Southern Cross Final day now to be held on Sunday 3rd August just got bigger with the confirmation that four time SA Cup winner Smoken Up will make his final ever appearance in South Australia
Four $60,000 Southern Cross Finals , two for 2yo’s & two for the 3yo’s both fillies finals & colts and geldings will be the highlight of the afternoon, but no doubt the real attraction will be Smoken Up.
In six appearances in the Group 1 South Australian Pacing Cup, Smoken Up has claimed SA’s biggest race four times - equal with another champion Gammalite - along with two placings.
Harness Racing SA have come on board to help make this day one to remember, hats off to them firstly for moving Southern Cross Final to the Sunday Afternoon with full Sky 1 coverage.
Then have also involved the Adelaide Crows Football Club to make the day part of the Crows Charity Foundation and now to have Australasia’s best ever pacer with “rock star” status racing on the day is yet another feather in their cap.
HRSA plan to have free commemorative posters, autographs and photos available to fans.
The now 11-year-old remains the fastest horse in the Southern Hemisphere and has pocketed his owners more than $3.5m in prizemoney having won a staggering 73 of 149 starts.
All roads will lead to Betezy Park Globe Derby on Sunday August 3