Head for the hills at Yea
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