Mount Gambier Harness Racing Club
Tuesday, 10th January 2017

The first meeting for 2017 had 5 late scratchings, leaving only 6 pony and driver combinations for the 2 races scheduled. Both races were kindly sponsored by Pony Trots Supporters.

A messy start for all ponies, allowed Buddy Boom Boom (Evie Sealey) to take the lead until the home straight where Slim Dusty and Marnee Formosa overtook, although not trotting, leading to a reduction in their placing.  Smokey with Millie Beveridge trotted well in their mid-field position. Nicola Bowditch aboard Jerry couldn’t catch the leaders and were out of the placings. Super Mario (Keeley Formosa) claimed yet another win, ahead of Slim Dusty (Marnee Formosa) and third placing went to Buddy Boom Boom (Evie Sealey) who trotted cleanly over the line. Jerry was next over the line, in front of Blaze (Amber Formosa) who couldn’t gain momentum to catch the place getters. Smokey and Millie Beveridge were unfortunately over the line last.

For Race 2, handicaps were changed and ponies got off their marks to a slightly cleaner start over a 600 metre race. First placing went to Jerry (Nicola Bowditch), second was Super Mario and third went to Blaze. Ponies out of the placings were Buddy Boom Boom, Smokey who withdrew from the race and Slim Dusty (Marnee Formosa) was disqualified for poor trotting performance.

Next meeting we will see a slightly bigger field of ponies racing in two races, one being the Glencoe Cup.