Peter Lew Memorial Day at Dubbo Paceway
A WEEK after freezing winds and wild weather, 90 horses were harnessed up for a perfect afternoon of racing at the Dubbo track.
Over 90 horses from as far as Tamworth and Newcastle, Bathurst and all points south, stepped up in ideal conditions.
As well as the Peter Lew Memorial, there was huge interest in the Garrards Rio Meteor Series. This is a Dubbo and Parkes pointscore series for horses that must race at both tracks during the season. The top ten still in work race in the final, with a Rio Gig for the winning trainer.
“The final alternates between the two tracks but, as Parkes was washed out last week and the season ends at the end of the month, it was transferred to Dubbo,” Graham Phipps from the Dubbo Harness Racing Club committee explained.
Graham also pointed out that, unlike most equines, Standard Bred horse’s birthday is celebrated on September 1, not the first day of August.
Dubbo races again next Sunday.
“Mach Le More” driven by Isobel Ross takes the Peter Lew Memorial ahead of “I’m All Starzz” (Nathan Turnbull) and “Cruzin Pat” (Nathan Hurst).
Garrards Rio Dubbo/parkes Gig Final presentation – Nathan & Stacey Townsend, Alison Dowton, Len Edwards – DHRC, Kasey Hocking (Parkes Vice-president) “Pocket Rocket”, Tony Dumesny (Parkes) and Steve Dowton plus Steve’s shiny new gig!