Bingara races again attract numbers

February 18, 2010

Racegoers took advantage of the overcast weather and turned out in good numbers for the Bingara District Jockey Club Bingara Cup meeting recently.

Rain on Friday night gave the track a final watering, and Saturday turned on exactly the conditions predicted by Jockey Club President, Sinclair Munro.

The Booroomooka Angus Stud Bingara Cup was won by Runaway Shadow, trained by Wayne Oakenfull, and ridden by Danny Frahm, who stood in for the appointed jockey who was unable to attend.

The day appeared a good one for the on-course bookmakers, with no  favourites among first place winners.
 
This was fifth Bingara Cup win for Frahm who rode hs first Bingara Cup winner in 1972.

The day appeared a good one for the on-course bookmakers, with no  favourites among first place winners.

The Bingara Pharmacy Maiden Place was won by Nathan Sinclair trained Pets Jewel, from Solid Silver and Young Gypsy.

Slammed, riden by Lee Menser and trained by Lesley Jeffriess, stormed home in the H. Roy Miller Benchmark 45 Handicap, ahead of Susan Jane nd Dancing Royal, all in front of favourite Binda Belle.

The McGregor’s Agricultural Services Maiden Handicap was won by Master Jay, trained by Peter Sinclair and ridden by Teresa Nikora.

Danny Frahm rode the Fastest Indian to a win for trainer Ian Cook in the Campbell’s Fuel Supply Benchmark 45 Handicap.  Kid Paleface ran second, ahead of favourite, Tellyas.

Bingara Races 2010

Fashions in the Field judge, Mrs. Shaun Pascoe of the Tamworth boutique Concepts, part of the Hannas of Armidale group, had a difficult task judging the nominations in the Fashions in the Field.

The competition has been embraced with enthusiasm by local race goers. Competition organiser, Bronwyn Neate said another category will be introduced next year for ladies, and finalists in the men’s sections will be called upon to escort the ladies for the final judging.