Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to Fitzy & Wippa’s
Ride-On Pony Race. We have some other particularly big names. How about the Melbourne Cup winning
jockey Kerrin McEvoy. Also the man who has ridden Winx to many successes Hugh Bowman
as well. I think you’ve done extremely well to get
jockeys like Kerrin McEvoy and Hugh Bowman. This is going to be a good race.
Johnny Ruffo thanks for joining us. Your horse what’s it called?
Kavalo. (Laughing) You don’t have to say it like that
mate. This is it. The Nova Cup. Centennial Park
live. Stand by. (HORN)
(Crickets) Those drawn wide out have got the best of
the start. Kerrin McEvoy on SuperFast has done just that. Races to an early lead, Hugh
Bowman away well into second. Oh getting a bad check there! And Bowman takes
the lead on Jinx, he’s out by a margin. I think I’ve thrown my back out. What a great battle up front. McEvoy takes
the lead now on SuperFast. Bowman’s coming back on Jinx, they hit the line, McEvoy’s
won it. And Johnny Ruffo flying home.
What a brutal game. Racing, sometimes these things happen and I thought I was doing so
well. And all of a sudden my leg sort of come off the stirrup. And next thing the horse
went over. He’s not breathing. Oh no, I think he’s gonna be alright he hasn’t broken a leg
or anything, he’s gonna be alright. The man who’s the first winner of the Ride-On Pony
Race. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Melbourne Cup winning jockey as well, Kerrin McEvoy.
Do you think that this should become an annual fixture as part of the spring racing calendar?
No doubt, it’s got potential to grow, can be bigger and better no doubt at all.