Amity Bale Returning North for Newcastle Cup

Next month’s Group 3 Newcastle Cup is shaping up to be a hotly contested affair by Australia’s top staying dogs, with legendary trainer Graeme Bate confirming his superstar Amity Bale will be returning to NSW to contest the event.

Scheduled to run on December 2 at The Gardens the Newcastle Cup (715m) seems to be attracting its finest field of competitors yet, with another leading Victorian trainer Jason Thompson indicating he is keen to bring the emerging talent of Next Top Model up north for the Cup as well.

Bate may also nominate the reigning National Distance champion and Amity Bale’s kennelmate Jarvis Bale.

The best eight nominated dogs will compete for the $20 000 to-the-winner prize the Newcastle Cup offers, with nominations closing next Wednesday November 25.