It was a warm day at Goulburn races on Thursday and the action on track was just as hot with the locals dominating the seven-race program.
The feature race on the day was the Fred Cooper Cup, named after the club stalwart and local tablelands racing identity, and fittingly it was a horse trained on the track that won the race.
Salesman, trained by Sarah Murray-Leslie, delivered a strong on pace victory over a mile in the main race with apprentice Jean Van Overmeire in the saddle. The winning margin a commanding 3 ¾ lengths to runner up Lightning Nic.
Tash Burleigh continued her good form of late, producing Territorial to win race two on the card ridden by Adam Hyeronimus. The gelding has now won two of his last three starts. The popular Goulburn trainer delivered another “was meant to be” result by winning the Shireen Sieler Memorial Race. Ms Sieler was a long time former employee of the race club who passed away suddenly last year.
The always producing Danny Williams stable rounded out the trifecta of wins for local trainers on the day. The stable won the fifth race with its promising three-year-old, El Mo. The horse was ridden astutely by Nick Heywood.
John Bateman tried hard to secure the club’s fourth win on the card with his lightly raced filly Nicconita. She finished runner up in the last race of the day to the impressive winner Oria (trained by Joe Pride).
Goulburn District Race Club would like to thank the Goulburn community for its patronage and support in 2017 and extends its Christmas wishes to all.
Robyn Fife CEO – Goulburn Race Club
Ph 02 48 222222