Day At The Track

Ned Pepper secures another Country Cup

03:53 AM 11 Jun 2019 NZST
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Angela Hedges, harness racing
Angela Hedges, pictured after Ned Pepper's win at Dubbo recently, celebrated Ned Pepper's third country Cup win on Sunday at Peak Hill.

Locally owned and trained nine-year-old harness racing pacer Ned Pepper has continued to produce unbelievable form by taking out his third regional Country Cup by winning at Peak Hill, New South Wales on Sunday afternoon. 

Owned by Terry Jenner and trained by wife Katie Jenner, Ned Pepper made it three wins in Country cup class by defeating a strong field that included placegetters Tuapeka Glory and Hidden Courage in a mile rating of 1:58.7. 

Ned Pepper got away nicely from gate three and settled behind early leaders Dazzle Me and Royal Story.

He moved outside Royal Story at the top of the bend and showed superior speed down the home straight to clinch victory over the 2250m journey.

Angela Hedges was again in the gig as she was for Ned Pepper's win in the Dubbo Stayers Pacers Cup on May 24.

Ned Pepper and connections after the win at Dubbo last month.

Ned Pepper and connections after the win at Dubbo last month.


He'd previously taken out the Leeton Pacers Cup and the more recent Dubbo Stayers Pacers Cup to take his career winnings to more than $131,000.

His record now includes 18 wins and 28 minors, a great effort for the veteran pacer. 

With a best winning mile rate of 1:55.5 to his credit, and a winners cheque of $7,200 from his win at Peak Hill, many around the district are hoping the wins keep coming for the likeable couple who have invested many hours of hard work in their small but successful team.

Young harness racing trainers Todd Day, Troy Fletcher and Mark Cullen entered pacers in Menangle Series heats raced at Goulburn on Monday afternoon.

Fletcher's-trained seven-year-old mare Mah Koo Loo Queen was looking to capitalise on good recent form including a win at West Wyalong and three second placed finishes at Bathurst, Canberra and Wagga.

By Stuart Maxwell

Reprinted with permission of The Young Witness

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