Making tracks in Morven
Six-race program delivers plenty of action and excitement for crowds
HORSE RACING: Racegoers travelled from near and far to attend the second meet of the year at the Morven Race Club.
Dressed to impress, punters placed their bets as the ponies were put to the test on the track.
The meet included a six-race program with $55,000 in winnings on offer.
Race one was the running of the Oakey Beef Exports BenchMark 70 Handicap.
Number five Strive to Succeed was the first past the post, ridden by Jason Missen and trained by Patrick Webster.
Six-year-old gelding Issy Command, ridden by John Rudd came in second place.
The Clipex Fred Ballingall Memorial BenchMark 50 Handicap was won by number seven Ferrigno, ridden by Christopher Bryen and trained by Cheryl Rogers.
I Am A Lad came in second, ridden by Jason Babarovich.
Race three, the Tamaroo Energy/Delforce and Sullivan Transport QTIS Maiden Plate was taken out by Red Geranium, ridden by Jessikah-Lee Brand and trained by Wayne Baker.
Three-year-old gelding Sidereus Smile came in second.
The Morgan Pastoral Doug Utting Memorial BenchMark 50 Handicap was won by number six Wonderful Wally.
The six-year-old gelding was ridden by Roma jockey Natalie Morton and trained by Craig Smith.
Second place was number eight Flinders Peak.
Race five, the Curley Cattle TPT Ian Sheppard Memorial Morven Cup was taken out by number five De Villiers, ridden by Pietro Romeo and trained by Barry Sheppard.
Morven RC Supporters/ R&R Tickell Earthmoving and Heavy Haulage BM 55 Hcp was won by Bojoura, ridden by John Rudd and trained by Raymond Frazer.
ON THE RUN: Strive to Succeed and jockey Jason Missen race toward their winning finish in race one at Morven on Saturday.