Temora had only 9 races for their first day meeting for the winter months, but it was a nice day and the races were all good with no scratching’s on the card. The gate money from the day will be donated to Legacy, and the major race on the card is for those men and women who served, fought and even died for their country- Lest We Forget Stakes.
Race 1 Maidens on Gallipoli over 330m saw a no race as the boxes opened early and the dogs all went around as usual.
Race 2 Bill Cross winter warmers 1-4 wins 330m saw Little Whacko win for Leonard Holmes of Wagga in 19.32 by 5 ½ lengths to Hartley Hoover and Dusty Willow
Race 3, Railway Hotel 457m Maiden had Dusty Brothers win for Alita Funnell of Mandurama in 26.94 by 1 length to Black Heist and Mallee Pearl
Race 4, George Bishop Building FFA 330m saw a top field of 8 dogs walk to the boxes, Extreme Chance won for the Roy family in 19.24 from Wallendbeen beating the placers by a neck, Beegumbah Burst and Donna’s Desire
Race 5, Houlaghans Valley Wines 457m stake was taken out by Who Said That for the delighted McGovern family of Temora in a time of 26.59 by ¼ of a length to Surfing Sally and Stagecoach Mary (pictured)
Race 6, was the main race of the day with guests from the RSL sub branch attending to rug the dog and congratulate the winning trainer. Lest We Forget Stake was run over the 457m and was dedicated to all the men and women who were there for their country during war.
Tom Horn was the favourite and won in a close finish. Tom Horn trained by the Roy family from Wallendbeen won in 26.50 by a head beating Avondale Fox and Ubobo in a thrilling race. Bob Costello rugged the winning dog, and gave a bottle of wine supplied by Houlaghans Valley Wines.
Race 7, Delta Agribusiness 4/5th grade 330m saw Last One Left win for trainer Rick McKinnon of Temora in 19.28 by 3 ¾ of a length to Rear Chance and Jackson Mac.
Race 8, Millers Embroidery and Trophies was won by Hartley Power for Trevor Robinson from Hartley in 19.59 by 2 lengths beating Little Hemi and Cape Skyblue
Race 9, Reinholds Butchers 330m stake saw Mallee Trumos win for Graham Thurkettle from Harden in 19.31 by 4 ½ lengths to Predemonic and Hartley Matt.
Temora will race again on 13th May , hope to see you all then