Echuca trainer Faye McEwan enjoyed a second win in a row with gelding Pieces Of A Dream.
At Echuca’s harness meeting on Thursday, Merrigum trainer/driver Brett Bunfield was successful with gelding Yerrington Bob in the Dinki Di Houseboats three-year-old pace over 2160m, leading throughout from gate two in accounting for Shez A Spy (three back the markers) and Kamwood Dawn (one/three – three wide last lap) in a rate of 2:03.7.
Kyabram trainer Tom O’Shea’s eight-year-old gelding Macuenroad won the Dorrie Schmedje Trotters Handicap for T0 or better class over 2530m.
Driven by Nathan Jack, Macuenroad settled three back in the moving line after starting from the 30m mark, moving to be outside the leader Maori Vacation also from 30m in the final lap.
With the pair going head and head on turning, Macuenroad prevailed by a nose in 2:06.9, with Robbie Zuve third after trailing the runner-up.
Undera trainer/driver Paul Dunn has six-year-old mare Iamnotabindi racing in peak form and landed the Leigh Kent Memorial Pace for C3 and C4 class over 2160m.
Trapped wide from gate five, Iamnotabindi was taken back at the start to be near last on settling, before moving forward when the pace slowed to park outside the heavily backed leader All About Art.
Surging past the pacemaker in the last lap, Iamnotabindi outstayed her rivals to register a 1.4m victory over Giveusagrin, which followed her home after death-seating from gate two before gaining cover at the bell.
Sly Fantasy finished third after trailing the weakening leader. The mile rate 2:01.9.
Echuca trainer Faye McEwan brought up two wins in succession with seven-year-old gelding Pieces Of A Dream in the Alabar Echuca Pacing Cup pacers handicap for C1 or better class over 2130m.
Taking a concession for Zac Phillips, Pieces Of A Dream possied three back in the running line after starting from the 10m mark.
Set alight three wide in the final circuit, Pieces Of A Dream ran home strongly to defeat a death-seating Laughing Holme by 4m in 2:03.2, with Satisfied Grin (one/one) third.
Kangaroo Flat trainer Tim Mannix would have been delighted when Kiwi bred four-year-old gelding Stormy Tara greeted the judge in the Christies Welding Services Pace for C0 class over 2160m.
Driven by Leigh Sutton, Stormy Tara from gate four on the second line spent most of the race mid-field in the moving line, before trailing Sudden Smile home three wide from the bell.
Taken four wide in the last lap, Stormy Tara proved to be too strong at the finish for a death-seating Magic Ace and Shanira which led in a rate of 2:05.4.
It was Stormy Tara’s first victory since crossing the Tasman late last year.
An armed bandit robbed a fast-food restaurant at knife-point yesterday morning.
It’s been a long journey for Tim Roadley but his dream of creating a multi-sport endurance event on the Murray River is now going to be a reality.
It was a big day for Jye McNeil on Sunday, not only celebrating his 19th birthday, but riding a double at the Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club’s meeting, including the big one, the Vraca and Varapodio Italian Plate (1600 m), on the Gerald Egan-trained Jetconi.
Echuca Football Club has signed Joel Magnabosco and Kane Morris for next season.
On Friday Rochester’s St Joseph’s Primary School opened a time capsule which was buried in the 1980s.
Waste collection in Campaspe Shire will change for two weeks during the festive season.
Valley Park Farms' egg production facility is expected to increase production and staff after a $100 000 Victorian Government grant.
Murchison’s Jane Spencer’s first exhibition It Just Dawned On Me will be on show in Shepparton in the first half of next year.
Lisa Milligan has started a new dog grooming business in Heathcote to help fund her Wild ABout Wildlife centre in Kilmore.
Alistair Davey will return to his roots to teach Cobram Primary children the joy of music.
Federal Member for Farrer Sussan Ley says plans are in the works on how to get natural gas to Deniliquin.
New Transport Accident Commission research has revealed why some young country drivers habitually take risks on regional roads.
Benalla Racing Club is hosting a Kids’ Race Day for Down Syndrome Victoria after general manager Bradley Thomas and his wife Brie’s son Lewis was diagnosed with Down syndrome this year.
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