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9 December, 2020

Paniagua dominates country Cups in style

MAREEBA lottery horse Paniagua competed at the Country Cups Challenge in Brisbane on Saturday and kept his fine form taking home yet another win.

By Rhys Thomas

CHAMPION:The $600 miracle horse Paniagua has struck again after winning at the Country Cups Challenge held in Brisbane on Saturday. PHOTO SUPPLIED.

MAREEBA lottery horse Paniagua competed at the Country Cups Challenge in Brisbane on Saturday and kept his fine form taking home yet another win.

Paniagua qualified for the Country Cups Challenge several weeks ago after racing in Cairns and was put up against the best country gallopers in Queensland. 

This didn’t slow him down as Paniagua dominated the race and won by several lengths. 

Paniagua’s trainer Alex Malliff was extremely happy with his performance during the race. 

"He’s an impressive horse a big beautiful animal and he takes everything in his stride,” he said. 

“He cost us $600 dollars and he’s now earned $250,000. 

“Paniagua has been invited to start in The Gateway race at Eagle Farm on Saturday which is a $250,000 dollar race.” 

After being entered into The Gateway race, Paniagua also receives an invitation to enter into the Stradbroke Handicap in the Winter Carnival next year.


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