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Indigo Blue has a red-letter day
 
 

BEN Kennedy piloted Indigo Blue into first place in the Rockingham Beach Cup on Sunday. The Adam Durrant-trained four-year-old mare was a length in front of Mankind, ridden by Irish jockey Chris Graham and trained by Hayden Ballentyne.

Third was The Cat Ratcher (correct), trained by David Harrison and written by Kyra Yuill.

Last weekend was a big one for Kyra.  The day before her Beach Cup placing, she became the first female jockey to win the WA Champion Fillies Stakes over 1600m on Searchin’ Roc’s, also trained by David Harrison.
The cup final climaxed a unique afternoon's racing. Apart from the novelty of horse racing on the beach, the event's format is also different. Five races preceded the Beach Cup final and the winner of each of those five races contested the cup.
It is estimated that a crowd of 20,000 attended the beach cup festivities onshore.  
Watercraft — ranging from kayaks and jet skis to tinnies, motor launches, and massive private yachts — lined up metres from the shore.  Their human cargoes watched the races in comfort, often diving into the water cool off on a day which topped at 31°C.
 
FROM LEFT: Rotarian Laurie Smith, gun builder Adrian Watts, artillery expert Phil Rowson, Palm Beach Rotary president Kerilee Dawson, replica originator Ken Gray, and Port Peron Rehabilitation Committee chairman Phil Edman.
ABOUT 50 people assembled around a huge replica gun for its official handover to the Point Peron Restoration Committee on Sunday.
The Rotary Club of Palm Beach officially handed over the make-believe 155mm 1917/18 GPF gun to Point Peron committee chairman Phil Edman.
The club organised the building of the replica after failed national and international attempts to buy a real long-range field gun like that which protected local shipping in World War II.
The 1.8-tonne replica was the brainchild of Rotarian Ken Gray after Mr. Edman suggested replacing one of the two long-gone Point Peron K Battery guns that had once guarded local waters.
 
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