WOOLSTHORPE Store won the Apsley Cup on Sunday at Edenhope in a close finish between the top three horses.
The horse, ridden by Shayne Cahill and trained by Mount Gambier’s Michael O'Leary, stormed home on the inside of the straight, but only just finished in front of second-placed Survived and Barry the Baptist in third.
Wimmera trainer Dane Smith’s Fratello won race two, Stawell’s Terry and Karina O’Sullivan claimed a second with She’s Our Gift in race nine and Horsham trainer Simon Gebert’s Kloss came third in race five.
Earlier in the day Horsham jockey Christine Puls had a close call after she fell off her horse during race three.
Puls came off her horse Just a Gigolo just before entering the home straight.
Another riderless horse, Original Artist, who had thrown off jockey Shayne Cahill at the start of the race, came running towards Puls who was on the ground.
The horse narrowly missed Puls and she sustained no injuries from the incident. In the race before Puls rode Pure Colour to a second-placed finish.