THE new season at the Woolamai and District Racing Club got off to a flying start on Saturday, with the first race helping pave the way for a jovial atmosphere throughout the afternoon.
The first race of the new season at the Picnic Track was named the ‘Will you marry me Georgia Evans? Open Trophy Race’.
Thankfully for Ms Evans’ beau Stephen Lynch, she learnt of the race’s name five minutes prior to its running and happily accepted the proposal.
With friends and family present, a definitive ‘yes’ resounded across the picturesque Woolamai hills, kick-starting a wave of applause that billowed down through the marquees.
Bev Carmichael from the Woolamai and District Racing Club said it was a great way to start the new season.
“Everything went really well. It was a good day with a healthy crowd which we were happy with,” Bev said.
The day included a Ladies Bracelet Race for female riders only which was won by Debbie Waymouth, who was the veteran rider of the race.
Female jockey, Danni Walker also shaved her hair to support a friend who is fighting a battle with cancer. The shave ran in conjunction with the TJ Memorial Ladies Bracelet Race.
Walker’s efforts raised approximately $2000 for the Cancer Council.
The next race meeting at Woolamai will be held on Sunday, January 5.
Stephen selects a winner in the first