Connections of the Stony Creek Cup winning horse, Youl Dash For Cash, including jockey Jye McNeil and trainer Peter Gelagotis of Moe, receive the trophies from race club president Paul O’Sullivan. M331117

In one of the best finishes of the day, the vigorous ridding by Matthew Allen on Riddleofthesphinx, resulted in a tight win in the Hartley Wells Betta Home Living Handicap on Stony Creek Cup day, from the fast-finishing Momentary. M341117

Connections of the fifth race winner, Riddleofthesphinx, including jockey Matthew Allen, were delighted with the seven year old gelding’s fourth win from 21 starts at Stony Creek last Sunday. M351117

Jockey Ben Allen secured a running double at Stony Creek on Sunday when Dungeness strolled in to win the Alex Scott and Staff Maiden Plate at its second start. M361117

Jockey Ben Allen brings Race Three winner Dungeness back to scale after winning Race Three comfortably at Stony Creek last Sunday. M371117

It was a comfortable win for Jester Angel in Race Four on the card at Stony Creek last Sunday. M381117

Jockeyt Alan Creighton received a warm reception from owners when he brought the consistent Jester Angel home for a win in Race Four at Stony Creek last Sunday. M391117

RAIN in the morning and thunder clouds just before the start of the first race at Stony Creek last Sunday cleared away for a highly successful running of the Ladbrokes Stony Creek Cup.
Jockey Ben Allen, who secured a running double with wins in the second and third races on the card, with Just Hifalutin and Dungeness, declared the ‘Soft 5’ track good for racing, noting however that it was favouring the “on pace runners”.
Jockey of the eventual winner of Race Seven, the $75,000 Stony Creek Cup, Jye McNeil, may well have heard those remarks because he hugged the running rail, saving distance, all the way around the 2100 metre circuit, only coming out in the straight to claim the lucrative prize in fine style from the fast-finishing favourite Adirondack, with Unique Assassin in third.
While the action on the track was the feature of the day, there was plenty to keep the patrons interested as the weather heated up throughout the day.
Hospitality marquees were full to overflowing with cup day cheer, the ‘Influence On Dusk’ Fashions on the Field was well supported, band music played throughout and canny racegoers enjoyed the shade and a gentle breeze behind the bar on what was an ideal day for racing.