Sport

Nolan enjoys Roma Cup success with Blow A Kiss

TRAINER Michael Nolan enjoyed a three-track winning treble on Saturday which included Blow A Kiss' success in the $50,000 XXXX Gold Roma Cup.

Nolan's first shot at the Roma Cup turned out to be a victorious one when jockey Adam Best piloted Blow A Kiss ($5.90) to a three-quarter length triumph in the 1640-metre feature over Toowoomba Cup winner Musashi of Mieko ($6), with $5.50 chance Satch close behind in third.

That win was book-ended by victory to Sister Magic in race one at Eagle Farm and a dead-heat win by Sniff in the Toowoomba West Special School Maiden Plate (1625m) at Clifford Park on Saturday night.

The Roma Cup was delayed by more than 30 minutes as a thunderstorm fell on Bassett Park and the crowd of about 8000 spectators but the wait was more than worth it for Nolan, Best and the owners of Blow A Kiss.

Watching on television at Eagle Farm, Nolan thought leader Blow A Kiss was getting reeled in at the final bend but was impressed with how the six-year-old gelding fought hard for the win.

"I was in Brisbane so I wasn't out there. I watched it on the TV. It was a big thrill. It was certainly a big thrill for the owners," Nolan said. "I just thought both horse and rider did a great job."

Blow A Kiss will have a start in Brisbane in two weeks before a likely spell.

Meanwhile, Toowoomba trainer Ducky Baker's decision to bypass the Roma Cup with Jet Style in favour of a run at Eagle Farm was justified when the gelding took out the $80,000 Listed Beach House Bar and Grill Brisbane Handicap over 1600 metres on Saturday.




Two Ipswich women charged over Adelaide murder

A photo of Robert Whitwell, released by South Australia Police.

South Australia to seek extradition

Men in custody after police swarm house, find missing baby

Police believe the baby girl may be with a 16-year-old and 19-year-old in a green 1995 Mazda 121 with Queensland registration 045GOS, and could be heading to Toowoomba.

The two men and baby girl could be heading to Toowoomba

Latest deals and offers

Tom Hiddleston's Instagram account hacked

Actor Tom Hiddleston

Thor star the latest celebrity targetted by hackers

Charlize Theron's son dresses up as Frozen character

Actor Charlize Theron

Star's son spotted dressed a beloved Frozen character

BOOKS: Food for thought in Caroline Beecham's latest novel

Maggie's Kitchen by Caroline Beecham is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99.

New novel reminds readers that bravery exists in many forms

TELEVISION: New show is a Survivor, for now

Jonathan LaPaglia hosts the TV series Australian Survivor.

WHAT happens when a new show with a big budget flops?

Rachel Weisz understands celebrity gossip fascination

Actor Rachel Weisz

Weisz says mystery is good for an actor

Gina Rodriguez relished dramatic change for new film

Jane the Virgin lead Gina Rodriguez

TV star shaved her hair for movie role

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Noosa mayor on "red alert" over planning court decision

Mayor Tony Wellington hands down his first budget.

Mayor upset at lack of say about look and feel of Noosa