Head for the hills at Yea

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS - — Pam Ped­der, sec­re­tary — Bernie Han­gan, sec­re­tary Yea Pic­nic Rac­ing Club will hold its cup meet­ing this Satur­day. Pic­ture:

Yea Cup Day is a great fam­ily day out both on and off the track, and this Satur­day’s edi­tion will prove no ex­cep­tion.

With its gently slop­ing pub­lic view­ing area fans of horse sports are well catered for but Yea also of­fers a fan­tas­tic pro­gram of fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment and as tes­ti­mony to its pop­u­lar­ity, Yea took out the David J Bourke award for Pic­nic Club of the Year in 2014/2015.

Kelly Sports will pro­vide free games and ac­tiv­i­ties with plenty of prizes. There will also be free pony rides,a jump­ing cas­tle,


face paint­ing and plas­ter paint­ing for those with an artis­tic bent.

Fash­ions on the field with great prizes in 12 cat­e­gories from tots to adults is now in its third year and will be pre­sented on a brand new per­ma­nent stage. If all else fails, your at­tire could be con­sid­ered the Most Hu­mor­ous and win prizes.

You can bring a pic­nic, but you would be well catered for with sand­wiches and take­away from Yea Pri­mary school. There are piz­zas from

Wel­come to 2017 and al­ready one month nearly gone.

Bingo has re­sumed again each Wed­nes­day, at 7.30 pm in the hall. New play­ers are wel­come.

The first event for Se­niors is on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 13 when there will be a lunch at noon. Cost is $10/per­son.

A trip to Morn­ing Melodies in Shep­par­ton is on Wed­nes­day, March 14. Cost of $40 in­cludes lunch.

Cards/canasta /eu­chre will be held at the Me­mo­rial Hall on the sec­ond and fourth Mon­day of the month, ex­cept when there is a trip or func­tion.

Please note: Trips will be lim­ited to the first 25 peo­ple who make a book­ing.

For in­for­ma­tion or book­ings phone Madge on 5796 2212, Noella on 5794 1707, Pam on 5796 2315. a wood-fired oven that can be washed down with a Philip Lob­ley wine by the glass or bot­tle or with a beer from the rus­tic bar for only $4. There is also a cof­fee van and a Slushie van.

A great ef­fort for sec­ond at Kil­more re­cently sees Luskin Belle in ideal form for the fea­ture event of the day, the 2017 Rod­wells Yea Cup.

The mare will join Be­nalla trainer Brian Gen­tle’s sta­ble star Nine Mile Sniper in the race that prom­ises to be the strong­est Yea Cup for many


The first gen­eral meet­ing is on Fe­bru­ary 6. The first coach trip of the year will be Broad­ford Se­niors trip to Lake Mul­wala on Fe­bru­ary 15 for a 90-minute cruise in­clud­ing lunch. Cost is $50; phone Tr­ish Wray on 0425 811 158 to book.

Tr­ish has also or­gan­ised a trip on March 8 to Arthurs Seat to ride the new Ea­gle Skylift. Cost of $40 in­cludes coach, skylift ride and morn­ing tea. De­par­ture Sey­mour 8 am. This trip is not re­stricted to se­niors.

Elsa Gray, phone 5792 1273 would like to hear from any­one in­ter­ested in the pro­posed trip to Tasmania in Au­gust or Septem­ber.

The first lunch for 2017 will be held on Fe­bru­ary 20 at 12.30 pm.

Cards con­tinue to be pop­u­lar with Clive Roy­als win­ning Mon­day 500 and Thurs­day eu­chre be­ing shared by Pat Gam­ble, Hans Bothe, and Terry Glen. New play­ers are wel­come.

We wish mem­bers who are un­well a speedy re­cov­ery. years. Nine Mile Sniper, who won first up at Yea in Novem­ber, has al­ready won both the Mer­ton and Ded­erang Cups.

The ad­di­tion of Luskin Belle to the line-up will prove a headache for lead­ing pic­nic rider Court­ney Pace who nor­mally gets the pick of the Brian Gen­tle mounts.

Court­ney is at the mo­ment the lead­ing con­tender for the Quilly Park award for the top rider at Yea for the 2016/2017 sea­son. If Matthew Cor­bisiero, who rides Yea very well, gets the ‘‘re­ject’’ it will be a very in­ter­est­ing bat­tle of tac­tics.

And what do the Sey­mour­based Good­wins have up their sleeve? The fa­ther and son combo of Barry and Reece were the lead­ing trainer and rider at Yea for 2015/2016 and are fresh from a suc­cess­ful trek to Woola­mai last Satur­day

If you love rac­ing or just a good day out, head to Yea on Satur­day, Jan­uary 28 for the Rod­wells Yea Cup?

Um­brel­las and mini mar­quees can be hired at the club with prices start­ing at just $175 for a group of 10 peo­ple. Phone De­nis on 0438 048 178.

Day out: pic­n­i­crac­ing.com.au

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