip.

“He can get the 2000m,” Sprague said after last week all the way win over the Wyong-trained Nissile and The Getaway, trained at Newcastle by Paul Perry.

Sprague landed a double at the Taree meeting with “sacked” five-year-old gelding Drummed Out.

The galloper was sold for $10,000 a week before Thursday’s race but then the sale fell through.

Sprague said connections now not only having the gelding to try and sell again but also $11,200 in prizemoney which they are putting towards buying another horse.

“The owners can have the last laugh now,” Sprague said.

The gelding has won twice at Taree from its past six starts.


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