-->

Deposit $100
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with

$200*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get

$75*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Widely travelled five year old Fab’s Cowboy might have covered 15,000 km on the road since November last year but he will be facing his toughest distance test when he tackles the 2000m of the $100,000 Mater Townsville Cup at Cluden Park in Townsville on Saturday.

Flying Light, above, will carry the top weight in the 2017 Townsville Cup. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Flying Light, above, will carry the top weight in the 2017 Townsville Cup. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Fab’s Cowboy has won fifteen of his thirty-four starts from 1000m to 1650m but will be stepping up to the 2000m of the Townsville Cup for the first time.

Miles trainer Beavan Johnson is prepared to take his horses all over Queensland to race and since November, Fab’s Cowboy has travelled to and won at Charleville, Roma, Bluff, Gladstone, Barcaldine, Emerald, and Bundaberg.

Johnson even arrived at Doomben in March and while Fab’s Cowboy couldn’t beat the city slickers, he put in a handy effort to finish one and a half lengths behind the winner Counter Meal in a 1350m NMW Handicap on a heavy track.

Johnson’s wife Mel says the trick to successfully travel your horses long distances all around the state is to give them a break along the way, usually at five hour intervals.

“Everyone is surprised how well our horses travel,” Mel told The Courier-Mail.

“We look after them on the road and never travel for more than five hours at a time. It’s more time consuming, but it’s worth it in the long run.”

Beavan Johnson used to mix rodeo riding with his horse training but these days concentrates on the horses, doing his own shoeing and riding a lot of his own trackwork.

“He shoes every horse in the stable and also rides a lot of them in trackwork. He used to ride rodeos and train horses,” Mel said.

“In the end, he got a bit older and worked out he could make a better living from training racehorses than he could from riding bulls.”

Jockey Robert Faehr has ridden Fab’s Cowboy on three previous occasions for two wins and a third and got the call up again for the Townsville Cup.

Fab’s Cowboy will carry the equal second top weight of 56kg and could jump from barrier five with two of the five emergencies drawing inside of him.

The Barry Baldwin trained Flying Light has been allocated the top weight of 60kg.

Fab’s Cowboy is the winner of four of his last five starts and is chasing a hat trick following his last two wins at Charleville and Bundaberg.

Johnson will be chasing a feature race double and will also saddle up Blue Jest in the feature sprint of the Townsville Cup carnival, the $100,000 Cleveland Bay Handicap (1300m), with Faehr also taking the mount.

Blue Jest will need plenty of luck after drawing barrier sixteen in the original draw but could jump from twelve in the final sixteen horse field with four of the five emergencies drawing inside of him.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

86 Comments

  1. !http://www.metroclicK.com

    MetroClick specializes in building completely interactive products like Photo Booth for rental or sale, Touch Screen Kiosks and Digital Signage, and experiences. With our own hardware production facility and in-house software development teams, we are able to achieve the highest level of customization and versatility for Photo Booths, Touch Screen Kiosks and Digital Signage. MetroClick, 121 Varick St, #301, New York, NY 10013, +1 646-843-0888

  2. podcast listeners

    My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different web address and
    thought I might check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you.
    Look forward to checking out your web page repeatedly.

  3. Auto Care and Service

    Great goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you’re just too magnificent. I really like what you have acquired here, really like what you’re saying and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it smart. I can’t wait to read much more from you. This is actually a wonderful site.

  4. car fuel saving products

    May I just say what a comfort to find someone who truly knows what
    they’re talking about on the net. You certainly understand how to bring an issue to
    light and make it important. More and more people have to check
    this out and understand this side of the story.
    It’s surprising you are not more popular given that you most certainly possess the gift.

  5. Susana

    Hello! Someone in my Myspace group shared this site
    with us so I came to check it out. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this
    to my followers! Excellent blog and excellent design and style.

  6. Auto Care and Service

    I was studying some of your articles on this website and I think this site is really informative ! Continue putting up.

  7. Auto Care and Service

    Some truly quality posts on this web site , saved to bookmarks .

  8. their website

    Hey here, just turned out to be alert to your weblog through Bing and yahoo, and discovered that it is genuinely beneficial. I’ll like if you keep up this.

  9. Business Week

    I wanted to compose a remark to be able to thank you for these superb points you are placing at this site. My prolonged internet research has at the end been rewarded with awesome knowledge to write about with my contacts. I would claim that most of us website visitors actually are very much lucky to dwell in a fantastic place with very many marvellous individuals with good opinions. I feel very privileged to have come across your webpage and look forward to so many more awesome moments reading here. Thank you once more for all the details.

