Angela Foster-trained Montalto wins 2017 Lock Cup

PORT Lincoln trainer Angela Forster took out her third Lock Cup in a row on Sunday with Montalto winning the race of the day, the 1900-metre Ramsay Bros Lock Cup.

Jockey Justin Huxtable was also joint winner of Jockey of the Day, with Brandon Griffiths and the Trainer of the Day trophy was won by Simon Drewitt.

The Kylie Mckerlie-trained Devon was second in the main Cup race, followed by Daryl Carrison’s Rooboy in third place.​

Race four saw Saint Valentine, trained by Simon Drewitt and ridden by Todd Pannell, break the track record from 1:21.84 down to 1:21.58.

The Mark Moosha-trained Betcher won race one ahead of Hezafraar.

Race two saw the Simon Drewitt-trained Tickle Me Ernie finish in front from Artful Iggy and in race three Geordie’s Second, trained by Annette Harder, was first across the line ahead of Cosmic Kheleyf.

The Craig Cox-trained Romulus Flight finished first in race six ahead of Duke of Nullah.

It was a pleasant day with the weather topping a lovely 26.5 degrees with an afternoon breeze, after a few days of hot weather in the 40s.

About 525 people attended the Cup enjoying a great day of country horse racing.

The Lock Race Club committee and volunteers once again did an amazing job, the grounds green and fresh with plenty of shade and seating around the grounds, and the food and drinks provided by various clubs.

It was a very successful day for the local LADS (Lock and District Services) selling fish and chips, going through 18 kilograms of garfish and 100kg of potatoes.

Fifty-two horses filled the stalls, with trainers bringing their horses from Port Lincoln, Strathalbyn, Ceduna, Port Augusta, Louth Bay, Jamestown, Orroroo, Streaky Bay, Murray Bridge and Quorn.

The Fashions of the Field saw a high number of contestants, with 21 females and six males all dressed in their finest to win the some great prizes.

The Best Race Day Hat, sponsored by Wild Peach Country Gifts of Lock, was won by Sandy Siviour of Port Lincoln and runner-up was Belinda Gray of Tooligie.

The Most Suitably Dressed Lady received a $500 cash prize sponsored by Thoroughbred Racing South Australia. 

This was won by Christie Zerk of Lock.

The runner-up received a Media Makeup pack worth $200, which was won by Shantel Beard of Lock.

The Most Suitably Dressed Man received a $200 MJ Bale pack and was won by Michael Proude.

Runner-up, sponsored by Rustic Cove in Port Lincoln, went to the well dressed Lachlan Kerr.