Newcastle Maitland Club this weekend will hold the inaugural Jody Moore Memorial event. Jody was an active committee person with the club for a number of years along with husband Rob who was race starter. Her two daughters Samantha and Kate both competed on a regular basis and they eventually became NSW Champions on the family pony Secret Mission.
Photo: Jody Moore
Nominations for the weekend see Team Cassar with three runners. Brody and Amity will share the reins on in form runner Chase em Ace, Joshua drives Harpers Turbonator while stable foreman Isabella has the drive on consistent Major Jiba. Grace Campbell once again will start from the back mark on Double o Seven and will not have to improve much to figure in the finish. Emme Formosa and Zorro both make their first appearance for the season and could race well fresh. Coming off the back of an outing last week at Tamworth Rylee Kiddle will make the long journey down for the night.
Apache Warrior was in great form last week and Holly Bigeni will be looking to back up this week for a win. Team captain Zach has nominated two runners for Wiggins Racing, Ashton on Smokey Bear and Rowan driving Yourkiddinme. Hira Lightfoot will start Silver Dream for the first time for the season and might be hard to run down from one of the front marks. While there will be no family favours in the Miles family with Emilee driving Roxy Surf Girl looking to score over Yogi Bear driven by older brother Tyler.