Byron Bay Cup winner Surety and jockey Peter Graham.
Byron Bay Cup winner Surety and jockey Peter Graham. DAVID NIELSEN

Nash’s cups runneth over

BANGALOW fruit grower Greg Nash is gathering a nice collection of cups in his other guise as a horse breeder and race horse owner.

The proprietor of Coopers Shoot Orchards has a Bangalow Cup, Lennox Head Cup and now a Byron Bay Cup to his name, after his horse, Surety, claimed the coveted trophy at Ballina racecourse yesterday.

Surety, which is trained at Ballina by Stephen Lee, won the 1600m race by a long neck from Casino Cup winner River Street in second and Felixtrinidad a further head away third.

With its win yesterday the six-year-old gelding gains automatic entry to the Ballina Cup on September 10.

“We sort of thought he’d be a cups horse,” Nash said.

“We’ll set him for the Ballina Cup now, the spring and then maybe the summer.”


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