A new feature of this Sunday’s opening trot meeting will be the opportunity for children to register to take part in a ride with one of the regular Pony Trot drivers in a dual sulky.
A table in the clubrooms will be manned by an RWWA official, Madi Brewer, for kids and their parents to register their interest, so if you are interested get there early. First race will be about 1.15pm so you need to enter before then.
The racing features the running of the Spry’s Meat Market King Coal Cup, a 2700m standing start event.
Budd Sindwinder (20m), Captain Proud (30m) and Our Bobby Dazzler (10m) have just finished excellent seasons at Busselton in standing start events and are well placed to continue with that form.
The John Martin Memorial Handicap over 2400m also has horses engaged who have performed well in Busselton.
Bianca Ashcroft’s Call Me Ernie won two races over that season and will be right in the thick of things, even with a 30m handicap. Another local, Hillbilly Time resumes after a short break off a 50m handicap.
A 2050m mobile event for level 5 horses looks like having a field with sound form. Shezlikaterror, Cyclone North, Salome and Natural Temptation have all been in good form in recent weeks.
Another standing start race sees good stand performers Sammys Ideal and Kamendable Lad engaged with another interesting runner in Gateway Express who opened his account with his first win last Sunday in Bridgetown as an 11-year-old!
A level 3 race has Semi Automatic and local Dollars and Cents engaged in what should be a keenly contested event.
If the 3yo event stands up, Dale Jackson’s Watch Me React will be well placed after his second in Bridgetown last week.
Other features of the season off the track are all the usual competitions. Once again there is a week’s holiday at Kalbarri Beach Resort on the Chocolate Wheel as well as lots of other prizes. The Kalbarri holiday will be won at every meeting.
The Pick 4 competition starts at a $200 Tote voucher this year for anyone clever enough to select the winners of races 2, 3, 4 and 5, while the $3000 Select The Order competition will be for anyone picking the correct finishing order of the horses in the King Coal Cup.
These three competitions can be entered via a voucher in the racebook. Kids can win a bike, all you have to do is be there when it is drawn.
The weather will be fine so put on your sunscreen and turn up at the Wallsend ground for a spectacular day of harness racing and fun.