Cowra Harness Racing Club president Darryl Davis says he’s hugely impressed with the nominations for Sunday’s 10-race meeting.
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The non-TAB event is the first of two Sunday meetings, giving the town’s harness racing participants plenty of opportunity to score a win on their home track.
Davis described Sunday’s nominations as unbelievable, considering Goulburn Paceway is hosting a TAB meeting on Sunday as well, and proudly revealed each race will feature a horse trained locally.
“It should be a really good day with 10 races. We have some really nice horses running.
“It’ll be good to see the locals in action at their home track, they should go alright.
“I’m wrapped with the fields. There’s $6,000 on offer at Goulburn down the road but we’ve attracted massive nominations and had to cater for another two races. Ours is a non-TAB with $2,000 per race.”
Davis, himself, has Dot Ayou prepared for her 48th career start and is confident she can register her sixth victory in the Lachlan Engineering Services Pace (2110m). This race also features two pacers from the stable of Monique Parsons – Partnersinvancelot and Pacific Paradise.
The latter, a six-year-old gelding of 51 starts, is carrying form into Sunday’s assignment having recorded two wins and two placings in his last four starts. Headlining the program is four heats of the Sam Agostino Memorial, with the first and second placegetters in each event progressing to next Sunday’s $10,000 final as well as the two fastest third placegetters.
The memorial final will be one of the feature races on the Carnival of Cups program at the following weekend – the day’s $12,240 Tri Tech Mother’s Day will the main event.
“It shows that good old Cowra Paceway still has a lot of respect in the region. Hopefully we can generate some more interest,” Darryl Davis said in regards to the amount of nominations the race day’s received.
“Next week is when the big money is on offer with our Carnival of Cups program.”
Trainers from Cowra and surrounds will feature horses from their stables in each race.
Trainers include Brian Thronhill, Shannon Rye, Monique Parsons, Darryl Davis, Colin Fliedner, Neville Condon, Gregory Cattell and Luke Hooper as well as number of leading trainers including the Turnbull contingent.
Racing starts from 12pm.
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