Stony jumps well into season
DESPITE the cool, somewhat blustery weather, crowds flocked to Stony Creek’s first race meeting since significant drainage works were completed early in the year.
All of their traditional services, including food, exciting racing, chilled beverages, and punting with both TAB and bookmakers were available on the day.
Camp Australia was also in attendance on the day, providing heaps of fun activities for kids of all ages.
Racing Club chief executive, Ralph Gallagher, said the meeting was a stunning success.
“The meeting highlighted the enthusiasm families have for racing, with entertainment for the kids and a picnic atmosphere evident. We counted more than 400 children at the meeting,” Mr Gallagher said.
“The track was in excellent condition with the Dead 4 rating well received by the trainers, stewards and jockeys.”
Mr Gallagher pointed out the number of community groups which directly benefit from racing at Stony Creek. This included the Stony Creek and MDU Football clubs, the Mirboo North and Meeniyan Pony Clubs, Foster rotary, the Fish Creek Netball Club and the Combined Women’s Committee.
The next race day is this Monday, January 7.
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