Note: The Healesville Cup meeting has been re-scheduled to 19th March 2011 & meeting added on the 9th April.
Weekly Picnic Racing report by racecaller Victoria Shaw.
So you think you can tip a winner at the picnics ? They have annual awards for jockeys, trainers, horses etc. so why not one for the punters on the circuit ! Peter Bon's PicnicBet.com has offered sponsorship for the event and will provide the 1st prize of a Hisense LCD 26" TV. How to Play- Rules can be found under the Discussions Tab on the Picnic Racing Facebook page.
It is Free to enter so why not have a go and see who is the smartest tipster at the picnics.
Two Big Meetings Coming Up
This coming week will host two big picnic race meetings that should not be missed. On Australia Day this Wednesday Balnarring will conduct its Cup Meeting which is always a great day. As this meeting attracts a large crowd it is advisable to get to the track early.
Balnarring is followed up next Saturday by the Yea Cup. A pleasant 1.5 hours drive from Melbourne through the ranges to one of the most picturesque tracks on the circuit this meeting is certainly worth the trip. Why not make a weekend of it and visit the surrounding district and wineries !!
Girls Day out at Woolamai
The female jockeys just about took all of the chocolates at yesterday's Woolmai meeting winning 5 of the 6 races. The depth and talent of the girls has increased steadily over recent years and many have gone on from the picnics to forge successful careers in the professionals.
Yesterday saw a double from both Caitlin Jones and Danielle Daniel with Angela Bence have her first race ride and winning on Wonderfulcolours.