Ladies lap up exciting day
Hundreds flocked to the Roebourne racetrack for the Nor-West Jockey Club’s annual Ladies Day last Saturday.
Great weather, fashionable frocks and some exciting races marked one of the biggest events in the club’s calendar.
It was a good day for Pilbara trainers, with four of the six horses that crossed the finish line first trained by Port and South Hedland locals.
Spirit Cent started the day off with a win in the 1200m, followed closely by Bernardini Genie in second and Roman Fighter third.
Jockey Chelsi Forder took two horses over the line first in races two and three, with Canny Doubt winning the 1100m and Tempestuous Strike coming first in the handicap 1100m. Totes Amaze, trained by South Hedland’s Dean Cocivera, won race four, followed by Victoria Peak in second and Our Two Bobs Worth in third.
There was much celebration in the members’ area after feature the race of the day, the Harding Cup, was taken by Crusoe.
Boys Getaround Him ended the day on a high after jockey Chris Nicoll rode it in first, followed by Speed ‘N’ Reef and Lookatim Go.
Nor-West Jockey Club president Kevin Kevin Kininmonth said the day was a great success.
“We had some good wins today, with Caruso winning the Harding Cup and (the day was) good in the respect that the owners are some local boys too,” he said.
“I’m pretty sure everyone’s had a great day.”
Mr Kininmonth said he expected another good day for the Roebourne Cup on Saturday, July 29.
South Hedland horse Totes Amaze crossed the finish line first in race four.