One big race down, and one more to go

The Western Star - - NEWS OPINION - Jorja McDonnell jorja.mcdonnell@west­ern­starnews.com

BE­FORE ar­riv­ing in Roma I had never been to a race meet­ing in my life yet, in a strange twist of fate, the Race to Roma fi­nal ended up be­ing the first story I cov­ered for the pa­per.

Since then I have writ­ten about plenty more races across the re­gion – Mitchell, Mor­ven and Cun­na­mulla just to name a few – and have been learn­ing on the fly when it comes to the ins and outs of the sport.

It has been a chal­lenge I have tried to em­brace in the lead up to the big end-of-year events – namely the Charleville Cup, and next week­end’s Roma Cup.

One of the two has al­ready been knocked over for this year and be­ing able to spend the day in Charleville for the Cup was ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic.

While it was tech­ni­cally a work day for me, I couldn’t help but have a fun time when ev­ery­one else was so happy to be there en­joy­ing the fes­tiv­i­ties while dressed to the nines.

The thrilling fi­nal race of the day was the ic­ing on the cake, and is re­capped in full in to­day’s pa­per.

Next on the agenda is the big one in Roma and I am hope­ful for an­other great day out be­cause I have been look­ing for­ward to this one for months.

My out­fit is ready to go and I’m ex­cited to head town to the track, along with at least the 7000 oth­ers ex­pected to at­tend, and catch the last coun­try cup for the year.

Feel free to flag me down for a photo with friends, be­cause there will be happy snaps ga­lore.

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