Se­niors set to race

Horse rac­ing back on track to­mor­row

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

THE Wan­garatta Turf Club’s an­nual ‘Se­niors Race Day’ is set to pro­vide plenty of fun and en­ter­tain­ment to­mor­row.

Whilst the race meet­ing is open for ev­ery­one, it fea­tures the se­nior’s day lun­cheon pack­age which is hosted by Rob Gay­lard and is sure to pro­vide a great day out.

Club as­sis­tant vice pres­i­dent Colin Hough said the day is grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity each year.

“This year we have opened up the op­por­tu­nity for people to name a race in mem­ory of some­one spe­cial, and it will be great to re­mem­ber four people dur­ing the day with race nam­ing rights,” he said.

“The day will in­clude plenty of lucky race goer prizes, in­clud­ing a fash­ion on the field for the se­niors, with more than 200 ex­pected within the func­tion.

“It is a great fun day, which will con­tinue to grow next year again with the new func­tion venue to be avail­able for next year’s race day, which ev­ery­one is ex­cited about.”

Rac­ing will kick off at 1pm, for the first of nine races, with train­ers com­ing from all over the state to com­pete.

Lo­cal train­ers have ac­cepted seven horses with James Fraser, John and Chris Ledger, Chris Davis, Re­nee Hoysted and Alan Fitzger­ald all rep­re­sented.

Mr Fitzger­ald will be looking to con­tinue his sta­ble’s very im­pres­sive win at Corowa on Fri­day with Gens Miss win­ning by six lengths.

So too Ms Hoysted sad­dles up One Hellofa Fam­ily in the last race at 5pm, and she’ll be hop­ing it backs up from a first up win at Be­nalla on September 4, pay­ing $43.

“He pulled up well after his win and has con­tin­ued to do well in train­ing,” she said on Fri­day.

“The hand­i­cap­pers have given him a big penalty from the first up win with a 63 rat­ing, so the step up in class will be a chal­lenge, but I ex­pect him to be com­pet­i­tive.”

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