McIntosh’s Lucky Charm for Warragul Feature Race

Trainer Graeme McIntosh is hoping for a special victory in the rescheduled Downtowner Warragul Pacing Cup with his horse Wattlebank Flyer. The original race in April was cut short due to an accident involving Im Eugene, but McIntosh is determined to make the most of this second chance.

McIntosh has a deep connection to Warragul, dating back to 1999 when his friend’s horse Rare Air won the Warragul Jubilee Cup. The friend, Don Pemberton, gifted McIntosh a rug that was presented to him by the legendary boxer Lionel Rose. McIntosh plans to have this special rug on Wattlebank Flyer for Monday’s race, as a symbol of pride for both himself and the Aboriginal community.

Despite drawing the inside barrier, McIntosh is confident in his horse’s abilities, especially with jockey Sean O’Sullivan on board. With a strong partnership and a winning streak under their belt, McIntosh and Wattlebank Flyer are aiming for victory in the $17,500 event.

The race is scheduled for 3.48pm, and McIntosh’s hopes are high for a successful outcome. Will the lucky rug bring them the win they’ve been dreaming of?

Graeme McIntosh is a seasoned horse trainer with a special connection to the Warragul Pacing Cup. He has been involved in harness racing since 1999 and has found success with his horses over the years. McIntosh’s friendship with Don Pemberton and the gift of the rug from Lionel Rose hold significant meaning for him, reflecting his pride in his Aboriginal heritage. With Wattlebank Flyer as his contender, McIntosh is looking to add another victory to his impressive record in the racing world.