The beginning of the Gladstone Cup 2013, which was ultimately won by Teddy Bare for a second time.
The beginning of the Gladstone Cup 2013, which was ultimately won by Teddy Bare for a second time. Brenda Strong GLARACE

Gladstone Cup victory for veteran racing pair

FITTINGLY the 121st running of the Gladstone Cup provided a vintage result and the 11-year-old Teddy Bare and 56-year-old jockey Shane McGovern indeed proved that age shall not weary.

In the process of downing Interview by a half-length, Teddy Bare claimed his second Gladstone Cup after winning the race two years earlier.

Chuffed by the win, McGovern saluted the crowd on returning to the winner's stall calling out "the old boys were too good".

Young Rockhampton trainer Jared Wehlow was stuck for words following the win.

Words however were unnecessary as the delight on Wehlow's face was evidence of his pride for the horse.

Wehlow was gifted Teddy Bare from Townsville trainer and close friend Terry Butts in December 2010 and since then Teddy Bare has been a grand financier for the stable.

Teddy Bare has now accrued $130,386 in prizemoney.

The $15,250 Thangool Cup on September 14 is a likely mission now for Teddy Bare.

"This is probably the biggest crowd we have ever had for a Gladstone Cup Day," club chairman David Weinert said.

Race winners

  • Race 1 - Hazy Hunter
  • Race 2 - Street Fire
  • Race 3 - Star Giggle
  • Race 4 - Direct Debit
  • Race 5 - Teddy Bare