The RACV Summer Cup along with the Michael Toohey Memorial Vicbred Pace and John Brooks Memorial Trotters Handicap will feature on Cobram harness racing’s program today.January 16, 2013 4:00am
The RACV Summer Cup along with the Michael Toohey Memorial Vicbred Pace and John Brooks Memorial Trotters Handicap will feature on Cobram harness racing’s program today.
Honouring two of the club’s highly valued and long serving committeemen from the past era, the memorial races bearing their names are a tribute to two fine gentlemen, who never sought acclamation, but were the first to put their hand up when there was work to be done.
The voluntary contribution of these two men was second to none and spanned countless years; their names now stand side by side on the life members’ roll of honour.
The club is most appreciative to Vin Toohey and Glenice Brooks who have generously provided trophies for the memorial races.
The field in the RACV Summer Cup is all class with some of the state’s leading reinsmen at the helm.
No doubt the David Farrar and Riley Fortin team will be out to repeat their November success in the Barooga Sports Club Pace Final with Gangster Boy.
Having drawn barrier three they are in the prime position if all goes to plan to take home the inscribed rug and trophy sponsored by Cobram Resort.
Stephen Boyington driving Lombo Break Thru is certain not to let his Kialla rivals have it all their own way and could snatch his second Cobram win in three weeks.
Likewise in the Michael Toohey Memorial, the Farrar/Fortin duo will be hoping to complete a double for the afternoon with My Mums A Star.
However, dual leaders at this point of time in the Drivers Premiership, Nathan Jack behind Only A Copy and Chris Alford on Dicky Beach, will not let them have it all their own way as they seek to add to their Premiership points.
Skilled trainer and reinsman of Starlight Lee, John Newberry looks to have the John Brooks Memorial Trotters Handicap in his keeping if his charge steps away cleanly.
— Bob Watson
Doyles Rd-Midland Hwy roundabout works completed
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
CLAIRE Murphy came home the other day.
BE LIKE Barry — the video by Campaspe Shire to educate children about recycling — was launched at St Mary’s Primary School on Monday.
WYUNA’s Memorial Hall was filled with over 80 people for the recent launch of the Wyuna History Group’s third book by Wyuna History Group researcher Noel Thompson – Wyuna Honour Roll 1914-1918.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
WINE is meant to be enjoyed with good food and good friends.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
Deni’s Debutante Ball gurus Vicki Ackers and Deb O’Connor love working with youth.
Tuesday, August 16
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