Station One after second Kyneton Cup

Looking for a repeat: Local trainer Liam Howley and Station One after winning the 2022 Kyneton Cup. Photo: Brett Holburt / Racing Photos

Station One will be trying to win his second successive Kyneton Cup tomorrow (Wednesday).

On October 24 the local galloper prepared by Liam Howley ran seventh, beaten by 4.6 lengths, in the Seymour Cup over 1600m after leading.

It was the five-year-old gelding’s first outing from a spell, and former New South Wales jockey Winona Costin is aboard again.

The $125,000 bet365 Kyneton Cup is race 7 at 4.05pm, over 2006 metres.

A small field of eight runners has been accepted for the feature race, with topweight Convener and Red Sun Sensation likely to have a battle for favouritism.

Long-time Kyneton trainer Neil Dyer has Mohican Heights in the Cup. He obtained the much travelled galloper in an attempt to win the 2023 Darwin Cup in August.

Kyneton and Hanging Rock Racing Club is hoping for favourable weather, pleased that its Cup Day is back to normal again after several years of Covid restrictions on crowds, plus a switch to Bendigo last year.

For long time local racegoers and visitors alike, going to the Kyneton Cup – with a public holiday proclaimed for Kyneton and surrounds – is a ‘must do’ as part of the Spring Racing Carnival. Gates at Kyneton open at 11am.


For those interested in Fashions on the Field, there are a variety of competitions at Kyneton.

Entrants can come along and have their photo taken in front of the special photo wall.

There’s first and second prizes for Lady of the Day, Couple of the Day, and Best Millinery.

The local club is pleased to have the Fashions on the Field competition backed by No Strings Dress Hire from Bendigo.

Live music will be provided between races as additional entertainment.

The first race is at 12.35pm, and the Kyneton Cup is to be run at 4.05pm.

There is a free bus shuttle service from the Kyneton railway station to the course, and return, for those wishing to come by train.

The Spring Racing Carnival continues with Oaks Day at Flemington on Thursday.


1 CONVENER (FR), trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, jockey Teo Nugent, barrier 1, weight 58kg
2 MOHICAN HEIGHTS (IRE), trainer Neil Dyer, jockey Zac Spain, barrier 5, weight 58kg
3 RED SUN SENSATION, trainers Peter G Moody and Katherine Coleman, jockey Craig Williams, barrier 3, weight 57.5kg
4 THOUGHT OF THAT, trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, jockey Ms Jamie Kah, barrier 4, weight 55.5kg
5 HARMYSIAN (GB), trainer Clayton Douglas, jockey Jye McNeil, barrier 6, weight 54.5kg
6 RULING (GER), trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, jockey Matthew Cartwright, barrier 2, weight 54.5kg
7 FLASH MARY (NZ), trainer Cindy Alderson, jockey Ms Carleen Hefel (a), barrier 8, weight 54kg
8 STATION ONE, trainer Liam Howley, jockey Ms Winona Costin, barrier 7, weight 54kg