The Border Watch : February 3rd 2015
SPORT NEWS TIPS email@example.com HARNESS RACING 35 Honours shared in pony racing Keenly contested by youngsters GLENCOE PONY CUP: Driver Nicola Bowditch guides Jerry to victory in the Glencoe Pony Cup. PONY racing was full of thrills for competitors and spectators at the Glencoe Cup meeting at Mount Gambier’s Greenwald Paceway last Friday night. Three races were on the program, although the latter was for more novelty value as it included an invitation to well known senior drivers in the sulkies of the shetland ponies. The opening race – the Beveridge Family/K&S Fuels Pace – was a closely contested affair from when the starter said go. The first to hit her straps – as usual – was Lucy (driven by Keeley Formosa) with Jerry (Nichola Bowditch) and PeeWee Penny (Evie Sealey) in hot pursuit. Smokey (Millie Beveridge) returned after missing a meeting and was the fresh pony and looked a big threat. OPENING WINNER: Starting off with victory on Friday night was Courtney Sealey and her pony, Blaze. Blaze (Courtney Sealey) with a change of driver from last week dragged backmarkers, Minty (Jessica Shepherd) and the in-form Jackim (Jacob Opperman) towards the leaders. In the run down the straight, the lead changed three times with the fast finishing Blaze (Courtney Sealey) out wide hitting the front at just the right time to get up in a closely contested finish. Glencoe Community Cup RACE 2 was the running of the prestigious Glencoe Cup with all ponies pumped and eager. The frontmarkers were ECSTATIC VICTORY: Playing up to the crowd was experienced reinsman, David Drury who was invited in a special race for drivers who started their careers in pony racing. Harness racing results MOUNT Gambier Harness Racing Club results from Friday, January 30, 2015: Race 1, $3000 Glencoe Tennis/Cricket Clubs R0 Pace (Final), 1790m: ($1.40 fav.) Royal Jacquard (J. Finnis) 1; ($7.40) Case Forty Seven (M. Phillips) 2; ($10.30) Hey Peggy Sue (J. Glynn) 3. Otghers: Jilliby Fireball, Jasper Ray, Dazzling Delight, Johnny Redocat, Showem Shifty and Cheap Trixs – all retired; Our Mackalena (fell). Margins: 10.5 metres, 20 metres. Time: 2.13.1. Mile rate: 1.59.6. Last half: 61.0. Owners: P. & L. Medhurst. Trainer: Barry Finnis (Glencoe). Numbers: 4, 1, 2, 10. Win: $1.40. Place: $1.10, $2.00, $3.10. Quinella: $6.10. Trifecta: $24.40. Exacta: $4.20. First 4: $159.40. Race 2, $3000 Reg Hinton R1-R2 Memorial, 1790m: ($8) Im Lonely (R. Barker) 1; ($9.20) Sweet Forty Seven (J. Barker) 2; ($2.40 fav.) Just Like Elle (C. Lewis) 3. Others: Jilliby Diablo, Lucys Pride, Amusing Cruiser, Maybe Cruising, Our Supreme Guy. Margins: neck, short half head. Time: 2.14.0. Mile rate: 2.00.5. Last half: 61.8. Owners: A. & D. Gray. Trainer: Andy Gray (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 5, 4, 3, 2. Win: $8.00. Place: $1.70, $2.70, $1.30. Quinella: $45. Trifecta: $200.30. Exacta: $58. First 4: $653.80. Extra double (4 & 5) $14.20. Race 3, $3000 Go Murphies 3YO Pace, 1790m: ($30.90) Juliet Dreams (B. Howard) 1; ($14) Give Me A Hand (N. Lenehan) 2; ($10.50) Marcus Brutus (M. Phillips) 3. Others: Virtuouspride, Eastbro Caesar, Ennaellie, Dorothy Hester, ($1.60 fav.) Red Starlet, Aint Nosecondprize, Luv Me Or Hate Me. Margins: 10.9 metres, 6.6 metres. Time: 2.16.2. Mile rate: 2.02.4. Last half: 61.2. Owners: G. & M. Howard. Trainer: Graeme Howard (Mount Schank). Numbers: 1, 6, 10, 4. Win: $30.90. Place: $4.60, $3.30, $2.00. Quinella: $113. Trifecta: $2852.50. Exacta: $255.10. First 4: $5184.40. Race 4, $3000 Glencoe Cup (R1-R2), 1790m: ($1.30 fav.) Three Queens (J. Finnis) 1; ($6) Sign No More (C. Lewis) 2; ($13) Adams Express (M. Phillips) 3. Others: Eyesrroamin, Howsherolls, Ruffiano, Our Flash Of Fire, Fill Billy Shoes. Margins: