Turnout sees race added at family day
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.
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.