Mount Gambier Harness Racing Club
Sunday, 28th December 2014

Sponsored by ~
Opperman Thoroughbred Racing Stables &
South Australian Lobster Company

On Sunday, we welcomed back the Greenfield family’s experienced pony trotter, Minty, who is no newcomer to the track but she was paired for the first time with third season driver Jessica Shepherd. The first race on the schedule was sponsored by the Opperman Family with the second race being the Millicent Cup and kindly sponsored by South Australian Lobster Company.


Our first race for the night was sponsored by the Opperman Family and was tightly contested and all ponies were keen to race. One of our newer teams, Nicola Bowditch and her pony Jerry flew off their front mark at the get go, taking out the win. Second over the line was Lucy accompanied by her young driver Keeley Formosa. The rest of the field stormed home in a bunch, with Blaze and Amber Formosa getting across the line for third place, a worthy mention to the consistent combination Slim Dusty who was driven flawlessly by Stacey Barker, Jackim and Jacob Opperman were next over the line, followed by Pee Wee Penny with Evie Sealey, and last across the line was our most recent pairing Jessica Shepherd and Minty.


The second race was the Millicent Cup proudly sponsored by South Australian Lobster Company who kindly donated a rug and trophy for the winner and for second and third place. Ponies and drivers were re-handicapped to their needs which brought upon competitiveness between pony and driver combinations for this big race on the agenda. First place in this race went to back markers Minty and Jessica Shepherd who fought for the win until the finish line. Second in this race went to Blaze and his driver Amber Formosa, who were only a nose behind our winners. Third went to Lucy and Keeley Formosa, followed by Jerry (Nicola Bowditch), Smoky and Millie Beveridge, Jackim (Jacob Opperman), Pee Wee Penny (Evie Sealey) followed by Slim Dusty (Stacey Barker).

Congratulations to all drivers and ponies and a special thanks to the Opperman Family, K & S Fuels and South Australian Lobster Company for sponsoring the Pony Trots. In a fortnight we will conduct the Shepherd Family pony trot followed by The Tackroom- Saddleworld handicap.