Dirt tracker chases four straight cups

BRANXTON’S Noel Boland is confident he can snare his fourth successive 2000m Louth Cup with  Husisname tomorrow.

Trainer Noel Boland embraces jockey Michael Hackett after Husisname had won his first Louth Cup in 2011. Photo courtesy Janian McMillan 
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Trainer Noel Boland embraces jockey Michael Hackett after Husisname had won his first Louth Cup in 2011. Photo courtesy Janian McMillan racing.photography.com.au

A keen fisherman, Boland made the annual 12-hour journey to Louth earlier this week.

The trainer has six horses running tomorrow and two – Husisname and Exotic Fever – run in the $8000 Cup.

Husisname, a tough nine-year-old, has won the past three Louth Cups when partnered by Michael Hackett (2011), Greg Ryan (2012) and James Geppert (2013).

“James will be riding him again and he also has a bit of a drive in front of him, coming up from Moruya on the New South Wales south coast,” Boland said.

Husisname will start from barrier five in tomorrow’s cup with just 54kg on his back. “He will be very hard to beat,” Boland said.

“He’s a dyed-in-the-wool stayer and absolutely loves the dirt track at Louth and holds a track record. He’s had four races on it, won three Louth Cups and the other time finished fourth in his maiden when beaten just over a length. I think the horse loves the trip as much as I do. Louth Cup Day is something special – once you go you want to always go back. And the fishing can be excellent too. Being born and bred in Wee Waa  I love to fish.

“You can catch yellow belly and cod in the Darling River at Louth.”

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