Races back at Woolamai
THE Woolamai and District Racing Club will again hold a meeting on the New Year’s Day public holiday in January 2017, which is welcome news.
After losing the race meeting in 2016, club secretary Bev Carmichael said it is nice to see it returned to the club.
“Woolamai is very pleased to have the Monday, January 2 meeting this season. It is a public holiday and we should get a good crowd with all the holiday makers in the area,” she said.
“I am sure the locals will support us, as everyone was very disappointed when they took the New Years Day meeting off us in 2016.”
The club’s season begins on Saturday, November 26 which will again include the ladies bracelet race, sponsored by the Kramer Family in memory of their friend TJ.
“It always proves to be very popular with female jockeys who receive a nice piece of jewellery for the winning ride,” Ms Carmichael said.
Woolamai Cup day is on Saturday, February 4 and is once again sponsored by Alex Scott and Staff.
“Sponsorship, at very reasonable rates, is still available at some of our race meetings,” Ms Carmichael said.
“It is a great way to surprise a friend who is having a birthday, anniversary or getting married. We have even had a race as a wedding proposal, and she said ‘yes’.”
Ms Carmichael said since the last meeting on April 19, the race track was completely renovated and sown with new grasses.
“It has been very wet but we have been able to keep it cut and hopefully with some fine weather, it will be in top condition for our first meeting,” she said.
“We have six race meetings each picnic season and as far as we know this will stay the same for the next few years. The race dates for the picnic clubs generally stay pretty much the same for each season.”
The Woolamai racecourse is situated in a very picturesque rural setting at the foot of the Woolamai Hills and boasts a lovely shaded area under the lovely old Elm trees.
“People know if they come to Woolamai on a warm day they will be able to find a great spot under the trees,” Ms Carmichael said.
“It is a laid back, friendly atmosphere with entertainment for the children and people enjoy being able to get close enough to watch the horses in the mounting yard and stall area.
“The local sporting and community groups that run the kiosks and bars are well known for the wonderful job they do and the reasonable prices charged.”
Entry fee for race days is only $10 and $15 on cup day, with children 16 and under free.
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