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.
All Roads Headed to the Woolamai Cup....
On a perfect day for picnic racing it seemed like all roads must have been destined for the track given the massive crowd that turned out for the annual Woolamai Cup. The Committee of the Club who are all volunteers but work tirelessly have been continuing with improvements to make it more comfortable and there was none better than the new betting ring cover. They have really set the standard with this circus tent style cover that will keep patrons comfortable on those ineviatable hot summer days down the coast.
Some shots of the new betting ring cover and the fashions on the field competition.
There were capacity fields for the seven races and congratulations go to Reg Manning on landing this years Woolamai Cup with Phantom Flight. A long time supporter of picnic racing the Mannings are firing on all cylinders this season winning a number of races. Another important part of the team, jockey Danielle Daniel not only rode the winner but landed a double with High Czarmonty. This underrated rider has a winning percentage of 26% this season which is second to only top hoop Adam Bodey.
Danielle Daniel takes out the Woolamai Cup on
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Another major talent unearthed at the picnics is racecaller Benjamin Sporle who has skills in other areas than racecalling. Check out his picnic racing promotional video on YouTube that sums up many of this years events at the picnics.
Watching the video gives a real sense of the community that surrounds picnic racing and what makes it so popular. The casual atmosphere of the events and the people involved set it apart from all other racing.
Ben only began racecalling last season and has already made a name for himself. I expect most would be surprised to know when listening to the Woolamai Cup this is called by a 17 year old.