League?s new racing frontier
TOMORROW is shaping up as not just a 'legends of league' day at the Ballina races.
The meeting, the first conducted by the Northern Rivers-Gold Coast branch of the Men of League, also could prove to be one of the final outings for a legendary stallion with his own league connection.
The eight-year-old Classic Frontier, trained at Ballina by Danny Bowen, is well known in local racing circles.
With more than $100,000 in prizemoney and a host of local cups to his name, Bowen is planning just one or two more runs for the horse before he retires to stud.
That's how the link with football continues.
Bowen says that local rugby league identities, brothers Richard and Paul Latta, hope to use the stallion in a breeding campaign expected to start about mid-year.
Classic Frontier is a starter in the Seagulls Men of League Cup (1300m) tomorrow, his first race start in about 10 months.