Mount Gambier Harness Racing Club
Friday, 23rd January 201

Sponsored by ~
Shepherd Family & Pony Trots Parents and Supporters


Greenwald Paceway saw tightly contested races between the six of the young determined Pony Trot drivers and their ponies who lined up for the first race being sponsored by Neil and Helen Shepherd Family and the second pony race kindly sponsored by Pony Trots parents and supporters . There were a few driver changes with Evie Sealey aboard Lucy and her sister Courtney Sealey was paired up with Pee Wee Penny. New pair Stacey Barker and Blaze looked like a promising combination.


Front marker Lucy (Evie Sealey), took the lead early, with Jerry (Nicola Bowditch) chasing hard. However backmarkers Jackim (Jacob Opperman) and Minty (Jessica Shepherd) were quickly approaching the field. Pee Wee Penny (Courtney Sealey) drew the rest of the field closer to the leader but were unable to be in the placings. First place went to talented team Jackim and Jacob Opperman who had confessed earlier that the help received from his mum and dad during the week assisted with this much improved run. Behind the leader were Jerry and Nicola Bowditch ahead of Blaze and Stacey Barker then Lucy and Evie Sealey with Minty (Jessica Shepherd) and Pee Wee Penny (Courtney Sealey) failed to make enough ground needed to take out the win.


The second race was much more competitive with ponies re-handicapped to their requirements. Mid- fielders Blaze (Barker) were drawing backmarkers, Jackim (Opperman) and Minty (Shepherd) toward the rest of the field.  However Blaze and Minty were soon overtaken and Jackim and Pee Wee Penny were in hot pursuit of the finish line. Jackim and Jacob Opperman took out yet another win ahead of Pee Wee Penny for Courtney Sealey, Lucy (E. Sealey), Jerry (N Bowditch), and Blaze (S Barker) and last over the line was Minty and Jessica Shepherd.