Seniors set to race
Horse racing back on track tomorrow
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.”