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Healesville Report 12th January 2008
A fine day in the mid twenties helped to attract a large crowd to the Healesville meeting. A welcome change of luck for the club given they have been dogged with bad weather days the last couple of seasons. The opening event saw Seamstress have an easy win after coming to the picnics from the professionals as a $1.80 favourite.

The second saw Jessica Moroni ride a patient race behind the two more experienced riders in Adam Bodey and Geoff Brunsdon who decided to go early and left themselves sitting ducks for Baltic Storm who came home strongly over the top relishing the extra ground.

The third went to Blue Dress who won well again after its very easy win last time out at Woolamai. Settling at the rear of the field this 4yo mare rounded them up and came home too strongly for the courageous Tate Modern.
 
Jessica Moroni on Baltic Storm outrides her opponents to win. Video courtesy of Video Air Services, servicing all your picnic video & photography needs.
 
The fourth went to Purge and brought up a double for Jessica Moroni who once again showed lots of patience and was able to get her mount into a good position on the fence behind the pace. Hurricane Sal was heavily backed in the race but was slow away from the barrier and failed to create a storm finishing at the rear.

The fifth race was a very easy victory to the improving Eureka Jet who after winning well at Pakenham on New Years Day went on with the job and bolted in, landing another one for favourite backers.

The final event saw another heavily backed favourite win the race with Nothin' But a Star getting the money with Julie Conron on board. Backed from $1.80 to $1.50 there were no doubts in the running and this horse won with something in hand.

Yet another day where favourites won four out of the six events continuing the trend of recent times. Results and Stewards Reports are now available and some photo updates have been placed in the Gallery for the meeting. We return to racing at Alexandra this Saturday which would be welcome for the Club after not racing last season due to the drought.

Next 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 the clubs new website on www.alexandraraceclub.com.au

Woolamai Sunday 20th January 2008
A "double header" this weekend with Woolamai on the Sunday makes it a big weekend for picnic racing.




             
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