Western Leader : November 23rd 2010
11 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 23, 2010 NEWS EARN WHILE YOU LEARN Fit your studies around your job and family Flexible online learning Simply the BEST! Ivy Iva Qualification: Certificate in Business Administration Level 4 Position: Contracts Administrator IvywantedabetterfutureandshefounditthroughBEST.StudyingatBESTled to Ivy's new career in administration with a major international freight forwarding company.AtBESTshegotthechancetoproveherselfandtofollowherdreams. Don't just get a job - get a career. DON'T MISS OUT ENROL TODAY! • Business • Computing • Business Administration • Freight Forwarding • Information Technology • Retail & Business • Tourism & Travel BEST out performs all other education providers when it comes to delivering results for Pacific students. Visit www.best.ac.nz to see how BEST stacks up. Showcause rides home with the win Cheers to us: Syndicate owners Mike Gibson, left, and Garry Bates celebrate their horse Showcause's success at The Falls restaurant in Henderson. Photo: TUREI MACKEY By TUREI MACKEY Winner: Jockey Darren Bradley brings New Zealand Cup champion Showcause into the winner's circle at Riccarton. Photo: IAIN MCGREGOR/THE PRESS There is only one way Garry Bates can describe galloper Showcause s last grasp victory in the 147th New Zealand Cup in Christchurch. Absolute, unadulter- ated elation, he says. Mr Bates, general manager of Henderson s The Falls restaurant, and Rosebank Business Association chief execu- tive Mike Gibson, belong to a syndicate which owns the champion geld- ing. Both men were at the Riccarton race track to watch their horse charge to the front of the pack in the final metres. It is the first time Gibson has bought a share in a thoroughbred and says the race was something truly special. You talk about emotion -- in the home straight Showcause was third, then fourth, then second and finally he got there at the last stride, he says. The litmus test for us is we now know that he is a general two-miler -- just how good he can be we don t know. Bates says not many thought their horse would win the cup, even in the last 50 metres. The commentator didn t call Showcause s name until right on the finishing line. He obvi- ously didn t know it was there or didn t think it would win. Cantabrians have con- gratulated the pair on their success since Showcause has a link to the South Island city. One of the reasons the people of Canterbury took a liking to him is because his grandmother Show Gate, who won 30 of 51 races in the 1970s, is famous down this way. And I guess we didn t have our Auckland ties on, so that helped. He says the next goal is next year s Auckland Cup, the only two-mile group one race in the country, with Australia beckoning if all goes well. We don t believe the horse has the class for the Melbourne Cup because it is a true inter- national race so it is a big call to send him into that, he says. But there are others like the Sydney and Ade- laide cup. Buy a goat for Christmas If you re scratching your head over what to give your family and friends for Christmas this year look no further than Oxfam Unwrapped. The charity has a gift catalogue including goats, organic fruit, cooking stoves, toilets and hand soap. You buy the gift, get a card to give to your loved one and the gift goes to those in need in the dev- eloping world. Oxfam Unwrapped has raised almost $3.5 million over the past five years to help people work their way out of poverty. Around 7000 people give a gift through Oxfam Unwrapped each year. Oxfam Unwrapped gifts can be purchased online or by free phone 0800-600-700. Visit www.oxfamunwrap ped.lorg.nz. Watch Showcause win the 2010 New Zealand Cup at www.westernleader .co.nz.
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