by John Kennedy
Picnic racing in the high country over the Labour Day weekend focuses on the Hinnomunjie track midway between Omeo and Benambra on the Saturday and at Swifts Creek for the Tambo Valley meeting on Monday.
This year the Hinnomunjie meeting drew a big crowd in delightful weather with good fields limited by only six jockeys available to take rides.
Anthony Boyd rode a double winning the Hinnomunjie Cup on Champion Chestnut and Danielle Daniel rode a treble winning again on Mr Martindale for Alec and Reg Manning and riding a double for Bob Triplow on Go Zam and Ready for Kerry who were both last start winners at the Drouin meeting.
The only other winning rider was Mathew Corbisiero who was successful having only his second ride at the picnics having just gained his ticket to ride.
The storm and rains hit the night after the races and this washed out Monday’s meeting at Swifts Creek.
Full results for Hinnomunjie available here. Visit the picture gallery.