Yea Picnic Race Meeting , Saturday 15/11/2014

Yea is  a lovely little track. Saturday was the first meeting for the season. They’ve been racing at Yea since 1881 and on the current track since 1904.

There was some work done  on the course during the off season with improvements including shading over the betting ring. Though today was cool and overcast on the hotter days coming this shading will be greatly appreciated.

Yours truly had an impressive day. With the small fields and other races distracting me I only bet on three races, which netted me three winners. One was Princess Wings in race two. The trainer of this horse is Gaye Marchant who is married to popular hoop Ernie Marchant. Ernie was seen wandering around having a lazy Saturday. Good jockey is Ernie. Another  winner was an old favourite of mine Fill the Fridge. Trained by Gordon Strang in Seymour, well ridden by Courtney Pace, it saluted in race Four. Fill the Fridge had won twice for me in Avoca and that luck continued in Yea.

Riding honours were shared by Courtney Pace and Rob Kirkpatrick  who both rode a double. However Courtney almost blotted her copy book . In the first race , a two horse race, she had a nice break over her rival, however eased back close to the line. it brought back visions of Luke Nolan on Black Caviar at Royal Ascot. However Pace like Nolan stil managed to ride her horse to victory. Training honours were shared evenly between the six winning trainers.

There are two more races at Yea for the season, on December 20 , then Yea Cup day on January 24 . Do yourselves a  favour, and come along for a good day of picnic racing.




  1. You’re a star Glen.
    Healesville next Saturday and then Woolamai the next one…you in?

  2. You have way too much fun Glen!

    It’ll come to surprise that we have strong family connections in Yea.
    Mother there for a family reunion this weekend.
    Shame she missed the races!

  3. Ta Crio. You enjoyed Dunkeld but finished up slightly down, did ye ? I saw some races on the big screen(s). Lovely looking location.

    I’m not sure where to next, but as they say the future is unwritten.

    Dr Rocket, Yea is a lovely place. Quaint town, good race track. I like the area along the great dividing range. Tumut is a town I enjoy but not yet been to races there, but it’s on the radar with Tumbaramba.

    I’m hoping Leveractoin can deliver in the Donald Cup today.

    Happy punting.


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