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From the committee at Wellington Race Club good luck to all Trainers and Jockeys in 2017!
NEW COMMITTEE FOR 2017
Ian Darney is back in the Presidents chair for the fourth year in a row and why not after a successful year at the track. The club is in a really good position with the countdown on to the Wellington Boot on the 11th and 12th of March 2017. With the prize money increased to $150k for the Boot and Country Championships race it should attract some well known Trainers & Jockeys to the big weekend of country racing at it's best. Peter Barton has stayed on as Treasurer and Lisa Hodges as Secretary. Thank you to Andrew Ferguson for his efforts over the years and good luck in the future. Andrew has stepped down from Vice President and is leaving the Wellington area for a scenery change so we welcome Malcolm Brown and Jared Wykes as the new Vice Presidents.
Thank you to all those that helped out over the last year, we could not have done it without you! Watch this space for new and exciting things coming soon to the Wellington Race Club.
IAN GIFFIN RECEIVES HONOUR AT THE NSW COUNTRY & PROVINCIAL RACING AWARDS
TWO IN A ROW FOR GREG RYAN
Record crowds have battled the heat at our annual Wellington Boot Racing Carnival and Country Championship Qualifier. With 7500 people coming through the gate on Sunday, cheering was in the air with the main two races at the end of the day. Greg Ryan has glided home on Alitterate to win his second Boot in a row and his third Boot win overall with all winners trained by Pat Farrell from Muscwellbrook.
Pera Pera has won the Country Championship Qualifier just ahead of Iron Blue and these two horses are now off to Randwick for the final of the Championships. Both horses are definately a chance at winning the final.
The Chestnut Filly that was up for grabs was drawn on Sunday and the winning ticket went to John Robertson from Bacchus Marsh Victoria and has chosen to keep the Filly by Snippetson.