Mount Gambier Harness Racing Club
Monday, 6th April 2015

The 6th of April  Easter Monday harness racing meeting saw wet conditions for the running of the prestigious pony Easter Cup. Dispite the wet weather, there was no stopping the junior drivers from getting a little mud on themselves though.

The first race for the afternoon was sponsored by Des and Heather Glynn, who have been providing their grandchildren with ponies for the past few seasons. Jackim and Jacob Opperman were back for this meeting after a break. The field of ponies were lead by Lucy and Keeley Formosa originally until the rest of the ponies reached them. First over the line went to Pee Wee Penny and Evie Sealey, second went Courtney Sealey and Blaze. Not far behind the leader was Marmalade and Stacey Barker. Slim Dusty couldn't catch the leaders and managed to recurve fourth place. Minty and Jessica Shepherd made ground enabling them to receive fifth placing ahead of Lucy and Keeley Formosa who couldn't stand the pressure from the rest of the ponies. Jerry and Nicola Bowditch were out of the placings in this race as well as Jackim and
Jacob Opperman who were taking it slow in this race.

Slim Dusty was off to a flying start with Marmade making ground at a steady pace during the Easter Cup. Jerry was quickly approaching Lucy, and overtook her. On the home straight Lucy drifted across the track with Blaze (Courtney Sealey), Pee Wee Penny and Evie Sealey and Jackim and Jacob Opperman at the back of the field. Slim Dusty and Amber Formosa blew everyone away and received first place, 
Marmalade and Stacey Barker was a close second and Minty and Jessica shepherd stormed home for a third.