Ten races on Wednesday 4 October.
Race 1 at 11.55am and race 10 at 5.14pm. Meeting includes the Lion Red Clubs Punters Challenge. Kaharau, in photo winning the Patrons Cup is in Race 10.
Lion Red Clubs and Wholesalers Punters Challenge
Nominations are still open for Clubs to register for the competition. Currently 12 teams from the following Clubs have been nominated:
Kawakawa RSA; Kaitaia RSA; Northland Club; Whanagrei RSA; Dargaville Club; Warkworth RSA; Kaihohe RSA; Kamo Club; and Ngunguru Sports Complex.
The current champion Club is Northland Club.
Ring the office on 09 432 7249 to nominate your Lion Red Club team.
Whangarei Bus Times
The free bus service from Whangarei will depart the following pick up points at these times:
Kamo Club 10.50; Kamo Hotel 10.55; Kensington Tavern 11.05; Rose St Bus Terminal 11.15; and Judge House of Ale 11.20am.
Review of runners
The meeting has attracted big numbers from leading stables. Leading the way is the Logan/Gibbs team with 14 acceptors followed by Autridge/Richards with 9, Baker/Forsman with 7, Peter Mckay and Stephen McKee both have six runners and Rae Racing stables and Nigel Tiley each with 5 runners.
The day kicks off with a small field of two-year-olds with the local interest will be strong about Our Prom King. The youngster is a half to Prom Queen and is int he same stable. A trial winner Our Prom King was recently scratched when he refused to be loaded at Counties.
The five maiden races from race four are packed with some very well trialled and bred horses in the very early stages of their careers. The best place to asses their chances will be on-course to see them and get a sense of the best backed runners. No doubt amongst these there will be a number to follow over the summer races at Ellerslie and Te Rapa.
New Meeting on November 17
It is anticipated that the NZ Racing Board will this week allocate this new date to the Club as the Dargaville track has been found to have not recovered from the renovation work carried over the winter. It is expected to be held as a Whangarei meeting with some slight distance changes.