Goulburn and District Race Club first thoroughbred meeting for 2018

Goulburn and District Race Club held its first thoroughbred race meeting for 2018 on Monday, January 29.

Local trainers were quick to establish their home patch credentials for the new year.

From the seven races on the card, local gallopers managed to win two events and finish runner-up in another two races.

Hot on the back of a recent Highway Handicap win in Sydney, Goulburn twin sisters Emma and Lucy Longmire continued their recent good form by producing Riverset to win race four with apprentice Chelsea Macfarlane in the saddle.

Twin sisters Emma and Lucy Longmire, pictured with Ribs from Twin Star Racing in Goulburn. Stablemate Riverset won race 4 on Monday with apprentice Chelsea Macfarlane. Photo: GDRC

Twin sisters Emma and Lucy Longmire, pictured with Ribs from Twin Star Racing in Goulburn. Stablemate Riverset won race 4 on Monday with apprentice Chelsea Macfarlane. Photo: GDRC

But the highlight of the day was probably the popular one-two result in the last race on the program.  Goulburn trainers Scott Collings and Keith Dryden scored an overdue win with their tough mare Can She Kiss, while the John Bateman-trained Readabeel ran home strongly into the runner-up position.

Always a winning chance on home soil, the Danny Williams stable fell just short of securing a third win for the locals with his runners Hellyers Road and Delude. Both horses produced competitive efforts to finish runner-up in their respective events.

Goulburn and District Race Club chief executive Robyn Fife was pleased to have the club up and racing again, “first up from a spell,” in 2018.

“Monday’s meeting was the first of three over the next four weeks which really puts the racing spotlight back on our club and the Goulburn region,” Ms Fife said.

“With another race meeting on the 12th of February, and the SERA Country Championships Qualifier 12 days later on Saturday, February 24th, we are looking forward to hosting strong and exciting racing over the next month.”

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We are looking forward to hosting strong and exciting racing over the next month.

Goulburn and District Race Club CEO, Robyn Fife