(Saturday 26 December, 2015)
The Goulburn Harness Racing club will host an afternoon of action packed racing during this Monday’s Boxing Day holiday. With the club teaming up with the Crookwell Community Trust, a tremendous community based charity that provides financial support to those facing tragedy and financial hardship in the Upper Lachlan Shire, all involved are hoping the Christmas spirit of giving will prevail as the trust strives to raise funds to help those not so fortunate.
To ensure the success of the race day, the Goulburn club increased prize money for half the program and was rewarded with 8 very interesting and promising races. All those attending on the day are being asked to donate $10 on entry, and with the money being collected by Crookwell Community Trust committee members, all can be assured that every last cent will go to people who face genuine hardships.
The afternoon of entertainment will also include mini trotting by the Canberra Club and local vocalist Kerri O’Keefe will perform throughout the afternoon. With some of the best spectator facilities in New South Wales, we urge all to come out and enjoy and wonderful afternoon whilst knowing they are contributing to a very important cause.
On the racing scene a couple of races stand out. Race 1, the $5,300 Crookwell IGA Encouragement Stakes, will see the Amy Day trained and driven Modern Admirer go to the start as the public elect. Very well graded, the 5 year old mare was first across the line at Canberra last month and is well placed to lead throughout in Monday’s race.
In race 8, the last of the afternoon, Smokin Bird from the Belinda & Luke McCarthy stable looks a very interesting runner having previously started in the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks. In her only Australian start the 4yo Bettors Delight mare started an odds-on favourite when a narrowly beaten second at Menangle when the winner posted a 1:53.4 mile.
The mare will appreciate the longer 2240 metre distance of this race and should prove very hard to beat. Last start winner Outlaw Fella from the Dennis Day stable looks the hardest to beat.
The afternoon’s racing is brought to fans by the kind generosity of Crookwell IGA, McGeechans Farm Supplies, Australian Wool Network, Hillden Poll Dorset Stud, Gullen Range Wind Farm, Virbac Australia, Craig’s Furniture One, and Divalls Earthmoving. The Goulburn Harness Racing club and the Crookwell Community Trust extend their generosity and encourage all fans to support these wonderful businesses.
Gates to the course will be open from 12.30 pm and the club encourages all to come out for a great afternoon of competitive and interesting racing, and to experience the wonderful facilities of the Grace Millson Function Centre. Enjoy quality food and a wide range of cold alcoholic and soft drinks whilst watching all the racing action in air conditioned comfort.