Past the Post - Bel Cappello Couture Launch and The Jolly Boys Race Day - 30th April 2016
Punters and fashionistas combined at the KBRC on Saturday to enjoy some quality racing action trackside.
Local designer Holly Keilly launched her fashion brand Bel Cappello whilst The Jolly Boys had a great day in the Sportsmens Bar.
The feature of the day was The Jolly Boys sprint where the Neville Newton trained Comanche Red returned to the winners circle.
The Flying Pegasus six year old didn't look a place chance at the 300m but subsequently hit top gear digging in with top weight on his back to head Crown Saga in his final stride.
Sarah Bonner was aboard the chestnut who with a three kilogram claim will be forced to carry 59.5kg going forward after the win.
The Bel Cappello Couture Designs Handicap was taken out by favourite Roadsinger but not without drama.
Straight after the race the jockey of Harmony Queen fired in a protest against the winner alleging interference at the 400m.
After a long deliberation stewards dismissed the protest and the Paddy Bermingham Jnr trained galloper was declared the winner.
The win brought up a double for in form apprentice Sarah Bonner.
Peter Fernie had a double on the card with the first of his victories coming in the IKKA Steel Handicap with Tahgeo Jay.
The galloper settled midfield prior to improving down the Charles Street side and proving too strong in the final stages.
Glenn Smith was aboard for the victory which helped him secure the Neometals Rider of the Day Award.
Smith was also aboard Haul In in the Kalgoorlie Chiropractor Clinic Handicap over the 1400m.
Haul In was the class engagement in the race and had to prove himself with 59kg on his back.
The galloper settled well back with Smith producing a well timed run to win by three quarters of a length.
Short priced favourite Ningbo took out the Tabtouch Fashions on the Field maiden winning by a massive margin.
The Merv Dellar trained galloper defeated four rivals with a very confident ride from apprentice Tayla Stone.
Ash Grace and Mollie Clark combined in the Kalgoorlie Miner Maiden with One For The Gals saluting.
The galloper was withdrawn at the gates last start in a blow for connections, but in a change of luck the gelding proved too strong for his rivals defeating Omerta by a neck.
NEOMETALS RIDER OF THE DAY
Glenn Smith who solely flew the flag for the gents took the award out with Sarah Bonner in second position.
Racing returns to Sundays now with the KBRC's next meeting on the 8th May 2016 which is Mothers Day.