Mallanganee duo win Warwick Gold Cup
LLOYD Brown has helped put Mallanganee on the map over the weekend, along with his stallion Mallanganee Sampson.
The 58-year-old campdrafter and his horse have taken out the Warwick Gold Cup.
The Mallanganee rider went into the final of the Pryde's EasiFeed Warwick Gold Cup with a four-point lead after scores of 90 in each of the two rounds.
In the final, Ben Hall from Muttaburra took the early lead on Eltorrio with 260 and then Tamworth rider Hugh Miles went to the top of the standings with 263 on
Brown was seventh rider into the arena and lost his hat halfway through his run on Sampson, but showed great composure to score 86 for a three-round score of 266 and the lead.
There was large cheering from the crowd which started when he steered his beast around the peg near the Geraghty Bar and fans realised they may be watching the winning Gold Cup ride.
His 266 total meant the three remaining riders on 176 had to score 90 to draw level or 91 to win.
When all the results were in and the news filtered back home, the Mallanganee Stock Horses Facebook page exploded.
"Congratulations Lloyd and Sampson, great work.” James Keyte wrote.
"Congrats Lloyd it's great to see a home bred and trained horse win the gold cup,” Mark Mcintyre posted.
"Love the old Stock Horses!! Well done,” Codie Law wrote.
"Goosebumps!! Congratulations!! Can't wait to see you all to celebrate. So well deserved!,” Kate Morgan posted.
"We are so wrapped for you all,” Simon Seidel wrote.