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Beyond Thankful Wins Gr3 Newcastle Cup
At Newcastle in the NSW Hunter, 6YO Irish-bred gelding Beyond Thankful (Whipper-Beyond Compare, by Galileo) scored by 0.4-length for trainer Chris Waller in the $175,000 Gr3 Newcastle Cup (2300m) for 3YO+, over 5YO French-bred entire Orbec (Le Havre-Langrune, by Fasliyev) & 7YO FRench-bred gelding Rio Perdido (Oratorio-Back the Winner, by Entrepreneur). Beyond Thankful, who began his career in Ireland, took his record to 8 wins (including the Listed Wyong Cup) and 9 placings (including the Gr3 Killavullan Stakes at Leopardstown & Listed Wagga Wagga Gold Cup) from 35 starts for $550,050 earnings.