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Successful St Pats Cup for Yea Race Club

All Too Creedy (inside), trained by Don Dwyer and ridden by Sean Cooper wins from last year's winner Willetts (outside), ridden by Rob Kirkpatrick. The middle horse, Popeye The Sailor, was a head away third.

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Feb 28, 2024

THE weather at Yea for the Larkfield St Pats Cup was perfect on Sunday for picnic racing and a good crowd turned up for the traditional charity day at Yea, supporting the Sacred Heart canteen and bar and the local charity raffle.

Fashions on the Field again proved popular as well as the free children’s activities and Chelsea’s face painting. Between races on the day, the crowd under the trees were entertained by popular local musician Kane Vincent.

This season the club has alternated Kane and the Adam Dennis band Dusty Dogs at meetings to appeal to patrons who may not be hard core racing fans, and it seems to have worked.

Bookmakers reported good holds in the end, the racing provided all the highlights and stories. Yea Cup winning rider Dylan Dean rode his first career treble starting off with the first two races, the first on Wray The Grey, a striking looking horse trained at Seymour by Steve Noble. His second winner Jenni from Avalon, is owned and was strapped by the trainer Paul Worthingtons daughter Janelle. As she was struggling to buy the horse, her parents stepped in and brought it for her as a 30th birthday present.

Race three proved to be an all female affair, with Jody Thompson Racing from Kilmore sponsoring the event won….

by Denis Smith

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