Mans­field Races a win­ner

Mansfield Courier - - FRONT PAGE -

LAST week the crowds came in their droves to the Catanach Plate Mel­bourne Cup Day Pic­nic Race meet­ing, held at the Mans­field Race­course.

The clear blue skies and crisp spring weather on the day were re­flected in the fan­tas­tic turnout across the track.

The end re­sult was a tes­ta­ment to the work of the Mans­field District Race Club (MDRC), who ought to be con­grat­u­lated for stag­ing such a suc­cess­ful event.

Well done to all who par­tic­i­pated on the day and the MDRC com­mit­tee of pres­i­dent Nigel Fish, vice pres­i­dent Sue Crow, sec­re­tary Su­san Kin­loch, trea­surer Bar­rie Scott, mem­ber­ship Gaye Coles, mar­quee pack­ages Kim Pe­tersen and gen­eral com­mit­tee Joan Iron­mon­ger, Dion Theo­dossi and Noel Wil­la­ton.

The next MDRC race meet at the Mans­field Race­course will be the Hy­gain Mans­field Cup, on April 2, 2018. Race re­sults: Race 1 The first race of the day was won by Point­ing trained by Ger­ald Egan and rid­den by Ray Dou­glas.

Two Egan horses bat­tled to the line with the top weight Point­ing de­feat­ing sta­ble­mate and favourite In Fright by just 0.1 of a length. Race 2 Race 2 was won by Yoko­hama trained by Barry Good­win and rid­den by Reece Good­win.

The four-year-old geld­ing won the three horse race by three quar­ters of a length. Race 3 Race 3 was won by Dad ‘N’ Bri’s Shed trained by Brenda Bam­ford and rid­den by Anita Bell.

It’s two wins from two starts this sea­son for the five-year-old geld­ing win­ning in easy style by four lengths. Race 4 Race 4 was won by The Fly­ing Sun trained by Aileen Van­der­feen and rid­den by Craig Kirk­patrick.

The odds-on favourite de­feated Rag­time by three and three quar­ter lengths. Race 5 Race 5 was won by Derek the Vik­ing trained by Chris­tine Boyd and rid­den by Ray Dou­glas.

The odds-on favourite flew home to win by three quar­ters of a length.

The win gave jockey Ray Dou­glas a dou­ble for the day. Race 6 Race 6 was won by the Ger­ald Egan trained Bowie Rocks rid­den by Reece Good­win, run­ning true to form win­ning by two and a half lengths.

The win gave Ger­ald Ea­gan a train­ing dou­ble and jockey Reece Good­win a rid­ing dou­ble for the day.

PHO­TOS: Ken Rains­bury

AT THE LINE: Yoko­hama strides to the line to win the Mans­field Courier Maiden Plate giv­ing jockey Reece Good­win the first of two wins.

AND THEY’RE OFF: Race 5 kicks off as even­tual win­ner Derek the Vik­ing (white cap) rounds the out­side.

HEAD­ING FOR HOME: Derek the Vik­ing brings Race 5 home.

HOME TURN: Anita Bell on Dad ‘N’ Bri’s Shed in Race 3 heads the pack as they race for the line.

RE­TURN­ING TO SMILE: It was hard to wipe the smile off Race 1’s win­ning jockey Ray­mond Dou­glas on re­turn­ing to scale.

DIF­FER­ENT VIEW: The Race 3 fin­ish.

VIK­ING CON­QUERS: Derek the Vik­ing wins Race 5.

THEN THERE WERE TWO: The Fly­ing Sun eclipses Rag­time.

UN­DER THE RAILS: The Fly­ing Sun on his way to the Race 4 win.

UP CLOSE: Jockey Craig Kirk­patrick and a panoramic view of the track in re­flec­tion.

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