The Goulburn club kicks off its second half of the season with an afternoon program of harness racing this Friday 23 April.
A strong 8 race card has been assembled and race 1, the Goulburn Livestock Transport Trotters Mobile, is scheduled to start at 12.32pm.
The race shapes as a very interesting affair with Mount Fairy trainer Grant Forrest lining up impressive last start winner Orlando Storm. The Chestnut mare takes on a couple of city class trotters in So Awesome and Viksun.
On that occasion, Orlando Storm contested an Up to 65 class trotters’ race at Canberra and demolished her opposition winning by more than 53 metres. She has drawn the second row on Friday but with Cameron Hart retaining the driver she will prove very hard to hold out.
So Awesome is a former Victorian trotter who has had just the one start for Menangle trainer Jack Trainor. Recently she finished third at Menangle when sent out a $2.50 favourite. Drawn inside of the second row, So Awesome will prove hard to beat as will Viksun and another of the Forrest trained runners in Sally Em.
The afternoon of racing also remembers the contributions of Jack and Julie Webb to the Goulburn Club. Recognised as life members, Jack Webb has since passed away with Julie returning to live in Sydney.
Named in Jack Webbs honour, Jacks Last Hoo Raa contests race 5 of the afternoon, the Jack and Julie Webb Appreciation Benstud Pace. Drawn in gate 2, Jacks Last Hoo Raa appeals as a strong chance for trainer Len Clements and owner James Webb.
Gates to the Goulburn Paceway will be open from 12 noon and the club’s committee invites all harness fans to come out and experience the wonderful facilities of the Grace Millson Centre. Enjoy quality food and a wide range of cold alcoholic and soft drinks whilst watching all the racing action in comfort.
Goulburn harness racing is brought to fans by the kind support of Tabcorp, Goulburn Soldiers Club, Hollingworth Crane Hire Service, Randwick Equine Centre, Southern Highlands Equine Centre, Sun Solutions Goulburn, Benstud, RSM Accountants, and a host of smaller businesses including Top Water Carters Crookwell, First National Real Estate Goulburn, Goulburn Livestock Transport, Landmark Southern Livestock Agenices , J A Communications, Crust Gourmet Pizza, Glen Mia ACT Saddlery, and ASPIRE Traffic Offender Course.
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Race 1: GOULBURN LIVESTOCK TRANSPORT TROTTERS MOBILE:
TIPS: 10 Orlando Storm, 9 So Awesome, 5 Viksun, 4 Sally Em
Race 2: CRUST GOURMET PIZZA GOULBURN 2YO PACE:
TIPS: 3 Western Line, 2 Excelente, 7 Keilor Baby Shark, 6 Paintmeareason
Race 3: HOLLINGWORTH CRANE HIRE SERVICES MAIDEN PACE:
TIPS: 7 Honor Bender, 1 Piccadilly Pop, 9 Star Regal, 5 Street Writer
Race 4: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS EQUINE CENTRE PACE:
TIPS: 5 Strong Response, 1 Sunofasis, 2 Bettor Keep Rocking, 9 Shoobees Charm
Race 5: JACK & JULIE WEBB APPRECIATION BENSTUD PACE:
TIPS: 10 Braeview Fella, 2 Jacks Last Hoo Raa, 5 Bently Bullet, 9 I Am Speed
Race 6: SUN SOLUTIONS GOULBURN PACE:
TIPS: 2 Merrywood Lynn, 8 Presidentialattack, 9 Major Obahma, 7 Western Belle
Race 7: GOULBURN SOLDIERS CLUB PACE:
TIPS: 1 Jenelles Tristar, 2 Hellofalass, 6 Bracken Warrior, 3 Jigamaroo
Race 8: TAB LONG MAY WE PLAY PACE:
TIPS: 9 Arma Naughty, 5 Ananais, 6 Zhukov Leis, 2 Bolta