  10. metroclick.com~

    MetroClick specializes in building completely interactive products like Photo Booth for rental or sale, Touch Screen Kiosks and Digital Signage, and experiences. With our own hardware production facility and in-house software development teams, we are able to achieve the highest level of customization and versatility for Photo Booths, Touch Screen Kiosks and Digital Signage. MetroClick, 121 Varick St, #301, New York, NY 10013, +1 646-843-0888

  11. Auto Care and Service

    I not to mention my buddies appeared to be reading the best tips and hints from your site then at once got an awful suspicion I had not thanked the site owner for them. All of the women were definitely for this reason joyful to study them and have certainly been loving those things. Appreciate your indeed being simply thoughtful and also for making a choice on such fine subjects millions of individuals are really wanting to be aware of. My very own sincere regret for not saying thanks to sooner.

  12. buy car accessories

    I was wondering if you ever thought of changing
    the structure of your website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to
    say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people
    could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only
    having 1 or 2 pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

  13. Department

    Wow, wonderful weblog format! How long have you been running a blog for? you make running a blog glance easy. The whole look of your web site is magnificent, let alone the content!

  14. Auto Care and Service

    Thank you for the sensible critique. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do some research on this. We got a grab a book from our local library but I think I learned more from this post. I am very glad to see such great information being shared freely out there.

  15. Auto Care and Service

    I like what you guys are up too. Such intelligent work and reporting! Carry on the superb works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my web site :)

  16. James Frazer Mann

    Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed!
    Very useful info specifically the last part :) I care for such information a lot.
    I was seeking this particular info for a long time. Thank you and best of
    luck.

  17. Auto Care and Service

    Great website. Plenty of useful info here. I am sending it to a few pals ans additionally sharing in delicious. And obviously, thank you in your sweat!

  18. Auto Care and Service

    Magnificent beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your website, how could i subscribe for a blog website? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea

  19. welur

    I’ve been browsing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  20. James Frazer-Mann

    I really like what you guys are usually up too.

    This kind of clever work and exposure! Keep up the
    good works guys I’ve you guys to my own blogroll.

  21. Auto Care and Service

    Whats Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It positively helpful and it has helped me out loads. I’m hoping to give a contribution & aid other customers like its helped me. Great job.

  22. Auto Care and Service

    Utterly composed articles, Really enjoyed reading.

  23. susu untuk orang tua yang sulit makan

    It’s really a cool and useful piece of information. I’m satisfied that you just shared this
    useful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this.
    Thank you for sharing.

  24. Auto Care and Service

    I have recently started a website, the information you provide on this website has helped me tremendously. Thanks for all of your time & work.

  25. compatible code scanner--

    For the reason that the admin of this site is working, no doubt very
    rapidly it will be famous, due to its feature contents.

  26. tkaniny myśliwskie

    Wonderful post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Thanks!

  27. Business Service

    Wow! Thank you! I continually wanted to write on my website something like that. Can I take a fragment of your post to my blog?

  28. Health and Fitness

    I’ve been surfing online greater than three hours nowadays, yet I by no means discovered any interesting article like yours. It is beautiful value sufficient for me. In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made just right content as you did, the net can be much more useful than ever before.

  29. student education loans

    This website was… how do you say it? Relevant!!
    Finally I’ve found something that helped me. Many thanks!

  30. Health and Fitness

    Thanks , I have just been searching for information about this subject for a long time and yours is the greatest I have discovered so far. But, what concerning the bottom line? Are you positive in regards to the supply?

  31. Health and Fitness

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I don’t know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!

  32. James Frazer Mann

    Ahaa, its pleasant dialogue concerning this piece of writing here at this web site, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting here.

  33. portable code

    Spot on with this write-up, I honestly feel this site needs a lot more attention. I’ll
    probably be returning to read through more, thanks for the information!

  34. Luiz Gastao Bittencourt da Silva

    What i do not realize is in fact how you’re no longer really a lot more
    neatly-favored than you may be right now.
    You are very intelligent. You know therefore significantly
    in terms of this subject, produced me individually consider it from a lot
    of various angles. Its like men and women aren’t involved until it
    is something to accomplish with Woman gaga! Your personal stuffs outstanding.
    All the time care for it up!

  35. cars value

    Very good article. I will be dealing with many of these issues as well..

  36. Mohammad

    You ought to take part in a contest for one of the finest websites online.

    I’m going to highly recommend this website!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.