Alexandra Saturday 29th March 2008 Bagpipes and Brass Band at the Races
The final picnic race meeting at Alexandra and the last picnic race meeting for Racing Victoria 2008 season, will be held on Saturday 29th March at Alexandra.
The entire meeting will be sponsored by the O’Brien Family and by Tony Noonan Racing Stables. It promises to be a great day of racing and entertainment. In keeping with the Highland Fling theme for the day, lone piper Ian McMillan from the Hawthorn Pipe band, will be present to continue the high quality of musical entertainment always offered at the Alexandra races. In addition to Ian, the evergreen Alexandra Brass Band, who are always favourites at the races, will also be performing.
As well as the racing entertainment, the Alexandra Race Club conducts a raffle drawn on the day towards the end of the racing events. The prize of $500 means all tickets are usually sold prior to the draw.
As Saturday 29th March is the final meeting of the season, it is the trainers last chance to win the $500 Alexandra Leading Trainer Award 2008. With only one meeting remaining, this award is still up for grabs. Trainers Adam Bodey and Kane Harris are tied in top place, with Charmaine Barnes close behind, setting up an exciting competition for the last meeting to determine the eventual winner. In the 2008 Alexandra Leading Rider Award, jockey Adam Bodey has edged in front of Kane Harris to be the front runner going into the final meeting.
So there will lots of action both on and off the track at the Highland Fling race meeting. Bring the family early and set up your favourite spot trackside or under the cool shady trees. BYO supplies or indulge your family with the onsite offerings. Savour the beautiful wines from Fergusson’s Winery, enjoy a BBQ feast and beer from the Lions Club, the tempting afternoon tea available from Vivienne or a delicious treat from the ice cream van. Check out the race club’s website for details: www.alexandraraceclub.com.au
The proposed final meeting of the season at Pakenham on Saturday, April 12th has been abandoned due to the fact that Yarra Glen will be having their meeting transferred to Pakenham on April 19th and track usage is an issue. The final meeting for the Picnic Racing 2007-2008 season will be held at Alexandra on Saturday, March 29th 2008.