Fishers Ghost meeting at Club Menangle last Sunday was a highlight for many excited NSW Mini Trot Association members having their first look at the spacious Menangle venue.
Photo: Tanner and Skyline Blue at Fishers Ghost Meeting
Day got underway with the Midget Division resulting in Capital Club driver Kimberly Allport bringing Hickory Park home for an exciting win defeating Leeton’s Seven driven by Layla Forrest who was only having her second registered drive. Tamworth reinsman Jack Chapple made good ground late on Egyptian Lady to take third. Early pacemakers Little Midget (Shaila Ogilvie) Snowgood (Brodi Davis) and Honeycombe (Erin Evan) all just finished behind the placegetters.
Shetlands saw Hirra Lightfoot make an early move to take the lead from Skyline Blue ( Tanner Brown) which proved to be a master stroke as despite some ponies coming home well late they were unable to catch the leader and Silver Dream held on for a win. Apatchie Wind run an honest race for Carley Formosa to take second with Holly Bigeni bringing Batman home for third. Major Jiba (Isabella Cassar), Mr Rocket Fuel (Rylee Kiddle) and Little Squirt (Harrison Wiggins) were all getting to the line late but found the winning post too close.
Ponies saw a bold front running display by home track specialist Jeanna Kinlyside leading all the way on the much improved One in a Million. Liam Gallagher having only his fourth drive gave a good display bringing Devil Dodger in for second while Georgia Locke made good ground late with Rookie Blue finishing third. Ash’s Boy ( Louise Shephard), Top Gear ( Cory Shadlow) and Cariadus Material Girl (Harry McNamarra) were all responsible for good performances. Special mention to Jack Brown who's pony Fast Forward had a gear failure just before the start of the race and was unable to compete however Jack showed great sportsmanship in what must have been a real disappointment.
All drivers must be congratulated for the way they presented and handled their ponies.
Aside from the action on the track members of the association assisted in giving sulky rides on some of our ponies throughout the day. Line up for rides were well supported and to see the excitement on the faces of some of the children was priceless.
Many thanks to all those that assisted on the day.