ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Saturday 27 October 2012

Racing Results for the Broken Hill Silver City Cup 27 October 2012

The 2012 Silver City Cup (1600m) has been run today and the Wally Bencic (Orroroo SA) trained Al Chicago (6yo bay gelding (male)) was ridden to victory by Strathalbyn (SA) apprentice jockey Chenelle Ellis.

There was one scratching - Teraset.

The full race results are as follows ...

                Horse                              Trainer                     Jockey
1st   (#7) Al Chicago (6)                 Wally Bencic            Chenelle Ellis
2nd  (#8) Fresh Tell (3)                   Dennis McMahon    Tamara Zanker   
3rd  (#1) St Ives (1)                         Paula Trenwith          Eran Boyd   
4th   (#9) Perisher Blue (8)             Con Kelly                  Tara O'donnell
5th   (#4) Bullioh (4)                         Brett Charry              Lauren Stojakovic
6th   (#2) Noble Connection (7)      Mick Whittle              Elly Brooks 
7th   (#3) Platinum Touch (5)          Rodney Robb           Michael Hackett
8th   (#5) Regansburg (2)               Mick Whittle              Robert Faehr

Famous finishing line of
Silver City Racing Club
from the Club's website
Meanwhile back in Melbourne at Mooney Valley, where the temperature only reached 15 degrees with a cool breeze, the Sportingbet Cox Plate was won by the Gary Hennessy trained 4 yo bay NZ horse Ocean Park (ridden by Glen Boss), just beating the Caulfield Guineas winner All Too Hard and beating the $4.80 favourite Green Moon which came 7th.

I'm sorry I missed the Silver City Cup but I must say I'm about to spend four fun-filled days at the races at Flemington for the Melbourne Cup Carnival which kicks off next Saturday with Derby Day where of course I'll be wearing traditional black and white.

Whether you won or not in Broken Hill or at Mooney Valley in Melbourne or anywhere else, I hope you had a great day.

Cheers, Jane D


  1. Hi Jane, Good luck at the races. This blog always has such fantastic info on it. I had no idea we had to wear black and white on the first day of the carnival.
    Fran Penfold

  2. Hi Fran, glad you like the info on the blog. There are still plenty of story ideas just waiting for me to find the time to write them. I have my black and white outfit ready to go for this Saturday's Derby Day, now it's time to study the form as Derby Day, you may or may not be aware, but for the benefit of readers, is considered the best betting day of the 4 day carnival. All 9 races enjoy a Group 1, 2 or 3 rating, which is the only day of the carnival with that top class of horse race, with 4 Group 1 races, 2 Group 2 races and 3 Group 3 races. I find I'm always learning new things about the horse racing industry even though I go to Flemington pretty regularly these days.
    Cheers, Jane D