Turnout sees race added at fam­ily day

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

A fam­ily friendly at­mos­phere pre­vailed at the Nor West Jockey Club Fam­ily Day last Satur­day.

The club’s sec­ond race meet saw a strong turnout of spec­ta­tors as well as jock­eys, with the field enough to add a sev­enth race to pro­ceed­ings.

The first and most im­por­tant race of the day, the Kar­ratha Signs Sprint, was won by Sneaky, fol­lowed by Spirit Cent, In­co­her­ent and Looka­tim Go.

The Dou­ble R Hand­i­cap was claimed by Speed ‘N’ Reef.

Toru Waimarie won the Kar­ratha Con­tract­ing Maiden, Our Shakira won the the BT’s Bak­ery Hand­i­cap, Colom­bard took out the Tabtouch Hand­i­cap over favourite Blue Myth, King Cool won race six and the fi­nal race went to Gone and Got It.

Club pres­i­dent Kevin Kin­in­month said he was happy with the day’s turnout.

“We’ve got some very good fields,” he said.

“(We have) seven races; quite of­ten we only have six, so we’ve man­aged to get the ex­tra race with the num­ber of horses nom­i­nated. It’s a good turnout of horses and jock­eys.”

Dance FX and the Pil­bara Princess Va­ri­ety Bash car fundraised with food, Roe­bourne PCYC loaned their bouncy cas­tle and the Pil­bara Party Ponies of­fered rides.

Mr Kin­in­month said it was good to hold a race meet chil­dren could en­joy, as they missed out on Ladies Day and Roe­bourne Cup Day.

Kar­ratha Signs spon­sored the event for the first time this year and di­rec­tor Jed Grif­fiths said, while he wasn’t a huge rac­ing fan, he had been to the last five or six fam­ily days and al­ways en­joyed it.

“I think it’s a great day (out) with the kids,” he said.

Pic­tures: Ali­cia Per­era

Nor West Jockey Club pres­i­dent Kevin Kin­in­month and Kar­ratha Signs di­rec­tor Jed Grif­fiths. Cathy Tobin, Mar­ley Cook, 6, Donna Stott, Anais Stott, 9, Greg Stott, Siana Stott, 5, and Rawdy Stott, 8. Rid­ers thunder across the fin­ish line dur­ing a race at the Nor West Jockey Club Kar­ratha Signs Fam­ily Day.

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