head, 4.5 metres. Time: 2.13.5. Mile rate: 2.00. Last half: 60.40. Owners: P. & L. Medhurst. Trainer: Barry Finnis (Glencoe). Numbers: 6, 3, 7, 2. Win: $1.30. Place: $1.00, $1.60, $2.20. Quinella: $3.10. Trifecta: $10.40. Exacta: $3.10. First 4: $28.20. Race 5, $3000 Glencoe Community R0 Pace, 2190m: ($1.60 fav.) Ducale Bromac (P. Craven) 1; ($8.60) Grinfromheaven (B. Howard) 2; ($8) Vegas Prince (R. Barker) 3. Others: Dee Cees Desire, Shalamint, Oso Saucey. Margins: 11 metres, 2.5 metres. Time: 2.51.08. Mile rate: 2.05.7. Last half: 61.6. Owners: M. Bishop, A. Mansfield, W. Lowe, A. Spencer. Trainer: Matthew Craven (Ecklin). Numbers: 3, 4, 5, 6. Win: $1.60. Place: $1.30, $3.50, ntd. Quinella: $6.10. Trifecta: $16.50. Exacta: $9.90. First 4: $28.40. Race 6, $2000 Glencoe Football/Netball Clubs R0-R1 Pace, 1790m: ($1.50 fav.) Jax Navaro (J. Finnis) 1; ($3.60) Cryptic Chance (C. Lewis) 2; ($8.60) Magical Bazz (R. Barker) 3. Others: What A Safari, Nifty Manwarra, Code Of Conduct, Hanlon Parade. Late scratching: Masterofthurles. Margins: 9.8 metres, 7.4 metres. Time: 2.18.8. Mile rate: 2.04.9. Last half: 59.6. Owners: P. & L. Medhurst. Trainer: Barry Finnis (Glencoe). Numbers: 6, 5, 8, 2. Win: $1.50. Place: $1.00, $1.30, $1.80. Quinella: $1.40. Trifecta: $3.30. Exacta: $2.10. First 4: $14.20. Daily double (3 & 6): $3.30. Treble (6, 3, 6) $2.20. Quadrella (1, 6, 3, 6) $92.30. Race 7, $3000 Tranquil Valley Horse Stud Trotters Handicap, 2190m: ($2.80) Star Gun (C. Lewis) 1; ($10.40) Peters Passion (A. O'Connor) 2; ($1.80 fav.) Lombo Scrutinzer (J. Hurrell) 3. Others: Virginia Connection, Grand Entry, Lenas Pride. Margins: 5.5 metres, head. Time: 2.57.0. Mile rate: 2.10.0. Last half: 62.8. Owners: Echuca Sulkys Pty. Ltd. (Manager: S. Lindberg). Trainer: Matthew Craven (Ecklin). Numbers: 6, 3, 5, 4. Win: $2.80. Place: $2.80, $1.40, ntd. Quinella: $21.50. Trifecta: $36.70. Exacta: $31.30. First 4: $107.20. The Border Watch, Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 35 always going to make it hard for the “backies” although they flew the start and were never going to let the front ponies get the trophy without a fight. Jerry took the lead on the home straight after passing Lucy and PeeWee Penny. Smokey was the big threat half way down the straight before backmarker Minty took to the sprint lane in search of Jerry. Jackim went wide to make his presence felt but was beaten by the handicapper. Blaze couldn’t keep up the form of the first race to finish midfield. Past drivers race FOR something a little different, a special pony race was held for drivers who commenced their driving careers back in pony trots. One of those drivers drove her first pony back in 1994. Drivers involved in the special pony race were Jackie Barker on Blaze, Chris Walsh (Lucy), Jayson Finnis (Smokey), Kayla Gray (Jerry), David Drury (Jackim), Brent Howard (Minty) and Amanda Sealey (Pee Wee Penny). The ponies seemed to know there were professional drivers on board and lifted the tempo considerably making for a hard fought race. With the crowd cheering on their favourite driver, it made for a great spectacle. David Drury thrilled the spectators - and himself - with victory, just ahead of Jayson Finnis and Jackie Barker. Results – Race 1 – Beveridge Family/K&S Fuels Pace: Blaze (drive Courtney Sealey) 1; Jerry (Nicola Bowditch) 2; Smokey (Millie Beveridge 3. Others: Minty (Jessica Shepherd) 4; Lucy (Keeley Formosa) 5; Pee Wee Penny (Evie Sealey) 6; Jackim (Jacob Opperman) 7. Race 2 – Glencoe Community Cup: Jerry (Nicola Bowditch) 1; Minty (Jessica Shepherd) 2; Lucy (Keeley Formosa) 3. Others: Smokey (Millie Beveridge); Blaze (Amber Formosa) 5; Jackim (Jacob Opperman) 6; Pee Wee Penny (Evie Sealey).
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