Cheers to the races! Ann Laurence, Maryanne Mutsaers, Sue Davidson, Julie Gray and Steve Powley enjoyed a well-prepared picnic at the Woolamai Racecourse on Sunday afternoon. mm270122

Sassoon, trained by Rebecca Kelly and ridden by Angela Bence, took out the first race of the day at Woolamai. It was the chestnut gelding’s second win at the picturesque country racetrack. mm290122

UNDER beautiful sunshine, the Woolamai Racetrack welcomed hundreds of racegoers on Sunday for the second race meet of the 2021-22 season.

The Woolamai Kids Day Out featured the popular Kelly Sports supervised kids activities, meaning the little ones were kept busy with an afternoon of games, sport and competitions, while the older folk enjoyed a day in the shade placing a few bets under the majestic elm trees.

It all kicked off with Sassoon, trained by Rebecca Kelly, taking out the first race of the day – the Haymes Paint Rodney Mcallister Memorial Handicap (2008m).

The eight-year-old chestnut gelding was followed by Can Get a Witness and Cut the Mustard.

In the Larmax Agribarn Trophy (3) (1008m), Got You Covered reached the finish line first – the bay gelding’s first race under trainer Kelvin Southey – with Warrigal Mac close behind at 0.2L, followed by Ellanova.

Shootist, trained by Bradley Stockdale, recorded its first win in the Matho Electrical Maiden (1008m) while trainer Jack Laing’s Kingdom Fighter saw success in the Mickey Gordon Island Dash Trophy (1) (1008m).

After three scratchings in race five, a field of eight competed in the Michelle Taylor Fine Vintage Maiden (1508m), with trainer Reg Manning’s five-year-old chestnut gelding Cheeky Prince securing the win by 0.5L, followed by Angelsreach and Flying Basil.

Brueghelino, trained by Troy Kilgower, capped off the day with a win in the Shanks Electrical Handicap (1608m).