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Dederang Report 5th January 2008
First race went to Ming the Merciless who went on with his good form at Merton to win its second start. The win was helped by the favourite Skybender buck jumping at the start of the race and losing all chance.

The second was an easy win to the heavily backed Global Harmony who finally broke its maiden status after 21 starts.

The third saw another well backed runner Gunnagetit have an easy win over Prince Iceman and give Courtney Pace a double.

The fourth was a very tight finish between Grimhuntamug and No Name Dan with Grimhuntamug getting the nod from the judges who make their decisions without any photo finish.

In the Dederang Cup Esceegee was attempting to win its second Cup after transferring to the Cox stable. The horse settled at the rear with 71.5kg which made it too big a task as it tried valiantly to chase home Bonserada who gave it the slip on the home turn and provide Courtney Pace with a treble.

The final race went to The Lanz and despite the massive impost of 76kg this class horse made light work of the race and Courtney Pace booted home yet another winner to make it four from the six race program.

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Full results and stewards reports available.

Balnarring Report January 6th 2008

Once again the punters had the better of the bookies with four out of the six races going to well backed favourites. The first race went to the consistent Toro who put together a few seconds before breaking through with a win at Drouin on Boxing Day and following up with a good victory at $1.80 favourite at Balnarring.

Race two went to Rosebud Royal who came from the professionals after an unlucky run when blocked in the running to win well as the heavily backed $1.70 favourite.

Octagonal's Star won the third race making it three odds on favourites to win and provide Adam Bodey with a winning double.

Finally some relief for bookmakers in the fourth when Doraemon took out the race at the good odds of $10-00 in a small four horse field.

The refief for bookmakers was shortlived however when the Woolamai track specialist Leica Reason showed everyone he is more than a one track horse by winning the fifth as the short priced $2-00 favourite.

The final event was a close finish between Jacksparrow and the 10yo $21-00 chance Picolo Toro who was having his first run at the picnics. Jacksparrow got the nod in the photo giving Adam Bodey a treble and driving a final nail into the bookies bags. Although not favourite he was the more heavily backed contender in the final stages of betting.

Full results and stewards reports available.

Next Meeting Healesville 12th January 2008

Forthcoming Meeting Alexandra Saturday 19th January 2008
Legends are made at Alexandra Race Club.  Rumor has it that Ned Kelly may have attended in the 1860’s.  In 2008, enjoy the Pick of the Picnics at Alex.  Make us part of your Australian heritage. Alex’s first meeting of the season is the True Blue Family Fun Day  on  Saturday Jan 19.   Gates open at Noon, first race just after 1pm.  There are 6 local races including the feature race, The Fruits of Summer Cup, Heat 5 of the CRV Sprinters’ Series sponsored by local stone fruit growers, Cherry King, Christopher’s and Koala Country Orchards. This will be a keenly sought after heat as horses vie for a place in the richly rewarded series final. Bookmakers and Tote operating on local, Melbourne and Interstate races.

There is fun for the whole family. The world renown Alex Race Club Brumby Races for any kiddies 12 and under will go ahead. EI can’t stop us from conducting this prestigious event. Only the bold, brave and beautiful can ride.  Berry Street will also provide a range of other activities for children and everyone will enjoy music from the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective as they tiptoe through a wonderful day of racing.

BYO or buy all your refreshments on course at the Afternoon ea Stall, Lion’s Club Bar & BBQ or from Red Ned.  For more information checkout our new website on www.alexandraraceclub.com.au

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