Jockey Craig Robertson has ridden three winners at Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club's Spring Carnival Ladies' Day meeting.By Hannah Driscoll
A glorious day greeted racegoers on Saturday for Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club’s Spring Carnival Ladies’ Day.
The big winner for the meeting was jockey Craig Robertson after he rode three consecutive winners, races two to four.
Robertson, whose mother recently died, won the second race, a 1000
He followed up by winning the feature race, the 3000
It was the first 3000
Robertson gave Kavanagh his second win of the day in race four, a 0-58 handicap, with four-year-old gelding Joint Initiative.
The opening race of the day, a 1400
The club also paid tribute to a Goulburn Valley Race Club life member with race five being the Jack ‘‘Spider’’ O’Toole Maiden Plate in what would have been O’Toole’s 100th year.
Members of his family were on hand to present the trophy to the winning trainer of Finnegan Beginegan, Bendigo’s Paul Banks and owner (and Banks’ son) Josh.
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President Michael Toll was fairly happy with how the day went.
‘‘Being the first time in that role I thought it was okay,’’ he said.
‘‘We haven’t done comparisons with last year as far as numbers and as far as profit goes, but I think generally the day was pretty well-supported.’’
It was the first meeting for the new-look racing committee, which included newcomers Dawn Perry and Rhys Holleran.
Holleran, the chief executive of Southern Cross Austereo, owns property near Arcadia Downs and Toll said he became involved in the club through ‘‘word of mouth’’, but had not been given a specific role yet.
Holleran also had two runners at the meeting.
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