Pe­ter Lew Me­mo­rial Day at Dubbo Pace­way

Dubbo Photo News - - Sport - GE­OFF MANN MEL POCKNALL

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!

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