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Omoto course set
for family outing
The Greymouth Jockey Club will set the
popular West Coast New Year racing
circuit alight at Omoto tomorrow and
as always competitive racing and
entertainment for young and old will be the order
of the day.
The adverse weather experienced in recent
days has not done the Greymouth club any
favours but the Omoto facilities and course will
again provide a picture postcard pro le.
The club s loyal band of volunteers have left no
stone unturned in providing the perfect venue for
patrons to have a day out at the races.
Greymouth Jockey Club president Jill
Bennington says the club committee members
have strived to ensure all the boxes are ticked for
"It s called teamwork. The team have certainly
put the hours in and the end product is just
great --- all facilities and the track are ready
and waiting. The rain we have had this week
will ensure the track will be on the heavy side,
which is disappointing, but our track man Jim
Findlay says the track is in great order. If the sun
continues we know the track dries out quickly so
the scene is set for a great day out for the rst
day on what will be a very good circuit this year."
The club has worked on providing an
expansive parking area for patrons on the
northern section of the course, with public entry
on course being through Golf Links Road.
"The area has been freshly cut and with
access from the Golf Links Road will make
parking easier for everyone. The horse oats will
have entry through the normal Kaiata entrance,
which will make it easier for everyone and less
congested," Bennington says.
Food and drinks will be available at the main
grandstand, both inside and out, while the old
tearooms will cater for the Kids Go Racing
"The Kids Go Racing is part of the Inter-Island
Summer Festival of Racing promotion and there
will be plenty of amusement and entertainment
throughout the day. Lolly scrambles, obstacle
races, running races, bouncy castle, a lot of
activities --- it will be a great day out for the
A $600 Inter-Island raf e voucher can be won by
a lucky racebook owner, there will be a Punters
Club operating and losing tickets placed in a barrel
with the Monteith s Brewing Company Greymouth
Cup winner s name attached could provide a lucky
entrant with 100kg of Monteith s products.
"It s good to be leading the charge for the New
Year circuit," Bennington says.
"It will be the second time we will have had the
new starting gates in operation. The Vernon and
Vazey gates have really lifted the pro le of West
Coast racing and shows the commitment from
all the four clubs involved. Vernon and Vazey are
a great supporter of West Coast racing and are
sponsoring a race at each of the four meetings
on the circuit.
"Tomorrow will be a great day out, with plenty
of entertainment, good elds and competitive
racing and above all, let s hope the weather
plays its part," she says.
Class galloper Scapolo will head the large
Kevin Myers team on the West Coast New
Year circuit and will be a major drawcard for
racegoers at Omoto tomorrow.
The Whanganui trainer will campaign 20
horses on the Coast circuit.
The Greymouth Jockey Club will be delighted
to have a horse the calibre of Scapolo
attracting off-course betting when the four-
year-old lines up in the Greymouth Businesses
sprint. Myers was looking for a suitable lead
up race prior to racing for rich spoils of the
Wellington Cup carnival, and the Omoto race is
ideal for the gelding s preparation.
Scapolo has fashioned an impressive record
under the watchful eye of Myers, having won
six races and as many placings from 16 career
starts, his latest success being an all-the-
way win in the Couplands Bakeries Mile at
Riccarton at the New Zealand Cup meeting, in
Myers is no stranger when it comes to travel
and has taken Scapolo to Melbourne for two
campaigns, which resulted in two wins and
three placings from six starts.
One of the placings was a second in the
Listed Myer Fashion Stakes at last year s
Melbourne Cup Carnival, at Flemington.
Scapolo top hope for Myers stable
The Kevin Myers trained Negotiate and rider David Walsh
winning the 2013 Greymouth Businesses Cup
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