Greatest champs in call

THE greatest ever Ballarat Pacing Cup champion will be crowned during a phantom call by the voice of the sport Dan Mielicki next month.

A panel of experts has been assembled to select a field of 12 starters, made up of winners of the Ballarat and District Trotting Club’s flagship event during its 44 runnings.

The Courier’s sports editor David Brehaut, Harness Racing Victoria form analyst Jason Bonnington, Melton FM’s Len Baker, retired harness racing media commentator and bookie Bill Hutchison, former Collingwood footballer and Radio Sport National presenter Mick McGuane, TAB Sportsbet’s Adam Hamilton and New Zealand racing

journalist Michael Guerin form the seven-person panel.

Each will compile their own list of runners and rank them from 1-12. The final field will be determined using these ranking points.

Connections of the phantom race’s winner will be presented with another Ballarat Pacing Cup as a memento.

Mielicki will perform the call at the club’s traditional barrier draw breakfast on December 9.

Members of the public also have the chance to win a $1000 bet on this year’s Ballarat Pacing Cup via an online competition.

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