Sept 1 & 2

Craig Smith claims first cup

10-Oct-2012

Dancefloor Prodigy has claimed the 2012 XXXX Gold Birdsville Cup bringing Craig Smith his first cup win in his 8th trip to Birdsville. Dancefloor Prodigy had previously claimed the Roma and Emerald cups and was one of the early favourites for the 2012 feature.

 

Despite being slowly away he gained  ground along the rails to settle in a perfect position in the running before fighting neck and neck with Betoota Cup winner Grey's A Rockin in the straight. The win also brought back to back cups for jockey Gary Geran making him the first rider since Ricky Barone in 82/83 to achieve the feat. 

 

View full 2012 results for day 1 and day 2 here.